I've got everything set. Material is aluminum alloy 6061. I've set the component contacts to no penetration. I have a contact set where both blocks meet and keep getting the same error. The bottom part is fixed. The head coming out has a no penetration contact with the top block. The only thing that works is by making it globally binded but I'm pretty sure that they are meant to not be bindedobjects

  • $\begingroup$ What prevents the smaller part sliding around in that slot with no constraints? $\endgroup$ – Jonathan R Swift Nov 18 '19 at 19:54
  • $\begingroup$ It should be able to slide around. Its basically a block, a thin cylinder and a thick cylinder so it should be able to move around the hole made by the top block $\endgroup$ – xXxHussarxXx Nov 18 '19 at 19:58
  • $\begingroup$ But in the simulation you have set up it can slide (and possibly rotate/spin?) with zero resistance which makes the simulation unstable. Try adding a rotational constraint and a weak force (much lower than the applied force elsewhere) to bias it towards one end of the slot or the other. Do you have friction included at the interface also? $\endgroup$ – Jonathan R Swift Nov 18 '19 at 22:32
  • $\begingroup$ Added a roller in the back and some friction. Not ideal but it worked. Thank you. $\endgroup$ – xXxHussarxXx Nov 18 '19 at 23:40
  • $\begingroup$ I guess I should have written an answer instead of a comment, then ;) $\endgroup$ – Jonathan R Swift Nov 20 '19 at 12:54

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