Dial indicator STL for effector?

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Dial indicator STL for effector?

Post by KAS » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:25 pm

I'm currently printing the setup for the Xnaron magnetic arms and effector (https://github.com/xnaron/Xnaron-Magnarms-for-Rostock)


Does anyone have a STL or link that allows a dial indicator to be mounted to the effector? I have a cheapo harbor freight kind with a mounting tab in the rear. http://www.harborfreight.com/1-inch-tra ... r-623.html

This can be somewhat permanent as-well as I'm making an effector just for the dial indicator.

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Re: Dial indicator STL for effector?

Post by KAS » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:39 pm

Actually I might be over thinking it a bit. I suppose I could try my hand at designing something as simple as a circle with the same mounting holes as the effector and a center hole that would snugly hold the base of the dial indicator. /eviltapsonthedesk

Now where to start.....

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Re: Dial indicator STL for effector?

Post by RegB » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:48 pm

There is a simple one with a hole that the ~$15 HF dial indicator fits through quite nicely.
I printed it, tried the dial indicator through it, but.... have never got around to actually MEASURING with it.

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Re: Dial indicator STL for effector?

Post by JFettig » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:05 pm

Here is one I designed, that indicator should have a 3/8" shank - I designed it to 3/8" and my printer prints holes a hair small so I drill-reamed it with a 3/8" drill bit which still kept it small but the indicator presses right in. Its for the stock end effector so if yours is straight, it'll work. I believe its designed to have nuts pressed in IIRC
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Re: Dial indicator STL for effector?

Post by KAS » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:34 am

JFettig wrote:Here is one I designed, that indicator should have a 3/8" shank - I designed it to 3/8" and my printer prints holes a hair small so I drill-reamed it with a 3/8" drill bit which still kept it small but the indicator presses right in. Its for the stock end effector so if yours is straight, it'll work. I believe its designed to have nuts pressed in IIRC




Awesome!, Thank you, that should work perfectly.

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Re: Dial indicator STL for effector?

Post by Jimustanguitar » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:57 am

I use the TrickLaser mount quite a bit. It's pretty handy. http://www.tricklaser.com/Pen-Tool-hold ... RM-PTH.htm

HeathenX's design is also excellent: http://repables.com/r/343/

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Re: Dial indicator STL for effector?

Post by KAS » Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:53 pm

Thanks all, I ended up going with the STL posted above which worked great on first print.
I'm all set to go magnetic, just waiting for the E3D V6 to show up Monday and get it installed on the yellowjacket board.
Still need to workout the layer cooling, but that should be easy enough.

Honestly, I'm impressed with the stock setup. Just took a bit of calibration and fine tuning. But now I got that itch play with the more exotic materials, and make some show pieces worthy of calling it art.


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