Tired of printing the same items multiple times for small changes I designed Dutyhook MESH. This is universal modular phone holder, remote box, tools organizer and so on. Only your imagination is the limit. It is made of the MESH plates and simple clips to join them together. Then some holding clips also. Please see the pictures of what can be done in half an hour of attaching these meshes differently.
Dutyhook MESH files and dimensions
- MESH 5x1 up to 5x8 (width x length) are simple 3 mm octagon meshes, with the step of 15 mm for each square + 3 mm for end edge. Dimensions are X x 15 + 3, that is 18, 33, 48 ... mm. Inside the straight clipping area is 10 mm exactly.
- CLIP, CLIP_1 and CLIP_5 are simple clips for the mesh tubes to connect meshes and to cover up some area in meshes for stopping your pens or creating some raster. These are also needed, if you plan to make our own attachments for something. Just load stl file into your editor (like FreeCAD), overlap it with your design and you will have your different attachment for stl export.
- Phonesupport ... mm are different size of half circle supports for your phones or other items.
- Side_support files are for mobile phone side supporting.
Sure, you know what you want. So did I, and after 5 minutes I had the MESH phone support set up, I wanted to change it. For saving a lot of printing time plan your triangles on paper. There is at least one triangle needed to keep your design shape. Add some extra clips to your plan, as some may broke and you may have arising new ideas when making your design. Design your own holding attachments and use CLIP_1 file as base for these.
As you see, the width of the mesh is 5x15+3=78 mm. For slight adjustment you can scale all items, just keep the clip having 2 lines printing size.
Octagon meshes hold your clips in placed direction, but can be rotated with some force. Plan your forces as there are some natural positions for meshes and some not so natural when you keep your heavy items on these.
For MESH there is no real difference, print it 0.2 mm from any material you like. All clips must be printed as positioned - sideways. If you set them flat to your plate, then they will break later at clipping. Important is to keep clips not more than 2 lines thick (for 0.4 mm head). I made these from PET-G as PLA tends to be too fragile for the clips.
I found it is easier to compile your front plate with phone support on table and only later attach meshes together. Clips can be pushed with little rotation movement to the mesh.
Enjoy! I had a lot of fun with this.