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Replicator Glass-to-HBP Clip

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Replicator Glass-to-HBP Clip by AdanA Nov 25, 2012
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This was the first in what I intended to be a string of iterations. As with many parts that assume that position, it falls short of my hopes. BUT: it works.

A team of four of these will clip a 3.3mm sheet of glass to the aluminum HBP of a Replicator 1 acceptably well.

I hope to have my next iteration, when it comes to exist, include a pair of embedded binder clip arms. I'll use the Pause at ZPos function. In the meantime, this works.

Thus it suffers the curse of adequacy: it's not good enough for me to be pleased with it, but it's not bad enough to immediately need replacement. I figured I'd post it and maybe someone else will take it out of its misery.


Print 100% fill. Consider stopping at ~50%, thus making it half as long. That will be adequate.

You'll want four, allowing you to clip a piece of 3.3mm glass to your HBP at the front and rear of either side.

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I was thinking about doing this, but figured it would weaken with the heat so you're a step ahead of me and my huge paper clip and Kapton tape "clips" ;-)

Yeah, the elevated temp is one issue for sure. Even if I'd designed the springy portion well for room temperature, it would likely exert far less force in actual use. But I think there should be a way to get it to work with just a printed part, even without a metal spring component to it. 

Polycarbonate may be a better candidate for this

Definitely, that would be awesome. Do you print polycarbonate? I'm not setup to do so, unfortunately.