Fully assembled 3D printable wrench
by barspin, published
Now, i am not talking about a "print-several-pieces-and-then-assemble" version which there are already a ton of on the internet.
What i wanted to do was something i could print and that would actually be fully working straight out of the printer.
I like to think i came pretty close. All you need to do is to remove the internal support and your done!
Keep in mind this is a proof of concept, i just wanted to see if i could do it.
Updated 2013-10-16: Added "Printable Wrench W Longer Screw" which has a longer "screw" (3mm).
Updated 2013-08-30: I have added two new files. One with a slightly bigger gap between moving parts. This one has 0,55mm gap instead of 0,35mm. Let me know if it works out (in particular with PLA). I have also added a STEP file with no support for anyone who maight want it.
Here is a short video: youtu.be/oMmsJVUAK3Q
Experimantal "heavy duty" version: youmagine.com/designs/printable-wrench-reworked
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Well, I ended up printing it in Cura and it seems to have worked OK! just trying to release the worm from the rest of the model now, the other parts have freed up OK...
I've just tried to print this on my Prusa i3 and noticed that unfortunately the threads on the worm gear aren't sticking to the heated bed very well during print (this is at the beginning of the print before they are joined together into the single worm). Enabling brim in slic3r won't work since it only applies it to the outer perimeters. Any advice?
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2. Remove support using a sharp knife or similar
3. Show your friends =)
Printed on a Replicator at 0,2mm in ABS
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