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Ball & Socket Joints

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3D model description

These ball & socket joints have been used on many of my projects like Low Poly Mazinger Z V2, Low Poly Tetsujin 28-Go, and Optimus Prime. There are three sizes to choose from: large, medium, and small.

The cylinder post for the BallJoint_Large is 7.5mm in diameter.
The cylinder post for the BallJoint_Medium is 7.5mm in diameter.
The cylinder post for the BallJoint_Small is 6.0mm in diamter.

The cylinder post for the SocketJoint_Large is 8.5mm in diameter.
The cylinder post for the SocketJoint_Medium is 8.5mm in diameter.
The cylinder post for the SocketJoint_Small is 7.0mm in diameter.

When creating a hole for the post, I recommend a 0.2mm gap between the post and the hole cutout (refer to image). For example - if the cylinder post is 7.5mm in diameter then the diameter of the hole cutout is 7.9mm.

Apply super glue onto the side wall and bottom surface of the post to secure it in place (refer to image).

For more information on these parts, please watch my YouTube video - coming soon.

3D printing settings

All these parts do not require any support material.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • BallJoint_Large.STL
    • BallJoint_Medium.STL
    • BallJoint_Small.STL
    • SocketJoint_Large.STL
    • SocketJoint_Medium.STL
    • SocketJoint_Small.STL

    Learn more about the formats

  • Last update: 2020-05-12 at 19:12
  • Publication date: 2017-07-25 at 04:36


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