Printable Desk Clamp

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Printable Desk Clamp by zignig Jun 7, 2009

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Printable Desk Clamp by zignig is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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A small desk clamp.

Works but it requires a little more super glue than I would have liked.

It was designed to be a PCB holder (the one Lady Ada uses in her instructions was the inspiration).


The base is too small making it unstable.

However I just finished printing it and it works!

To make it you will also need.

3/8 (5mm will do as well) threaded rod and some square nuts.
Square brass tubing ( 3.9 mm ) and the size that fits just inside that.

Needs some more work:

Bigger base , maybe multipart
Better way to hold the clamps

The tar file contains the blend , photos and all the stl files.


Process the STL\\'s into gcode and print.

You will need
1 base
1 leftclamp
1 rightclamp
1 cap
2 knob
4 ballpivot
2 ballclamp

Cut and prepare 3 pieces of threaded rod
1 x 55mm
1 x 45mm
1 x 110mm

Cut and prepare 2 pieces of small square brass
2 x 95mm

Cut and prepare 6 pieces of bigger square brass
4 x 12 mm
2 x 10 mm

Assemble and fix threads and brass rods (not the middle one !) with super glue.

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I believe that the given imperial threaded rod size is mistaken. A 1/4" rod worked well for my copy of the clamp. Additionally, I've had difficulty finding square nuts for these rods so I've modified the model to use hexagonal nuts.

cool ! post some photos

Really nice!

I am glad that some one is exploring the brass-rod / ABS interface.