Tap and Die for 3D printed threads

by DaveGadgeteer Jan 16, 2014
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This is perfect. openSCAD was really straight forward to use for my first time. Generated the Tap and Die of many threads so far. Excellent work. Thank you very much!!

i am not familiar with openSCAD, can you please make a screw with 1/4-40 threads
i need it to print for my rc transmitter Taranis. thank you very much
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Thanks DaveGadgeteer - I modified your source to create a 7/8X14NF - thanks for the good code comments that enabled me to achieve success.

Hi, I stumbled across this while doing a bit of research on pipe threads. I think you might be interested in https://github.com/hyperair/MCAD/blob/master/fasteners/threads.scad, which generates a cross-section of the thread and then linear_extrude's it upwards with a twist. This has the benefit of allowing almost instantaneous high-poly renders ($fn=30 is the default, and can go up to $fn=100 with no problem).

The module I've implemented, trapezoidal_thread(), allows for generating trapezoidal thread forms -- I've implemented the metric, Acme, and buttress thread forms, but am looking for more that I can add to this library.