Parametric Link Generator for Mechanisms and Frames

by JonHollander, published

Parametric Link Generator for Mechanisms and Frames by JonHollander Dec 30, 2012


These are OpenSCAD modules to generate links based on a user-provided set of dimensions. Each link includes holes at the ends for attaching to other links using pins.

I use these modules to quickly create links for frames and mechanisms.

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Use or Include "Links.scad" in your OpenSCAD file.

link_solid(length, width, thickness, hole_radius) generates a solid link with a hole at each end. Set hole_radius to 0 for no holes.

link_lite(length, width, thickness, hole_radius, centersegs) generates a link with cutouts evenly distributed along the length. The cutouts reduce weight and make for faster 3D printing. Parameter centersegs specifies the number of cutouts.