A Better Glass Clip... With a BONUS
by LeftAngle, published
The other day, I was cleaning up shop and came across a drawer full of clips designed to hold sockets to steel strips (pic 1).
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You're right. That's why they were in my junk drawer. I use 1/4" glass so the clips might have to be squeezed a bit to fit thinner glass. I also smear thermal grease between the aluminum plate and the glass. As well as helping heat transfer, it also holds the glass in place.
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The clip slid neatly onto the build plate from underneath, around the edge and onto the surface of the glass (pics 4 & 5).
Now my glass plate is held securely with nothing sticking up to grab an errant extruder nozzle.
About that bonus...
Now, when I went to publish this, the default "You need to publish something that isn't an image" message appeared, so I went through my stuff, and if you're a gearhead, here's something for you... A spark plug wire separator, known as a "comb". As you can see, I've gone a little overboard on my own ride, but here's the basic comb. It'll work on both 4 and 8 cylinder cars.
PROOF OF CONCEPT:
Whenever I'm planning on a trip, I print out bunches of my favorite puzzle as give-aways
People always like getting something for nothing and I enjoy making that happen. I print 24 at a time, and my first print of the night was slightly off-center, putting one of the pieces directly on top of one of my glass clips. The final three photos show the results. The part printed fine with only a small indentation outlining the shape of the clip. Proof this clip works for me.
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