Visor clips and pivot joint’s

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At some point would it be possible for one of our 3D printing experts to start to make and sell these pieces. While i'm no expert, they seems simple enough to duplicate and sourcing today is difficult and ridiculously expensive, at least where i'm looking.
 

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At some point would it be possible for one of our 3D printing experts to start to make and sell these pieces. While i'm no expert, they seems simple enough to duplicate and sourcing today is difficult and ridiculously expensive, at least where i'm looking.
I don’t intend to make any parts that compete against existing vendors or enthusiasts. I made parts that were NLA and unavailable in the aftermarket.
 

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At some point would it be possible for one of our 3D printing experts to start to make and sell these pieces. While i'm no expert, they seems simple enough to duplicate ...
Yes, you could duplicate the shape. But would printable plastic have the strength and UV resistance that these parts require? Making the pivots out of metal might be a better (though more complicated) endeavor.
 

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Injection molded with GFN should be strong enough. Even better with some metal inserts to protect against over-tightening

Does anyone have a 3-D scan of the pivot?
 

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If someone have 3d technical plan - cnc is probably the ultimate choice with ss or brass.
 

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I still think a mold with GFN will be plenty strong for this application, and much cheaper than CNC machining each one. Does anyone know if the CK pivots are CNC'd out of solid plastic or injection molded?

Also, anyone know if the pivot is the same as the ones on an E3? The visors are different, but I thought maybe the pivot is the same.
 

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I think a cnc file must exist, as i purchased them 3 -5 years ago from someone (US based) on the forum here. Milled from brass.

I'd have to dig through the parts pile to fish them out and get the name from the mailing enveloppe, but perhaps someone here recalls his name?

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