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    3D Foosball players

    Hey, guys!
    So I am rather new in 3d printing, all I did was few things for myself but now I have an opportunity to do something more but I am not sure about it. So, few days ago I was at the party and started talking with some guys about advantages of 3d printing. So, long story short, does anyone have experiences with making 3d printed foosball players?

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    Type "3D Foosball player" on google, you will have more than enough to answer your questions.

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    I know that, I wanted to get real life insights.

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    Man, I have little torn apart now. I talked with this guy who has this site http://www.foosballzone.com/ and he is selling spare parts for table foosball. Is anyone here from Austin, TX who would be able to produce about 100 players for now, then more? I can do only 30 and I need someone to help me.
    Last edited by Ive; 07-26-2017 at 02:38 AM. Reason: I wasn't done :D

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    I know about Solids, I didn't know about the second one. Thanks!

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    I wonder if normal (FDM) 3D-printed foosball figures are really going to survive much intensive playing. They need to take a lickin' and keep on kickin' - and it seems they're more likely to fall apart at the seams. The reason you're replacing them is likely because the injection-molded original parts failed already, and injection-molded parts are a lot tougher than FDM 3D printed ones. You might want to look into more resilient materials and processes, like semi-flexible plastics and multi-jet printing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awerby View Post
    I wonder if normal (FDM) 3D-printed foosball figures are really going to survive much intensive playing. They need to take a lickin' and keep on kickin' - and it seems they're more likely to fall apart at the seams. The reason you're replacing them is likely because the injection-molded original parts failed already, and injection-molded parts are a lot tougher than FDM 3D printed ones. You might want to look into more resilient materials and processes, like semi-flexible plastics and multi-jet printing.
    Thought about this though I do not know how strong the 3D Printed material really is.
    He could 3D Print some molds.

    He Could use a Strong molding material.

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Supe...ULPHO-PLASTIC/
    Last edited by Roberts_Clif; 07-28-2017 at 08:52 PM.

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    Mama says foosball is the devil.

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