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Customizable Plate Bracket for Aluminium Extrusion Profiles (Misumi 2020, 2040, 4040, ...)

by mightynozzle, published

Customizable Plate Bracket for Aluminium Extrusion Profiles (Misumi 2020, 2040, 4040, ...) by mightynozzle Aug 27, 2017

Summary

This is a customizable thing that allows you to create and print aluminum extrusion plate brackets for different types and sizes of extrusion profiles.

I've also added the 21 brackets for 2020 and for the short side of the 2040 profile as .stl files.

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I used the Drillpro M5 hammer nuts for my AM8.
They also offer some cheap 2020 aluminium extrusion profiles

This thing was mentioned on hackaday: https://hackaday.com/2017/12/16/if-3d-printer-then-custom-aluminum-extrusion-brackets/

Aluminium Extrusion Series

This is part of my Aluminium Extrusions series. Follow me, if you want to be informed about a new part of this series!

Customizable Settings

Use the Customizer or OpenSCAD to create your own customized set of brackets.

You only need to set these few parameters to get all the 21 brackets automatically:

  • width of mounting side of the extrusion profile (20mm for 2020 profile)
  • length and thickness of the bracket
  • number of rails (2020 has 1, 2040 has 1 and 2 rails)
  • screw hole settings

You can also use the OpenSCAD file as a library (e.g. if you want create a whole printer in OpenSCAD). Check out the description in the head of the file.

How to support me?

Do you like my things and do you want to support me? You can use these links if you want to buy something. This helps me doing more things. Thanks!

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Print Settings

Printer:

Anet A8

Rafts:

No

Supports:

No

Resolution:

0.2

Infill:

50%-100%

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Thank you for sharing,
I hope to use some time.

https://8020.net/1010.html
The 2020 10 Series is 1-inch (25.4mm) square
and have .256-inch slots

https://8020.net/25-2525.html
The 2025 25 series is 25mm square (they are almost the same as the 10 series)
and have 6.5mm slots.

Hello, is there a re-mix of these for 2020 10 series / 2025 series (i.e. 1-inch/25mm)?

Do have a link where I can check the dimensions?

Both of these are the 1-inch/25mm versions of the 8020 20mm versions.

https://8020.net/1010.html
The 2020 10 Series is 1-inch (25.4mm) square
and have .256-inch slots

https://8020.net/25-2525.html
The 2025 25 series is 25mm square (they are almost the same as the 10 series)
and have 6.5mm slots.

Thanks for the links! I've already implemented the 1inch option for the width in the customizer and I now added the 25mm option for the width of the plate for part # 25-2525.
If you currently can't use the customizer, you can use OpenSCAD to create the brackets.

Just out of curiosity: why not just laser cut these instead of 3d print them?

Feel free to laser cut it. Noboby forces you to print it. You need to modify the scad file a bit to generate svg files. And don't try it with acrylic sheet. This stuff will break. Use aluminium or steel instead.

Any chance you can add in 25.4 as a width? I'm using qubelok for my frame and don't want to go reinventing the wheel just for this :)

As I can see, qubelok is a bit different in profile shape if I compare it to a 2020 profile. Qubelok uses a simple rectangle shape. How do you connect these brackets to this profile? Do want to cut holes in the profile and using screws, washers and nuts?

Yes, pretty much. Holes are pre drilled for attaching everything. Not as easy as using the profile but it's cheap as chips compared to the profile stuff here in Aus.

I've released a new version with 25.4mm width option.

Thanks :) I'll upload some pics when I'm done.

I don't get it, over a thousand likes and not a single comment or "I made one"? You have done an absolutely stellar job of this. Putting up a design for a few brackets would have been good, but a paramaterized version with the scad source file and all the extra options etc? That's going the extra mile. Everyone who uploads to this site should take note: this is how you do a really useful design.

This is very nicely done and makes me want to go buy some Al extrusion, but I don't have closets full of the stuff just sitting around, so it gets a like but I'm not going to print one any time soon. I think most people have the extrusion they used to build their printer and not an inch more.

Silence means consent. I thought so far, at least. But your compliments and your donation raise my expectations two levels higher! :) Double thanks!

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