[OpenSCAD] Joining parts

A. Craig West acraigwest at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 16:40:38 EDT 2019


If you have ever seen the geared cube print, it is held together by a
fairly clever peg and socket system. I took the original, and made it much
more configurable in openSCAD. The pins are spring loaded, and give a very
solid connection.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3218332

On Thu, 18 Jul 2019, 16:33 nop head, <nop.head at gmail.com> wrote:

> To make things a friction fit I generally print the male and female parts
> exactly the same size and rely on the layer ridges to lock them together. I
> printed thousands of these
> https://github.com/nophead/Mendel90/blob/master/dibond/stls/printed/spool_holder_brackets.stl and
> pressed them together in a wood work vice. The ends of the male pegs are
> chamfered for one layer to make it easier to insert them.
>
> Only yesterday I printed the round grommet shown here
> <https://github.com/nophead/NopSCADlib#Cable_grommets> and pressed the
> two halves together. It does require very accurate printing though. I only
> use single outlines. It is hard to get multiple outlines to give the exact
> dimensions.
>
> On Thu, 18 Jul 2019 at 20:38, Dan Shriver <tabbydan at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I am looking on having a discussion on joining printed parts.
>>
>> Basically, I am looking to see if people have suggestions on friction fit
>> methods for joining parts together (like legos do).  It could be something
>> you brewed up yourself or something you found elsewhere.  Does anyone have
>> friction fit joining mechanisms they like?
>>
>> I am looking for this because if I print a whole model inside the build
>> volume of a makerbot I'm going to end up with a tiny model that is hard for
>> me to inspect.
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