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Rod Clasp

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3D model description

This is a snap-action clasp that locks onto a round rod.

This is meant to be a base object: you remix it (union) with something you want to attach to the rod (or attach the rod to). For example if you attach something to the rods on a 3D printer, or want to quick-release a rod (spool holder?) etc.

The design is parametric (open in Customizer or OpenSCAD) but for convenience a few pre-defined designs are included: 8, 10 and 12mm.

It prints in one piece without supports and requires no additional parts. The clasp is captive (it moves but doesn't fall off).

Enjoy remixing!

3D printing settings

I started to design a dial indicator mount for Prusa Mk3 to help correct the bed warp, and needed a more elegant way to attach this to the round rods on X axis, to keep repeatability, make it easy to attach/remove, etc. The clasp mechanism turned out a project by itself, so I decided to publish this separately.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL and ZIP Folder details Close
    • rod_clasp_10mm.stl
    • rod_clasp_12mm.stl
    • rod_clasp_8mm.stl

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  • Publication date: 2018/05/28 at 11:50





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