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Universal laptop stand MK3

by thingibox Jan 26, 2016
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Printed this one using PLA, 25% infill, and it really came out nice. Big parts were printed at 0.3, caps at 0.2.
For the tight fitting caps: I soaked the caps in some hot water to soften the PLA. Once the cap was soft, I slipped it over the nut. When the PLA cools, the nut is really tight and stuck in there which is perfect.
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Universal laptop stand MK3

First off, thanks for creating and sharing this thingibox.

For those of you having trouble finding parts in metric. You can go with 5/16 threaded rods. I choose zinc as rod material.
I built this with 10 inch 5/16 threaded rods. I had to sand away a lot of material from all parts except for the caps. 5/16 nuts will fit in snugly into the caps, use a pair of pliers to push them in.

Similarly to what was mentioned earlier: scaling to 110% would be very wise for all components except the caps.

I used 3mm PLA, 30% infill, and a LULZBOT Taz 6.

The "vitamins" list says 8 M8 nuts and 4 each closed and open caps, but I'm seeing 12 nuts and 6 of each kind of cap used here. Inconsistency or did you use more than you find to be actually necessary?

Thanks MrJelle, that was a mistake! It is already fixed.

No problem! Also having trouble getting the parts to fit on the M8 hardware that I got (nuts with outer diameter of ~12.75mm), but that might be because I'm using a .6mm nozzle these days. Will try reprinting at larger scale. 110% seems to be enough for the supports, but not for the arms or the caps.

Could you please correct the length of the bars ? mm to cm ?

Yay! I hate mistakes :) done!

Sorry for being the grammar nazi ;) but you probably mean 'vitals' instead of 'vitamins' :-)