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Garmin Stem Mount

by bdanders Apr 17, 2018
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what material is best to print it? up to now printing from PLA, but it is very hard and you can not turn the attachment by 90

Yeah I had pretty good results with PETG, but I think I printed it in PLA and it worked decently. I don't remember if I printed this in PLA, but I know I did for several of my remix attempts. The real trick was figuring out supports, which bdanders didn't have to worry about. :)

I found what worked best for me was rotating it 90 degrees so that the plane of the mount was level with the print bed, and then having support under just about everything. Is that how you printed it? See the attached photo.

Also, be careful about printing it at too thick of a layer height - I think my most successful prints were in the 100 micron range, if you go past that the tolerances can be much harder to hit. I know some folks like to print at the thickest layer height to get the print done as quick as possible but sometimes you've gotta be more precise and patient.

I had ShapeWays make mine so I don't have any personal experience with materials to try, but according to this make (https://www.thingiverse.com/make:502406)
"Fit is tight but not ridiculous printed in PETG."

I have since designed a more refined version that includes a taper to the retention wings that should reduce the twist effort some.

Garmin Stem Mount
by cmh

Hey, what are the odds I could ask for this with the mount turned 90 degrees, for... say... a Wahoo?

Sure, that should be doable. it'll be a couple days though.

I've seen this in person, and it's really nice. Blends in and looks better than any store-bought mounting accessory.

Yeah, it's a really clean design, and the Garmin mount works perfectly.