Loading

Stronger Shelf Bracket

by richard_j_m, published

Stronger Shelf Bracket by richard_j_m Feb 14, 2013

Description

Decided to make an even stronger shelf support. Very impressed by the rigidity of the print.

This is a design inspired by a failed print of thingiverse.com/thing:34422. The object came unstuck just after the printing the bottom half. I was so impressed by the strength of the unfinished print I decided to make my own design that was half the size but also with a much larger surface area on the print bed to try to stop the object moving during print.

Please Note: The brackets I've printed with PLA have flowed somewhat in the hot environment of my workshop (30-40C) so I'm reprinting in ABS which should last longer. Just something to be aware of.

Recent Comments

view all
I was partially thinking it would be a good bracket for the top plate of the Prusa Air 2 printer. I currently have single hole metal ones in place but this design would be a much more rigid one than the currently suggested printed ones.
It would but as I wanted to fillet a lot of the edges that would be difficult to achieve via something like openscad. Is there something in particular you were after?
it would be cool if it was customizable so we could change the distance between the corner and the various holes.

More from Organization

view more

Makes

Liked By

view all

Tags

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag. Print Thing Tag

Instructions

Printed it with PLA at 175C, 0.35mm J-Head with a fairly slow print speed. 0.25mm layers and 20% infill.

As you can see this can hold a fair amount, very happy with it.
it would be cool if it was customizable so we could change the distance between the corner and the various holes.
It would but as I wanted to fillet a lot of the edges that would be difficult to achieve via something like openscad. Is there something in particular you were after?
I was partially thinking it would be a good bracket for the top plate of the Prusa Air 2 printer. I currently have single hole metal ones in place but this design would be a much more rigid one than the currently suggested printed ones.
Top