Originally Posted by TheBACA
What material would be considered a (strong and safe) material for 3D printing a Slingshot?
I searched for this answer but could not find it. Any help would be greatly appreciated
I am not an experienced 3D print user. Actually I've never owned or used one, but from what I can find around the net, ABS is the plastic you're looking for:
"ABS is used in a very large variety of applications in the industry nowadays. Examples include, among many others, the manufacturing of pipes (like drain, waste or vent pipes), automotive components, electronic assemblies, protective headgear (ABS has good shock absorbing properties), kitchen appliances, music instruments, protective carrying cases and toys, among which the most notable are the famous Lego bricks.
ABS is generally very durable and strong, slightly flexible and quite resistant to heat. Printers able to process ABS plastics normally operate with a hot end (the heated part melting the plastic, before it’s forced through the print nozzle) at a temperature around 210-250°C. Therefore, a 3D printer able to process ABS is necessarily equipped with a heated printbed (the surface that the 3D prints are built on), in order to prevent warping or cracking of the printed materials."