Parametric Tube Clamp

by Benjamin, published

Parametric Tube Clamp by Benjamin Feb 2, 2013

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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...
    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!


Build your own in customizer (uncheck the "Publish new thing" box)
Download and print 2 per assembly.
Hold in place with center nut and bolt.

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Parametric Tube Clamp by Benjamin is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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I assume it's easy to change diameter of rods in scad ?
Instructions ? Ty in advance as never used scad .

Yes, click the "Open in Customizer" button if you don't want to download OpenSCAD.

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...

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


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

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

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

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

great !!! I love it !!

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

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

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

Kickassatronic ;^}