Geared Iris Box Tower
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3D model description
A new design added to my geared box collection. This cylindrical box has a unique opening and closing mechansim, where ten gear rods are driven to rotate the top lid, which then opens the iris leafs.
The mechanism has a very satisfying feel, because the rods roll over the palm simultaneously, while the lower gear wheel is turned.
Assembly is easy, since the parts snap-fit together, a short assembly guide can be found in the pictures.
The box itself with its 10 gear rods is print in place and needs no assembly.
I recommend to use a little bit of lubrication like silicone oil for the turning parts, to get an extra smooth mechanism
There is also a shorter version of the gear tower included in the download.
Have fun printing!
3D printing settings
- i recommend to not go higher than a 0.3mm layer height
- the parts already have the correct printing orientation, when loaded into the slicer
- if you are unsure, if your printer gets the tolerances for the print in place mechanism right, i provided two small test prints, which you can try out before printing the complete part
- also there is a test print to try the snap-fit of the upper gear. You can print "TESTPRINT_MainGear" and try, if the part "Upper_Gear" correctly fits on top
3D printer file information
- Design number: 1072024
3D design format: STL Folder details Close
- Publication date: 2023-02-18 at 10:03
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