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Ball Joint

by tchaint, published

Ball Joint by tchaint Nov 5, 2012
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A ball joint mechanism that can be made in 1 print without dissolvable support material


When printing in ReplicatorG, I used no raft but full support with a 15% infil, .2 mm layer height and 2 shells.
After the print is complete, knock out the support material in the lower channel.

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This could be really useful when attached to other things. Do you have a design file?

Have you printed one yet?  How much slop is there in it?  

Yes, I have. Currently, there is .05" difference in the ball and the socket diameter.