I am interested in creating a ball and socket joint in stainless steel with a notch in the side as part of another project. The maximum width of the socket will be approximately 11mm and the ball will be approximately 8mm. I would like to have a retention force of approximately 0.25lbs. - 0.5lbs. but I'm not sure on this yet. If possible I would like to make the joint snap-able. I don't know if it is possible, but I would like to do it without screws. I already have a design that has flanges, but the designs are 3D printed and do not work. My other desire is to find small run companies that can produce the part in small runs of <$10 and larger run quantities of approximately $1-$3 and preferably in the US. I would like to talk to you further about the project details before I set a budget. That's why I am setting the budget low. If you would like to talk before we set up anything please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then once we get some details knocked out I can set up a project on freelancer and go from there.
Thanks a lot.