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snap fit

ehsan_pazookiehsan_pazooki Member Posts: 4 EDU
Hello Guys,

I need to simulate and design a snap-fit model for the connection between two cylindrical parts and attach them together.

Actually I have a lot of questions.

For example, How to calculate the strength and stress?
I want to print my parts with a 3D printer and I don't want to have a broken snap fit.

Could some one please give me a feedback? Or share a link of a done model with me?
Or send me some useful links to me?

I would be really happy to hear from you.

Thank you very much and best regards
Ehsan Pazooki


  • guy_rogelguy_rogel Member Posts: 38 PRO
    Hi Ehsan
    I recommend reading the BASF snap design guide : https://web.mit.edu/2.75/resources/random/Snap-Fit Design Manual.pdf
    It's one of the best places to start with.
    If you 3D print parts with SLS you can design like it was injected nylon parts. SLS will not break easy

    Snap design will improve with experience ,
    once yo finish your design , I am happy to review and comment. I have few years of experience in snap design

  • ehsan_pazookiehsan_pazooki Member Posts: 4 EDU
    Hi Guy, Thank you very much for your answer. I will use the document.
    That was really nice of you. I stay in contact with you
    Do you have maybe facebook?

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