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Old 07-09-2021, 05:37 PM   #121 (permalink)
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In the midst of this public flogging of a dead horse, here's a planetary thrust bearing:

(be aware that at ...?t=71 he shows a spool of filament with a free end. That's a big no-no)

Since the file on Thingiverse is parametric, I could print one with a 1" hex hole up to 8" in diameter. For my 25ft iron hex-bar shaft. VAWT on the top and my Fisher-Paykel washing machine motor on the bottom.

Proto-Pasta have bronze-PLA alloy. I think that that might make a self-lubricating part.

It would probably take a $50 spool of filament with any decent amount of infill.


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