Parametric, fully 3D printable Pipe Bender I designed last Sunday to fight boredom and save 20€.
Bending radius should be more than 3 times the diameter of the heatpipe and no more than 90 degrees.
Three holes for up to 6mm, up to 8mm and up to 10mm heatpipe diameter.
Tolerance of 0.2mm worked fine for a Replicator 5th (no sanding nor drilling required).
Adjust it to your needs in the OpenScad file or with the Customizer.
I'll upload the .stl files for a radius of 30mm, you can change it to your specific value in the OpenScad file or with the Customizer.
Dimensions in [mm]
Rounded the bending lever for smoother results.
Set the default back to r=30mm and updated the .stl
Turned the lever 90 degrees again for easier printing of the axle mounting hole
Bending lever is rounded only on the backside now as it should be
Fixed an error for high radius bending lever and tolerance variable is a constricted slider now
Colored the preview and reduced the amount of material for r>39
Option to change the handle position for bends >90 degrees up to 180
Added option for custom pipe diameters up to 16 mm
I recommend at least 3 perimeter shells, infill can be low.
Assemble it like seen in the preview / the .gif.
How to use:
Insert the heatpipe in the respective hole until it is where the bend should be and start wiggling your way around.
If you have multiple bends you may have to disassemble the bender to get the pipe out (which is easily done as seen in the .gif)
Sunday Evening, no interesting video games to play so poor student me decided to save 20€ and build my own bender via OpenScad.