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Hose Clamp - Pinch Valve

by Tim_C, published

Hose Clamp - Pinch Valve by Tim_C Aug 13, 2012

Description

Hose clamp designed to control liquid flow through nylon/silicon tube. I made it for a siphon hose on my fish tank. I just pinch it close and it seals the pipe. Suits 10mm ID nylon tubing. Printed in green ABS, 0.3mm layers/solid fill on UP! Plus.

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I printed mine on its side instead of upright, and it seems to be working well. It required a bit of work with an exacto knife and a hot air gun to get the moving, but it wasn't any too difficult. That was likely my printer's problem. It tends to print a tad wider than it should.

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I am currently using a licence of the software I use (I think you know the one) from a friends work. I just can't afford it myself. I don't want it coming back to him.

Does software embed the licence code in the files somehow? Another friend got a 'cease and desist' email from said company, he thinks because he uploaded a file from an illegal copy.

Or am I just being paranoid? :-D

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Instructions

1. Print for use with 10mm Nylon tubing. Scale up/down to suit your application. There may be a little trial and error.
3. Print out as shown in the photo to reduce support and add strength.
2. Slide onto section of hose and squeeze as you pull back thumb tab gently.
3. Pull back on thumb tab to release.

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duckythescientist on Jul 8, 2013 said:

I printed mine on its side instead of upright, and it seems to be working well. It required a bit of work with an exacto knife and a hot air gun to get the moving, but it wasn't any too difficult. That was likely my printer's problem. It tends to print a tad wider than it should.

tlalexander on Sep 13, 2012 said:

Great part! Source files are always nice, as STLs are hard to edit!

Tim_C on Sep 13, 2012 said:

I am currently using a licence of the software I use (I think you know the one) from a friends work. I just can't afford it myself. I don't want it coming back to him.

Does software embed the licence code in the files somehow? Another friend got a 'cease and desist' email from said company, he thinks because he uploaded a file from an illegal copy.

Or am I just being paranoid? :-D

Anonymous on Sep 9, 2012 said:

Great thanks for the file! I service 3D systems Z printers and needed clamps for removing the binder tanks.... I just removed the upper notches to allow more space between the 2 walls, they served no purpose any way other than binding the 2 walls together?

Tim_C on Sep 10, 2012 said:

I added them as I was still experimenting with it and wasn't sure how many notches I needed. It printed separated on my UP! but someone below said it printed connected as well. Whatever works for you, thats why I put it up... Glad you could make use of it. I am at UNI doing design so it is really good to hear.

meirm on Aug 14, 2012 said:

does it need support to print?

should I rotate it 90 degrees and print it on its side?

PropellerScience on Aug 14, 2012 said:

I just got done printing it flat like in the picture. Check out the "I made one" picture.

Question #1 - Why did is this printed in the compressed state?

Quesiont #2 - How to I break it free?...Weeeeeeeee!

fma on Aug 13, 2012 said:

Great design!

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