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3D-printable linear actuator

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Video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99aw_77oUvY

Editable Fusion 360 source files can be found here: https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-print-models/hobby-diy/robotics/3d-printable-linear-actuator

This linear actuator is almost completely 3D printed (except for the thread and some bolts, nuts and bearings).I curently don't have any position feedback or limited switches installed on it, I will add them in the feature when I'm going to integrate it in a projecct. It has a speed of about 25 mm/s on a 9V battery and draws about 1.7 Amps of curent. The motor is rated for 36 Volts. Running the linear actuator on a 36 Volt battery will increase the speed of the actuator. The transmission is a belt driven one wich uses a GT2 timing belt and a 3D printed GT2 pulley, This may not be the most ideal transmission for this task but it'll do for some testing. The linear actuator uses an M8 thread to convert the rotating motion into a linear motion. All parts (except for the 120 teeth pulley) are printed with a 1 mm nozle because there is no high accuracy required and it goes a lot faster. Some people are sceptic about using a 1mm nozzle but I think it's good for printing large objects like these without the need for accuracy. And it works great for me.

Video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99aw_77oUvY

More info can be found here: https://hackaday.io/project/52706-3d-printable-linear-actuator

Components used:

1 × l298N motor driver
link: https://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-Dual-H-Bridge-DC-Stepper-Motor-Drive-Controller-Board-Module-Arduino-L298N-p-42826.html?p=E01411629100201406T1&custlinkid=255131

1 × Arduino nano V3
link: https://www.banggood.com/Geekcreit-ATmega328P-Nano-V3-Module-Improved-Version-With-USB-Cable-Development-Board-For-Arduino-p-933647.html?p=E01411629100201406T1&custlinkid=255135

1 × 775 electric motor 36 Volt
link: https://www.banggood.com/775-Gear-Motor-DC-12V-36V-3500-9000RPM-Motor-Large-Torque-High-power-Motor-p-1091058.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN

1 × Pulley for motor side, 5mm bore, 16 teeth
link: https://www.banggood.com/162036T-GT2-Aluminum-Timing-Pulley-For-DIY-3D-Printer-p-1001266.html?p=E01411629100201406T1&custlinkid=669283

2 × 8mm inner diameter bearings
link: https://www.banggood.com/10pcs-8x19x6mm-Steel-Sealed-Shielded-Deep-Groove-Ball-Bearings-698ZZ-p-980204.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN

1 × Gt2 timing belt 260-GT2-6
https://www.robotdigg.com/product/283/260mm-264mm-268mm-280mm-288mm-or-294mm-gt2-endless-belt

1 × M8 thread rod

7 × M8 nuts

Recommended tools:

3D-printer: https://www.banggood.com/Creality-3D-Ender-3-Pro-V-slot-Prusa-I3-DIY-3D-Printer-Kit-p-1346320.html?p=E01411629100201406T1&custlinkid=677427

All my project files, instructions, schematics, are provided for free so everyone around the world can enjoy them. Feel free to support me so I can create and share even more awsome projects. Any amount of support is greatly appreciated :-) paypal.me/BrianBrocken

Feel free to take a look at my other designs:

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best 3D-printable bearing: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2349065

Have a nice day!

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Last update: 2021/04/01 at 23:40
  • Publication date: 2021/02/20 at 10:16

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I'm a maker. I design and create my own projects and build them from scratch. My favorite tools are my 3D-printer and laser cutter. I own a 3D printer since 2014 and still use it almost every day. I like to design 3D models and sometimes also animate it. Besides 3D printing and modeling I also like aviation a lot. I fly RC drones, helicopters and planes.

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