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M4 T Slot nut

by daGHIZmo Oct 8, 2015
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It works well. Don't use supports. Even if some deformation occurs, it works anyway. Don't waste time for meaningless quality.

For my Tevo Tornado I scaled it down to 85% scaling and they fit fine

What effort do they endure?
I can with the help of them, fasten the frame of a 3D printer?

anyone know how to get rid of the holes cura puts on the backside once its sliced if mounted vertically on the bed?

Can you make 8mms version ??

I couldn't get these to print right with supports using PLA. Printed them vertical and they work great.

Can you also insert it once a profile has been fully installed ? e.g. when there is no access from both ends and the Slot nut needs to be installed directly into the profile at any location?

You cannot, however I was able to fit in an m5 sqaure nut into a 20mm extrusion after it was fully installed with a bit of finagling.

Hi could you maybe make an M8 Version ?


why support? print in vertical!!!!! use right or left side of model like base :-)
and.. print with more distance a piece and other : more time to stabilize temperature....

I usually avoid printing with support, but in this case I thoght it was the lesser evil. Printing in vertical thin object often produce deformed pieces due to the fact there's no time to cool down the previous layer so you have to made tricks (as you suggest) to keep the hot end away for more time or use a fan, that is good for PLA but not for ABS. The second matter is related to the fact that, in this case, layer printed with vertical orientation potentially makes a mechanically weaker piece. Third, with support, you can print one piece at a time, if you want.

That is genius !!! Very Cost saving !!!

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you copied my idea? see the date of my post.


Nut hammer adapter M4 for 20x20 profile
by hkmagno

BTW, 3d printing the tslot nuts really isn't that original of an idea, I also created my own when I built my first delta printer ways back for m3 hardware. It's not like he took your file, and he created a better documentation than just throwing up an idea with no photos of the 3d printed piece working.

Thanks daGHIZmo for creating a well documented t slot nut

Deeply sorry. I DID NOT copy you idea cause I DID NOT know that you make something similar and this idea belongs to you. I simply need some slot nuts so I simply design something that works for my slotted profiles and shared it. If you make a search in thingiverse for "t-slot nuts" seems to me that also a very lot of other peoples makes slotted nuts (years) before you. I do not claim an idea I have only shared my own version.

I was the thousandth like! I used this a while ago and just came back to add it to my collection, thanks for making this!

Hi, I'm finding it hard to print these off - has anyone got some tips? I.e orientation, layer size, speed and use of supports? I'm using an e3dv6 hotend on a Bowden delta with a heated bed and have a choice of PLA or ABS (or even colorFabb XT).

Awesome, great design & really useful. Thanks daGHIZmo!!

Can't wait to give this a try... TY!!

Ah - very nice. Now can you make a post-install version?

I thougt about that but i think it couldn't be possible cause m4 nuts during rotation are larger than 6mm

Thanks for creating these!
I have a 30x30mm ALU profile, so I had to make these larger (for M6 nuts).
Thanks for the idea and for sharing!

M6 T Slot Nut

Una pequeña pero gran idea, muchas gracias por compartirla ¡¡¡ Saludos desde España.

grazie, saluti dall'Italia !

Hey, that's a cool idea! Slot nuts can get quite expensive, thanks for sharing! I included a link of this in the instructions for my printer http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:756841 :-)

i3 in a Box - Joe's RepRap
by BJoe

thanks for your link and compliments for your printer.