I am looking to build some prototypes and would like to get 20-50 Waffle plates as an initial order.
Looking at the material cost it’s about $1-10/unit for ABS ($1 for generic, $10 for ABSplus). I’m looking for a local ABS printer, but should be able to find some PLA options easily.
Shapeways is offering them for about $30 each in what I assume is ABS, or $20 in PLA.
A few questions:
- Is there a source for injection moulded waffle plates?
- Can anyone comment on strength and durability of PLA waffle plates, or on durability of generic ABS vs ABSplus?
- Can the waffle plate be printed without support material? The overhang looks to me like it would be challenging, but maybe an angle can be introduced to address that.