[OpenSCAD] Joining parts

Frank van der Hulst drifter.frank at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 03:01:11 EDT 2019


I know you're looking for purely 3d printed solutions, but sometimes it's
just easier to glue things together.  In those circumstances I design
matching 2mm holes into the parts. Then glue short pieces of 1.75mm
filament into one set of holes to function as alignment pins for assembling
the parts.

On Fri, 19 Jul 2019, 18:47 Juan C.Cilleruelo, <juanc.cilleruelo at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I want to recommend you this book:
>
>
> https://www.amazon.com/Functional-Design-3D-Printing-Designing/dp/0692883215/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2C5SQTATLJTB4&keywords=functional+design+for+3d+printing&qid=1563518323&s=gateway&sprefix=functional+design+%2Caps%2C209&sr=8-1
>
> Inside it, you have all the necessary knowledge to make what you want.
>
> It's not a book centred on a concrete design tool, otherwise is a generic
> theoric book about 3D printing and how to design good things that really
> are going to work in real work.
>
> The book has a good part dedicated to assembling parts.
> On 18/07/2019 21:37, Dan Shriver 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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