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Eclips3D A16 and A17 rod brackets

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Eclips3D A16 and A17 rod brackets by Av8er Mar 19, 2016



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Original parts were designed to be printed vertically. This makes the parts susceptible to cracking along the layer lines. I remade the parts so that they can be printed laying flat with the layer lines parallel to the rods. This should make them a bit stronger and alleviate cracking.

Added files with a little looser tolerances. Rod hole is increased to 10.2mm, M3 nut cutouts are enlarged to 5.8mm.

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30 ~ 40%


Print with the flat side down rod cutout up, except on the A17 Top part. Use supports on the A17 top if your printer can't handle the overhang. At least 2 shells on the sides and 3~4 on the top and bottom should make these plenty strong. PETg/nylon is also recommended, but PLA should work.

Print 4 of the Bottoms, 3 of the A16 Tops, and 1 of the A17 Top.

Use some sandpaper around a dowel or a wrench socket and smooth out the inside of A17 so it fits better around the rod.

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I don't think these quite work. There is a gap of about 1mm between them when I attach them to the rod.


Are you not able to clamp/screw them together? I went off the original drawings and mine should be dimentionaly the same as the original parts just split apart. I suppose that printer differences could be a problem? I can make you some stl's with a little looser tolerances if you would like to try.

This was based just on manually holding them onto the rod. I ran out of time yesterday before I could try screwing them down. I'll try again tonight, and if necessary I should be able to adjust the files myself to experiment.

If your printer is tuned well I would guess that there should be about 0.5 mm space between the blocks. The design has 0.3 mm.

Here is a link to the OnShape files http://bit.ly/1VAMJuS

How well do the M3 nuts fit in the block for you? On mine they pressed in just perfect.

Edit: went and made the changes for you, files are in the Zip archive.

Sorry for the long delay in replying. I printed these in PLA and in PETG. For PLA, the M3 nuts didn't fit well - a common problem with hole in PLA coming out too small. For the PETG, the holes were exactly right. The nuts fitted snugly but did not need a lot of force to fit them. I've installed the blocks on my printer and so far (just a test print) they are doing very nicely.