How well do printed metal parts bend and how much force do they withstand ?
From my understanding of the process they are quite rigid but brittle and not springy at all.
The tip of the spanner is 1mm thick and we are talking about a 55mm lever with a constant and considerable pressure applied to the very end of that lever
as well as a small but noticeable additional force every time a pin sets .
Could be interesting to get some numbers on usual materials from a commercial printer here.
I measured the half-diamond and got 1mm o thickness.
Sounds like pretty much for a lockpick. I'll compare it to my own ones, when I'm back tomorrow but from the top of my head I'd guess that 0.5mm is a more realistic value.
Does anyone have a set of HPC or other good picks at hand to compare?