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any-angle rod clamp, for diagonal reprap support

by profezzorn, published

any-angle rod clamp, for diagonal reprap support by profezzorn Sep 13, 2012

Description

This rod clamp allows you to connect two 8mm rods at any angle you want. The scad can easily be modified for other rod sizes. Intended for a diagonal reprap support.

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I made this thing customiziable, so now you can open it in customizer and change stuff. I also made it so you can make the channel into an octagon and/or remove the bevel. Enjoy.

I don't have a clue how to use scad. :) I've modeled a new one, a little larger, thicker, without the chamfer and upside down... I'll be posting it when I get the time... Your idea to use the octagon channel is also great, and I'll try to implement it before posting...

You can always change it in the scad file. Another option would be to change the channel into an octagon shape. That would be much easier to print.

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Instructions

Print 2, clamp around rods at desired angle and secure with an M3x25 screw (with nut and washers). For a diagonal brace like the one in the picture you'll need an 8mm threaded rod around 25cm long. For extra strength and vibration control, you can put something soft/rubbery between the two halves, but then you'll probably need a longer screw.

The scad file is parametric, so you can make it stronger or fit other rod sizes.

The idea is very nice but I have problems printing the overhang. I guess it would be much easier to print it if you would make it without the chamfer and rotated upside-down.

You can always change it in the scad file. Another option would be to change the channel into an octagon shape. That would be much easier to print.

I don't have a clue how to use scad. :) I've modeled a new one, a little larger, thicker, without the chamfer and upside down... I'll be posting it when I get the time... Your idea to use the octagon channel is also great, and I'll try to implement it before posting...

I made this thing customiziable, so now you can open it in customizer and change stuff. I also made it so you can make the channel into an octagon and/or remove the bevel. Enjoy.

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