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Off-the-shelf T-slot nuts are incredibly expensive. So many have set out to replace those with printed parts, always replicating how those nuts work thus putting a lot of pressure on the printed nut.
With this thing, all load of the joint is put on a 1mm washer, held in place together with the M5 half-nut.
This substitute prints without support and should be sliced at 0.2mm layer-height. If sliced at a different height, chances are it won't fit.
This part served as a T-Slot nut substitute for my MendelMax build, using http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/products/837-234/ nuts and http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/products/525-931/ washers together with KJN extrusions.
The OpenSCAD file contains part of Catarina Motas Shape Library: http://svn.makerbot.com/users/hoeken/openscad/shapes.scad
1) print many of them
2) insert nuts and washers
3) be happy that you saved a lot of money
M5 T-slot nut substitute by csweichel is licensed under the Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure csweichel would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!