any-angle rod clamp, for diagonal reprap support

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any-angle rod clamp, for diagonal reprap support by profezzorn Sep 13, 2012
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This rod clamp allows you to connect two 8mm rods at any angle you want. The scad can easily be modified for other rod sizes. Intended for a diagonal reprap support.


Print 2, clamp around rods at desired angle and secure with an M3x25 screw (with nut and washers). For a diagonal brace like the one in the picture you'll need an 8mm threaded rod around 25cm long. For extra strength and vibration control, you can put something soft/rubbery between the two halves, but then you'll probably need a longer screw.

The scad file is parametric, so you can make it stronger or fit other rod sizes.

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The idea is very nice but I have problems printing the overhang. I guess it would be much easier to print it if you would make it without the chamfer and rotated upside-down.

You can always change it in the scad file.
Another option would be to change the channel into an octagon shape. That would be much easier to print.

I don't have a clue how to use scad. :) I've modeled a new one, a little larger, thicker, without the chamfer and upside down... I'll be posting it when I get the time... Your idea to use the octagon channel is also great, and I'll try to implement it before posting...

I made this thing customiziable, so now you can open it in customizer and change stuff.
I also made it so you can make the channel into an octagon and/or remove the bevel.