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Another Half-Rod for Rostock

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Another Half-Rod for Rostock by tauneutrino Nov 5, 2012
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For all that have problems printing the full rod length in one piece I have cut the rod in halves.

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Print 1 piece each per rod and screw together with an M3x12 screw with washers on each end.
It needed a printout of this part to get me to know that a mirrored part is needed in order to fit its counterpart. I had an thinking error since the part is not fliped once but twice so this desing does not fit itselve...

well the mirrored part works well though.
I think i will leave it for now.

Printing with 0,35mm nozzle is recommended but 0,5 is also possible with some tuning.
Pictures are printed with 0,5mm nozzle.

For a full set of Rostock rods you need to print 6 half rod + 6 counter parts.

When I have some time left i will look into the design again - perhaps some light will go on the next time

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For what its worth, I've printed the rods in PLA and I highly recommend using Carbon fiber rods instead with Traxxas rod ends as shown here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:31642http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

The carbon fiber is much stiffer, and the normal rod ends take so many screws I just can't imagine something not loosening. I've assembled my rostock with the printed arms, but I bought carbon fiber and rod ends and I'm going to replace the printed arms before I go any further.

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by piit79

I can see your argument and I think you are right, the screws on the rods might really be a weak point in the construction. Nevertheless I will try printed rods, as I wanted to make as much as possibly by myself.
Although I can see were I might end up ;-)

As i see we have the same intensions :)

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