The car cradle for my cell phone snapped after a couple months of use (the plastic it was made from was too brittle, which probably explains why I was able to buy it for $8 on eBay, shipping and handling included), so I designed a new one.
As you'd expect from the picture, the bottom of the phone would insert into the two feet at the right. The phone would bend the strut at the left until the retainer clip slips over the top edge and snaps into place. The left strut is 0.1" thick, about 2.3-2.6" long (depending on whether it bends at the bracket or the inner curve) and the bend distance at the far end is 0.37", so the bend angle would be about 8-10 degrees. There would also be some bending at the 90 degree angle at the left end when the tab is pushed to free the phone (how much would obviously depend on the material).
I need some suggestions on material choice. I tried slogging through Stratasys' Materials page and it's full of generic phrases like "ranging in strength and stiffness", "high elongation properties for increased flexibility" and "exhibit great tolerances with excellent accuracy", but too many specific materials selection, no numbers and no specific use examples.
Also, anyone got any recommendations on places to use that are moderate in price? I could have it printed at Shapeways with their Strong and Flexible Plastic (probably a good choice) for $14.62, plus $4 shipping, but it'd take a couple weeks to get it (based on previous builds). Hollywood3DPrinting can print it in a day, but they want $58.06 (including a $20 setup fee, which seems exorbitant), plus shipping.
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