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One of my Prusa Mendle Y-Axis [Smooth] Bar Clamps cracked as a result of it being slightly over-tightened while building my printer. The printer's been performing just fine, but I recently I wanted to upgrade the Y-axis PLA bushings to LM8UUs and,
a) didn't want to risk the cracked bar clamp failing completely during upgrade, and
b) didn't want to start tearing the whole printer apart for the sake of ONE bar clamp.
So here's a bar clamp that:
Mating 8mm threaded and smooth rods. (Prusa Mendel, etc)
Compared to the standard Prusa Mendle Bar Clamp, the distance between centres of the smooth and threaded rod will be reduced after fitting the version 9-0-X of this thing. Two further versions exist which will be finalised and uploaded when I get around to it: 9-1-X and 9-2-X which provide approx 1 and 2 mm extra separation respectively, between threaded and smooth rods.
-X only denotes 'plain' (-0) or 'chamfered' (-1) corner on each of the clamp arms.
This is a work in progress only in that the 9-1-X and 9-2-X versions are not yet complete; 9-0-X is fully functional.
Derived from: Prusa's bar clamp.stl
Bar Clamp - Twist-On by hairy_kiwi is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
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