How many do you need? The round cuts could be made on a screw machine (programmable lathe), but the slot would need to be milled as a secondary operation. You should be able to find a switch to measure. Where is the chassis hole you plan to mount this in?Whoops wrote: ↑Thu Dec 21, 2023 6:52 pmIs not that easy:
1) I don't have an original part so I don't know the measurements, I could for sure create some measurements from the photos, but it will be always a compromise and a lot of time in Trial and Error
The automotive industry has been using metal 3d printing for years, to make prototype and low volume engine/automobile parts. Probably not cheap for onesy twosey, but cheaper than custom hand machining them.2) very very important, original part is metal and set screw is metal. Set-Screw is really important to tighten the Switch.
3d Printer won't work, set screw would strip out, will shred a plastic thread easily
If you have a product that these were used in, find somebody who was involved in the original design. For low volume, high end products they may have been custom made by an in-house machine shop.
These points might be overcomed in some way, some easier than others but for now it's too early to think about this
I'm still trying to find a source or more information on this part, and that's the goal here.
It's a Quest and Detective work at the moment.
3D printing will be my last, last, last resort if I don't find any leads in the next month, or maybe 2 months
I have never seen a standard part like that used on a mass market product.
If this is for use in a new product design you might be able to get a similar look with an easier to fabricate approach.