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Any news about the 3D printed Toe pulley (headsail)


Jose Venegas
 

I think that nowadays they can be printed in stainless steel at a reasonable price, particularly if there are enough parts made.  I will be in the market for two units and be willing to put whoever has made mechanical drawings with the printing shop. 

Jose
Ipanema SM2K 278
Boston 


Mike Ondra
 

Jose,

Mark McGovern has been making these in stainless steel. I received a pair and they are beautiful! Will be installing next week and will verify that they perform well. Search in the groups.io site for his name, or his posting #43674 on 2Jan19.

Mike

Aletes SM#240

 

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I think that nowadays they can be printed in stainless steel at a reasonable price, particularly if there are enough parts made.  I will be in the market for two units and be willing to put whoever has made mechanical drawings with the printing shop. 

Jose
Ipanema SM2K 278
Boston 


Mark McGovern
 

Jose,

My machinist just finished making another batch of the jib car pulleys from 316L Stainless Steel:







The design is pretty much identical to the original cast aluminum pulleys but we make them out of 316L Stainless Steel to avoid the corrosion issues the aluminum ones suffer from. I sell them for US$190 for each complete pulley so $380 for a set of two (2) pulleys.  Contact me at mfmcgovern at gmail dot com if you are interested in purchasing them.

Out of curiosity I got a quote for getting them made using Direct Metal Laser Sintering process (3D Printing) out of the same 316L Stainless Steel material. The quote was around US$1776 per pulley or US$3552 for a set of two pulleys:

  
 

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Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Red1 Stella SM359
 

Mark,

a bit late but I just wanted to say that the sheaves are installed on Stella SM359 and worked perfectly even under tension.  No issue at all; AND they look GREAT!

Thank you very much for your support and your sharing the details of the machinist! We should look at getting further SS things from him!

Redouan 
SM 359 Stella

On 11 Apr 2019, at 15:58, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

Jose,

My machinist just finished making another batch of the jib car pulleys from 316L Stainless Steel:

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The design is pretty much identical to the original cast aluminum pulleys but we make them out of 316L Stainless Steel to avoid the corrosion issues the aluminum ones suffer from. I sell them for US$190 for each complete pulley so $380 for a set of two (2) pulleys.  Contact me at mfmcgovern at gmail dot com if you are interested in purchasing them.

Out of curiosity I got a quote for getting them made using Direct Metal Laser Sintering process (3D Printing) out of the same 316L Stainless Steel material. The quote was around US$1776 per pulley or US$3552 for a set of two pulleys:

<Jib Car Pulley 3D Print Quote.PNG>  
 

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Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA