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Parametric Strong Snap-together Cable Chain

by LindsayFowler Sep 25, 2018
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Is it possible to change the interior height as well?

I've tried poking at the parameters, the closest I've found have been Linear Dimension-2 and Linear Dimension-3 under Cable Hole, but those don't quite do it.

Actually, making a parameter for the height is not so simple with this file. I followed the curves of a previous design - and these were not parametric. The curves will not update. I won't be able to guarantee movement. It will be too much work in F360 to introduce that feature. If you want to change the height, by all means scale the pieces uniformly in your slicer. You could try to update my file or design your own, but in my experience it's tricky to make bezier curves update parametrically.

Thanks, I'll let you know.


Nice job. Could you post the f3d file(s) for the start and end pieces? I'm making a wider chain and will need the parametric versions of those. If you don't have them parameterized, no big deal, I can modify and send them back to you if it matters.


I'll give you the files, I remember they were a bit of a hack job though... I'll put them up, they might be useful. Done. You might have to click the visibility (light globe icon) of the components. Oh and let me know how printing goes, thanks.

Very nice. Do you have the roller attachment STLs anywhere?

Thanks very much!

What do you mean by “roller attachment”? If you mean for the MPCNC then yes the pieces to attach the chain to the MPCNC are all on my page.

Thank you for this thing! Thumbs up to you!

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Start and end pieces done.

Thank you, you're great! I appreciate it!

Is there an end piece which you can recommend?

Glad you reminded me. I'm in the process of designing one for the MP CNC, and I'll do a more generic flat one with bolt holes in the mean time. And the F360 file is there for you if you feel like getting stuck in.