Snap-on Dial Indicator Holder - with Lug

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Snap-on Dial Indicator Holder - with Lug by taylormcarr Jan 20, 2013
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This is a derivative of whpthomas' Snap-on Dial Indicator Holder. I made it so that I can mount my Dial Indicator which has a lug on the back.


Print the part (Settings I used: 2 shells, 0.250 layer height, 25% infil). Locate a 1/2" bolt and nut. Use the nut to tap the lug hole on the part by screwing it in and backing it out a few times. It is a tight fit. Remove the bolt from the part, place the dial indicator in the part and then screw the bolt back into the part making sure it goes through the lug on the dial indicator. Screw the nut on. It can now be snapped on to the extruder.

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is there a version that works with the spring loaded delrin plunger replacement mod?

This should work if you don't have a lever that extends beyond the width of the extruder assembly. I've ordered MakerBot's replacement modification. It has a lever that extends beyond the assembly. Once I get it in I'll see if I can modify this so that it fits.

It looks like the one MakerBot is sending me is close in dimensions to most other upgrades (including the great one created by wphthomas) so any modification I make to this may fit one you probably already have.

The problem is going to be trying to make enough room for the protruding part of the lever arm as well as keeping the protrusion on which you screw your dial indicator lug. I'll see what I can do.