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Clip by J_Hodgie Jan 14, 2011



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A clip, for clipping things.

The clip was based on the clear clip in the images.

I have uploaded the UG NX6 design files in the zip file if anyone wishes to use them.


To build it download ClipAllParts.stl and print it.
After normal clean up the two clip halves should slide together and the spring slides between the two halves and over the middle.
If it is difficult to slide on you may need to use a knife to smooth the area where the spring slides over.

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Wow. Your design is easy to mount and it works very well. Congratulations.

the print goes outside my print surface? how do I change it says 32 to 167 in x axis - need to move to less than 140

What was the print specs you gave? and how long did it take to print? thnx - been trying on my reprap and it just has been sitting for 10 minutes saying RECV - thnx

I printed a plate of six, they work pretty well. Sometimes it takes a little encouragement to get them to close all the way, I think this is just due to the layers locking together when they're lined up. An acetone vapor bath would probably help this, may test that later.

Anyone having any problems with the tabs breaking off?
Seeing there are right on the print line!

Yes, the tabs are too tight and this thing takes a lot of patience and work to make it function.

I've printed a few of these and the tolerances are too tight.  I have to break out my dremel or razor knife just to get the parts to fit together.  1 or 1/2 more mm of space would probably make this thing so much easier to assemble.

how do i make this or buy this clip can anyone send me one for a example plaease e-mail me at mattb @nhssohio.com

If you have a 3D printer, you use this file to create one. But because the designs are licensed under non-commercial terms, it would not be lawful for someone else to (commercially) print this for you.

how do i make this i need a lot of them how do i get this

D'oh! One of the tabs broke off! And I really CAN'T get the spring in...

The print came out quite oozy and bloby but that my friends... that's quite usual with bot1334 :-P

Once cleaned looks much better that in the
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Very nice design, thanks!

This was great.

I had to file a bit to get the center pieces to interlock. But not a lot


Are you printing in PLA or ABS? My print in ABS came out well, but the spring doesn't seem too excited... wondering if PLA is a bit stronger.

This is great, though. I love working pieces.

The rounded tabs that make up the axis seem to require really tight tolerances.

I'd widen those tabs and make some room for more slop in the printing.

It might be even better to make it asymmetric.

I might suggest:

__## and __##

instead of how it is now:

## and ####

Really cool design!

It may just be my sparse infill settings, but the clip doesn't close all the way. I probably just need to print the spring filled 100%.

Nice design man...!!!

Looking forward to print it :-)