Strong little bracket

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Strong little bracket by MakeALot Nov 13, 2012
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A strong little bracket


I needed a little bracket for fixing a desk to the wall, it needed to be strong and small.

So here it is, if anyone else wants it!

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nice this is just what i was looking for ...badass. I printed it and it worked great


Now that is a very nice bracket - thanks Mark. I must print some of these.

Thanks Rich!

a nice one, which machine were you print by?

Thanks, Replicator 2.

It looks very good specially considering the large flat overhang!


The other side has a couple of small loops on it, but nothing too bad.  I've been printing things with close to 100mm bridges in PLA that have come out reasonably well.  You wouldn't have the underside as the main finished surface of the item, but for internal or underside faces it's passable.Obviously, these brackets aren't supposed to be that glamorous.You could print it on one of the flat faces, but it wouldn't be strong enough to use.

Would it really be that much weaker printed on a flat? Do you have the infill running diagonally as well?

If you place it at 45 degrees on the print bed then half the infill will go diagonally (depending on your settings). Most of the stress is across the "elbow" of the bracket. having the layers of the print going the other way makes it much weaker as a bracket ( consider the levers attached to it), but better able to resist splitting from over tightening the screws. Having said that, PLA, ABS & Nylon will all yield different results. You should try printing one each way round in PLA and see how easy it is to snap.

looks very profi :-) what did use to model it?

Thanks, Alibre Design.