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

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    PETG or ABS would be my choice for the body and locknut and TPU for the insert.
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    My printer is in the home office. So far my wife hasn't objected to PLA. ABS is a no-no because of smell. How is PETG smell-wise?

    I suppose some day I'll have to make a space in the basement or detached garage/shop with venting, it's just so convenient next to the desktop computer with all my CAD/CAM. The printer is a Creality cr10s, not so easily moved around as some of the totally enclosed machines.

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    So is it an hour to make one, or a lot longer ?

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    ABS is a no-no because of smell. How is PETG smell-wise?
    I dont notice much of a smell from ABS and the PETG is odourless in my experience.
    My printer sits on a hutch in the living room next the TV and I have not noticed it smell bad even with large ABS prints and none of my family have complained.
    YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by 754 View Post
    So is it an hour to make one, or a lot longer ?
    The stock 2" connector in the file says about 6 hours print time for all 3 pieces with 15% infill and .15mm layer height.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Heron View Post
    The stock 2" connector in the file says about 6 hours print time for all 3 pieces with 15% infill and .15mm layer height.
    Cheers,
    Jon
    2" is a BIG connector, ones I would make would be for less than a half inch cable. Knockout size doesn't matter, make my own reducers.

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    I hate to rain on your parade , but... 30 pieces in 5 sizes for $10...

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Last edited by lakeside53; 06-21-2019 at 09:12 PM.

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    The sometimes long print times with 3d printing do not really matter. Its a unattended operation, just start it , maybe peek once and a while and do something else while its printing. I recently printed a bullet feeder for my reloading press, the large hopper took about 30 hours but I just let it go and peeked occasionally. Something like those cable glands, you could arrange a layout and print several at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakeside53 View Post
    I hate to rain on your parade , but... 30 pieces in 5 sizes for $10...

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Just ordered the 60 pc set. This is acceptable as I am away. I can wait for the truck.

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