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Oversized Bolt & Nut

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This is a fairly simple model of a larger-than-life bolt and matching nut. I created this as a piece of shelf art and it's pretty fun to just play with, but there's also a hidden compartment inside the bolt. Could be a great place to hide some emergency cash or secret documents.

The nuts do have some challenging overhangs, but it printed almost perfectly without supports on my Prusa i3 MK3S. I used the 0.15mm layer height with Amazon Basics Black PLA. I have printed an earlier version of this in their Premium Blue PLA and it came out amazing, so I'll probably try out their black Premium PLA soon.

UPDATE: My Prusament Galaxy Black has arrived, so I uploaded some photos with that. Nice!

It stands 130mm tall when assembled, both the nut and the hex cap are 30mm tall. The bolt shaft is 50mm in diameter.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • 50mm_Bolt.stl
    • 50mm_Hex_Cap.stl
    • 50mm_Nut.stl
  • Last update: 2019/04/07 at 21:46
  • Publication date: 2019/04/05 at 10:16

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