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Parametric Modular Hose Segment

by axford Jun 19, 2011
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I forgot. From the derived from object get the nub and the cup size. See my comments on charlespax's version which applies to the original too. This would be a very good object when all details dialed in.

It currently does not print well and thus does not fit together. recessed cup larger or nub smaller. The skirt needs to be wider/taller. and they the cup is not deep enough to secure the nub.

Did you assemble this? That is within the CAD application? Form, Fit, Function.

It looks nice. I'd like to use when a little more attention to workability. Thank you.

Hi bstott - thanks for giving it a try and posting feedback. I've actually merged this thing into a modular hose library - see http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:9457http://www.thingiverse.com/thi.... I will continue making updates to this library going forwards to refine the workability and increase the range of parts.

Following feedback from bohnded, I've decreased the wall thickness and also increase the distance between ball/socket (nub/cup) surfaces - hopefully that will improve the fit. The dimensions are very accurately modeled on standard loc-line, so was expected skirt height/recess depth to be sufficie
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Looking at your pictures, it looks like the plastic slumped during the print, which would severely affect the geometry of the ball/socket - perhaps it didn't cool enough during each layer? if you are using skeinforge, perhaps you could try again with the cool option enabled?

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Parametric Modular Hose Library v0.2
by axford

will do - thank you.