Mirror Holder for 30mm Optical Cage System
This printable cage plate for Ø1in (Ø25mm) mirrors/Optics can be printed for use in a lab environment. The cage plate slides on Ø6mm stainless steel rods (available here).
This cage plate is designed to enhance already existing 30mm (standard) cage systems as are produced by most major photonics equipment suppliers or as a starter component to build an optical cage system. Note, that the model is not thread, but nuts are inserted to add thread so the cage plate can be locked in position on the Ø6mm cage rods.
The 4-40 (M3) nuts and screws provide a manner of securing the the cage plate to the Ø6mm stainless steel rods. The 8-32 (M4) nut provides a way to post mount the cage. The 4-40 (M3) nylon tipped set screw and nut provide a way to a Ø1in (Ø25mm) mirror in place
The print is both US & Metric compatible
- (4) 4-40 set screws
- (5) 4-40 hex nuts
- (1) 4-40 nylon tipped set screw
- (1) 8-32 hex nut
- (4) M3 set screws
- (5) M3 hex nuts
- (1) M3 nylon tipped set screw
- (1) M4 hex nut
The metric and imperial hardware are sold as a kit at:
Printer settings have a strong effect on the outcome. Slow printing is best and the holes for the nuts are over-sized to work on my printer with the PLA I used. The nuts provide threading to secure the the cage to the rods.