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Knurled Surface Library v2

by aubenc, published

Knurled Surface Library v2 by aubenc Oct 9, 2012

Description

A new version of the knurled finishing library with some added refinements, information, new modules and features.

(Everything detailed in the Instructions section)

Did my best to keep this backwards compatible with the previous knurl library.

Unfortunatelly, this thing keeps on finding it hard to render (as from example 06 you'll need to compile to see the output).

Hope you enjoy it.

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There wouldn't be any need to maintain it, just to make sure people can always find the latest version without having to search for the latest related thing. With version control it would also be very easy for others to help out with expanding the code.

Sorry for the late answer, I'm finding some little technical issues with the Thingiverse's comments system.

No, I don't have such a thing, sometimes I think I should but I know I wouldn't be able to maintain it, I'm constantly jumping from one design back to an old one and suddenly starting something new... I never ever get to finish anything, what I upload here is that small portion of designs that are close to completion, or at least, functional enough to be published.

Do you have a source repository where we can follow the history/fork?

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Instructions

Refinements: Changed the way the final shape of the knurled cylinder is made.

Information: Console ECHO for the knurled cylinder final diameters (top and bottom of the knurl)

More Info: Added the module "knurl_help()" that echoes available modules and parameters.

New module: "knurl()" parameters supported but not required, will generate a knurled cylinder with some "default" parameters.

Updated "Ends Smoothing" functionality: In the previous version this was "carving a bevel" to the knurled cylinder, now it can also "emboss that bevel". This can be of some use when substracting the cylinder from another cylinder.

Set "e_smooth" parameter to a positive value to carve, set it to a negative value to emboss, set it to zero for no bevel at all. The value is for the height of the bevel.

Browse the examples in the OpenSCAD and play a little bit with them!

Please do check the PDF available in thing:9095 if you need more information.

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Anonymous on Jul 25, 2013 said:

Do you have a source repository where we can follow the history/fork?

aubenc on Aug 3, 2013 said:

Sorry for the late answer, I'm finding some little technical issues with the Thingiverse's comments system.

No, I don't have such a thing, sometimes I think I should but I know I wouldn't be able to maintain it, I'm constantly jumping from one design back to an old one and suddenly starting something new... I never ever get to finish anything, what I upload here is that small portion of designs that are close to completion, or at least, functional enough to be published.

slamzee on Jul 16, 2013 said:

would there be a way to make a flat piece for an anti-slip surface?

aubenc on Jul 16, 2013 said:

No, not with this library (sorry) it only works for cylinders :(

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