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HyperCube printable interlocking Frame

by jh1985 Dec 12, 2016
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How strong would this actually be? Is it even possible to use as Aluminum replacement for a frame?

I know this is old but even my 3030 aluminium bends. so horrible :p they'll probably crack! I should've opted for the heavy extrusions

i test and made 2 pcs 20 x 20 beam, but vertical printing come wery bad parts, no can use slider, but i make sketchup program profile cutting half horizontal, and print 2 pcs half beam, and guik glue adding together 2 half =one beam, and horizontal printing one wery clean parts top and can use slider beam .next need made 40 x 40 profile beam can made little cnc machine frame, thanks, but you model not has good glue 2,3,4 beam long printer can do 200 mm long and glue many together come 3 pcs = 600mm beam, this is my opinion but no good how connect 2 beam together on head. i think best have IF center have 8mm hole and then can glue 2 pcs together and 8mm screw press parts together.and stay screw in beam have stronged beam.

when I printed the 340mm length I got about 158mm width on the extrusion. I am not sure if my printer is off 42mm but I thought 2020 extrusion was supposed to be 20mm x 20mm. I'm not upset I'm just trying to learn. thank you

Is it possible for you to rework this with the stronger version of the original remix located at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:10261? It is a little denser and faster to print! Currently I am looking at printing numerous of the one linked and cutting to size while using your connection/extender.

20mm Plastic T-Slot

Hi, great wok!!

Can you also upload a complete version (no splited frames)

How did this work out for your build?

Do you think in somewhat short lengths, PLA could be used as a frame for a mini printer? I want to make myself a microprinter but extrusion is not much less expensive in short lengths. I wonder if this could work. Maybe reinforced with rod. Perhaps it could be remixed to have holes in the center instead of pegs, and 6mm rod could be inserted to stiffen up the rods. Very promising, thanks for the designs. Do the T-nuts fit well?

Out of curiosity, how much filament is needed to build a full frame ?

well i'm thinking a full roll 1kg. I have not finished all of them. I had a 1/4 spool of white maybe less and i killed it with the y axis parts at 100 percent infill. So that would put the cost at about 20-25 bucks. I am over estimating tho to be safe.

I'm not building a HyperCube, but this is going to be really handy for some prototyping I'm doing (on a different design), so thank you very much!
Susi xx

I can give you the link in tinker cad so you can change them or if you nead a certain length bar broke into pieces i have my template ready Ill do my best to help

That's really kind! Thank you!! :)

At the moment, the prototype is in, um.... wood. Codename: "WOODY" (Mind out of gutter - wooden roller-coasters. Honest! )
So your parts (pun not intended) are going to be quite helpful in placing the final metal structure.

The biggest issue I have had is that I have to use closed-loop timing belts for the design to work - this has meant that I have to use stock sizes of belts and pulleys in order for other builders to copy (if they think it has any merit of course). As a result, it has meant that the position(s) of the future metal parts of the frame are a bit fluid at the moment, so plastic parts that I can tweak are are a total gift (hence my gushing).

What you have done is so cool and couldn't have come at a better time! I was just about to order several different types of aluminium extrusions to see what would work best. How did you know I needed this? Do you have cameras in my home? :)
If I could give you a big hug, I would!!

Thanks for the kind offer of the files and assistance with them. I might just take you up on it.
Really, Thank You.
Susi xx

I made belts from flexy 90a from FLEXY TPU Flexible Filament. It is perfect stretch for belts i made one from that and one from the softer stuff. the softer stuff was too stretchy but flexy tpu was almost th same as a standard belt. their are some designs for gt2 belt on here. try them. 8 bucks for a splash spool. worth trying.

Thanks loads for the 'Heads-up.'

I swapped the GT2 belts and pulleys for 3M ones - http://www.bearingsrus.co.uk/transmisson-products/timing-pulley/htd-metric-timing-belt-pulley-3m-5m-8m-14m/3m-3mm-pitch
I tried it with a few GT2 belts, and they weren't impressed with what I was asking them to do. Using 3M-9mm belts now.
It was all going swimmingly until I had to steal the SeaSonic 850W PSU from the new printer to temporarily repair my Synology DS2411+ server. Made http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1994127 so I could swap ATX power supplies in and out as needed (on the printer).
Going to construct a similar arrangement for the Syno, if anyone is interested?

Have a great festive season!
Susi xx

Ramps 1.4 housing ATX backplate

Your welcome. Glad someone can use this. Have to give credit to the orginal designer of the extrusion I used to make these.

You can extend these in the z only to make them longer but the male part will get too long if you go too far. Thats why i offered to help out.