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Parametric Tube Clamp

by Benjamin, published

Parametric Tube Clamp by Benjamin Feb 2, 2013

Description

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!

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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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License

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

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Instructions

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.
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"

chaaawa.com/tubeclamp/tube_clamp_ws.png
"socket_diameter" and "socket_depth" added in tube_clamp_ws.scad.zip
http://chaaawa.com/tubeclamp/tube_clamp_ws.png
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.
Thanks,
I saw this somewhere, I tried to reproduce it.
First version on last picture.
Kickassatronic ;^}
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