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Thread: Have a 3d printer? Print your own cable glands

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    Default Have a 3d printer? Print your own cable glands

    Fully configurable in Fusion 360 for hole size, cable size, etc. Parametric...
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2951816

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    I know what I'm doing when I get home...

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    Good one!
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    Nice!
    Last year I printed glands for my filament feed boxes to allow fitting of 6mm PTFE feed tubes right to the print head.
    If you benefit from the Dunning-Kruger Effect you may not even know it ;-)

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    that's really cool, thanks!

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    I must be out of the loop and certainly don't know anything about printing.
    Why are you guys so happy about these ? Are they always overpriced ? HARD TO find or unobtanium ?
    Do they come in many sizes like main jets ?
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    They are cheap and available on Amazon in "kits" of many sizes. But I suspect that's not the point

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    It's simple, when I am home in the middle of a project, and I run into a, "You know, I should do this, it would be really good", and you don't feel like waiting for Amazon, I'll go take a 1 hour break and print it.

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    Interesting the design was offered both as STL and Fusion files.

    What material would you print this in, PLA? The flexible compression fingers would be my concern.

    Also, I wonder why the designer didn't chamfer the sharp corners on the hex's. Of course easy to do in Fusion.

    It's worth noting at the size shown this could take several hours to print a single gland assembly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    Interesting the design was offered both as STL and Fusion files.

    What material would you print this in, PLA? The flexible compression fingers would be my concern.

    Also, I wonder why the designer didn't chamfer the sharp corners on the hex's. Of course easy to do in Fusion.

    It's worth noting at the size shown this could take several hours to print a single gland assembly.
    PETG
    You edit a few parameters and print one that's within .010 of the cable diameter if you are worried.

    But yes, if you're not in a hurry, buy a bunch of them in the sizes needed.

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    Last edited by RB211; 06-21-2019 at 07:44 AM.

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