Need help replicating small plastic part

11-14-2012, 04:55 PM
I thought it would be a good idea to look back to my modeling brethren for some assistance. I need to produce a small plastic part over and over again for use in hand made watch straps. The part has to be sturdy, it is essentially a brace that strengthens the connection between a watch strap and the watch itself.

This is the piece. Does anyone have any ideas how I could produce it?

11-15-2012, 04:12 PM
I would first figure out what actual material you need to make it from. This looks like it will receive significant wear and stress. None of the materials we commonly use to make model parts would be suitable for this.

drunken monkey
11-17-2012, 04:46 PM
why does my head say Royal Oak?

11-17-2012, 08:42 PM
3D printers can produce metal parts, or make a mold & cast them?

11-20-2012, 04:04 PM
3d printers, or use metal (melt it) and a suitable mold.

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