Tube Joint V2Tags: 3Dprinter, parts, mechanical, and Thingiverse
Task: Improve Tube Joint
Today we published an updated version of our tube joint on Thingiverse. This version of the tube joint added a third tab for extra durability, and a gradual slope was added leading up from the base to the hinge tabs to allow it to print w/o structural support.
We asked for feedback from the 3D Fab(rication) Group at the Dallas Makerspace. They were the ones who told us that the hinge tabs looked a little weak. They also told us that we might want to try printing w/ the part turned on its side, to avoid structural weakness derived from the layer separation.
Last time we were able to export our model as a 3ds file, but we lost that ability when our Sketchup pro features expired. We searched around for another method, and we discovered we could export it as a Collada dae file for Thingiverse.Related Articles: