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I have an anodizing rack that has hundreds of prongs. These prongs are made of titanium and need to be squeezed together in order to place the parts on the rack. I am wondering how I would calculate the force needed to make the prongs touch so that parts can be added?

I have seen some people saying to use F=kx treating the prongs as a spring, would this be the best way? Any help is appreciated.

titanium prongs

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  • $\begingroup$ Just use a split cone in front of the piece that guides the prongs into the part, then separate the cone and remove... $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    Commented Oct 3, 2023 at 9:34
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    $\begingroup$ if you have the device in hand measure it don't try to calculate it. $\endgroup$
    – Tiger Guy
    Commented Oct 3, 2023 at 12:54

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