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So let me get this straight, you've cut the strong metal mount out and you're going to replace it with a plastic 3d printed part...

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rubber_jonnie wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 7:55 pm So let me get this straight, you've cut the strong metal mount out and you're going to replace it with a plastic 3d printed part...
Yeah. But it wasn't strong it kept snapping in half :roll: . After welding it 3 times , I'm not going to do the same again a 4th time. So I removed the block and going to print one which is thicker all ways.
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exxos wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 7:58 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 7:55 pm So let me get this straight, you've cut the strong metal mount out and you're going to replace it with a plastic 3d printed part...
Yeah. But it wasn't strong it kept snapping in half :roll: . After welding it 3 times , I'm not going to do the same again a 4th time. So I removed the block and going to print one which is thicker all ways.
Honestly, wouldn't a new chair be simpler? I just can't see the plastic part lasting at all, after all you'll need to probably put bolt holes through it as well. I assume you'll be printing 100% infill?
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At this stage, I think this is a very apt comment from earlier.
chronicthehedgehog wrote: Mon Oct 09, 2023 9:24 pm You must really love that chair :D
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 8:00 pm Honestly, wouldn't a new chair be simpler?
After every chair ive ever bought and lasting 6-12 months... They all have the same problems, the same flawed design. They always break. Even regardless how much I spent on one. Regardless where I buy them from and what brand.

The chair I have now looked well built. It has a pullout foot rest. So you think it would cope with a lot of stress. But nope. Spending 200 a year on chairs is just pointless.

So I cut out the part which always fails. Basically 2mm thick cheap metal. I'll replace it with a 3D printed part which will be at least 45mm thick. Once it's all working fine, I'll probably get a metal one made. Then it will be physically impossible to snap 45mm thick metal part in half.
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mrbombermillzy wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 8:00 pm At this stage, I think this is a very apt comment from earlier.
chronicthehedgehog wrote: Mon Oct 09, 2023 9:24 pm You must really love that chair :D
It's comfortable :lol:
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exxos wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 8:09 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 8:00 pm Honestly, wouldn't a new chair be simpler?
After every chair ive ever bought and lasting 6-12 months... They all have the same problems, the same flawed design. They always break. Even regardless how much I spent on one. Regardless where I buy them from and what brand.

The chair I have now looked well built. It has a pullout foot rest. So you think it would cope with a lot of stress. But nope. Spending 200 a year on chairs is just pointless.

So I cut out the part which always fails. Basically 2mm thick cheap metal. I'll replace it with a 3D printed part which will be at least 45mm thick. Once it's all working fine, I'll probably get a metal one made. Then it will be physically impossible to snap 45mm thick metal part in half.
A metal block would be best, I just don't see a 3d printed one, no matter how thick, having the tensile strength it needs to be strong enough.
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exxos wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 7:52 pm Yeah, I should just stay in bed. Might be safer. :lol:
Is that safer for you - Or the bed? ;)
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JezC wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 8:22 pm
exxos wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 7:52 pm Yeah, I should just stay in bed. Might be safer. :lol:
Is that safer for you - Or the bed? ;)
Thinking about it I have had to fix two beds in my lifetime as well :lol: :roll: I think everything is built so cheaply and barely adequate for the task these days it is unbelievable.
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Wow, bad luck with the chairs. My last chair lasted 8 years and really only replaced it because I wanted a new one. Never had even one break like that let alone multiples.

Have you considered an exorcism? You may truly be cursed by the ghost of office chairs! (whoever that may be..might be Fred..not sure) :lol:
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