Fully printable PCB vise without glue or screw.
by sam0737, published
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Ar ha that's interesting.
At the mean while, the original author has made an simpler alternative which is also very attractive to me: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi....
But they would require me to buy magnets, metal plates and glue - which I got none =P
Very well done. Just a comment.... think it would be nice to have one more piece to this thing which would be a speed handle. The spinner knob at the end is a little to small in my opinion and to close the vice from a large to small gap would take forever. Consider adding a 'speed handle' such as this: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...
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I also found that the jaw was too tight for me, so I remodel it and loose it up a bit (enlarging radius and pitch angle, reducing the length) - still tight enough. Moreover, I can't print the vertical gap - the island is kept being knocked off, so I take them away. Sorry for the filename - I forgot which is left and which is right =P
Update 2013-04-02 I remodeled the Screw and Thumbscrew.
Mine machine is vertically challenged, and it takes years to print the a half of vertical screws (because of cool down), not to mention how many times did I break the internal flap.
I remodel it, lay it down horizontally (150mm long), chop it up a bit. It's not a circle but We don't need full circle of screw for it to spin anyway, so it works. I drew a thin rectangle on the base so it is much easier to print, otherwise the 1st layer will be kept knocking down - perhaps my printer issue.
For the thumbscrew, I broke 3 - the interconnect broke. So I changed the interconnect key to rectangle. It should still accept the original cross interconnect. It's much harder to break now.
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