Use off the shelf part for cable tie down
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kent created this task.Nov 19 2018, 12:51 PM
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west added a subscriber: west.Nov 19 2018, 2:23 PM

wouldnt it be cheaper to use the printed ones?

tutley added a subscriber: tutley.Nov 19 2018, 2:54 PM

@west the only downside to the printed ones is ive seen a few get cracked

The main concern I have is the cost associated with running this inside cluster. It changes from being a fixed cost from a vendor to being a variable cost that is reliant on our own competence. There are benefits to manufacturing our own parts for lead times and whatnot, but I fear we would be paying well over what the piece is worth by manufacturing our own in terms of printed part fallout and general assembly, in addition to the testing that is required for printed part evaluation and cosmetic approval process. Material wise it would probably be cheaper to manufacture our own; but there is an opportunity cost we are not evaluating by adding this to cluster's print list.

west added a comment.Nov 20 2018, 7:15 AM

I guess it probably comes down to if we can find a second source for whichever one we want and lead times

jessica added a subscriber: jperry.Nov 20 2018, 7:57 AM

@jperry - Can you send the link to HS and see what they have available and pull in a few samples? Thanks!

west added a comment.Dec 11 2018, 1:34 PM

@jperry any luck finding a suitable off the shelf part?

@west HS was able to locate some samples and they shipped out today. We will hopefully have them by the end of the week.

Steven closed this task as Wontfix.Thu, Jan 10, 1:43 PM
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This is no longer needed with the changes in T4864.