Parametric Tube Clamp

by Benjamin, published

Parametric Tube Clamp by Benjamin Feb 2, 2013


Connects 2 or 3 tubes of any diameter at right angle. Useful for :
- shelves
- mini-greenhouse (by Erik & Sylvain)
- construction kit
- steady cam
- periscope
- wheel ancestor... or kick in the a** dispenser

Tested with wooden tubes of 28, 25, 12, and 7 mm diameter.

February, 19 2013
The copy of PaSuTX shows an assembly with pencils.

Our participation to the MakerBot Customizer Challenge !

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Many thanks -- much appreciated! I'll try to print one tomorrow and post a photo.

Sure. tube_clamp_ws.scad.zip updated with :
kindOfHole: "socket", "nut" or "none"
nut_trap_width, nut_trap_depth & nut_clearance

That's great, thanks! Is there a way to generate a nut trap (hex hole) as well?

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Download and print 2 per assembly.
Hold in place with center nut and bolt.


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C-line on Feb 26, 2013 said:

Thanks! This is super, but would be perfect with options for a nut tap and screw hole counterbore to eliminate the exposed bolt ends. If only I had the SCAD skills...

Benjamin on Feb 26, 2013 said:

socket_diameter & socket_depth added in "tube_clamp_ws.scad.zip"


Benjamin on Feb 26, 2013 said:

"socket_diameter" and "socket_depth" added in tube_clamp_ws.scad.zip

hadry on Feb 5, 2013 said:

great !!! I love it !!

fma on Feb 3, 2013 said:

Great! I tried to make such clamps, some months ago, but never got something usefull... You design is really good! Thanks for sharing.

sphynx on Feb 2, 2013 said:

This is a very clever thing! I'm amazed it hasn't been featured.

Benjamin on Feb 2, 2013 said:

I saw this somewhere, I tried to reproduce it.
First version on last picture.

MichaelAtOz on Feb 2, 2013 said:

Kickassatronic ;^}