Retro-bit SEGA USB and Bluetooth Genesis, Saturn and Dreamcast accessories revealed!

Discussion in 'Sega Dreamcast Development and Research' started by Anthony817, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. TriMesh

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    For any given application, you can find a plastic that has at least as good properties as the old ones - the biggest problem is that if you are trying to manufacture an old design and just replace the plastics originally used with the closest current equivalent since it's quite possible that the current product might have some characteristics that are inferior to the old ones.

    In some cases, getting things working correctly might require changes to the material or the part geometry. Predicting these effects is not necessarily easy, and typically requires someone that has lots of experience of the field (so in this case, your ideal plastics guy would be someone that was working in the field since the mid '90s when the materials originally used in these controllers were current).
     
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