ball joint

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ball joint by chicuco Dec 5, 2013
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this is designed to uswe with 6mm tube for flexible extension, etc.
use some lube to smooth movement.
inspired in gorillapod joints.
aditional 6mm hole in each extreme for connect tube.


snap in, use some lube to easy motion.
5 Dec 2013 - Added separated stl files for male an female parts of the joint.
-New female part allows almost 90ª . inspired in tripods ball heads.

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What materials are best for this?

i thin PLA is good enough. But any other material (Abs, Petg, Nylon) will works

Can you provide the source of these things ?

Hi, i have the Rhino file for this, if it suits you, i can sent you a link to download

Weird, I open the joint04.stl file, the separate the two parts: their x size is not the same as the y size.

I downloaded the part (i designed this years ago), and opened in Rhino3d. The part es circular. Have you check your calibration? try twisting the piece 90 degree in your slicer, and check if there is an anomaly.