Hand-Screw Clamp

Prints (4)

Description

This project came about from exploration of some novel threaded assembly mechanisms. Here I tried to utilize my thread concept to make a clamp that was as strong as possible, with 100% 3d printed parts. For this, careful consideration needed to be made so that each part respects the grain of the 3d print. It is, however, still a 3d printed plastic clamp, so don't get too crazy with it!

Print Settings:

I printed everything with standard draft settings, in PLA. Through testing, I found that the small "SlideHinge" parts are always the first things to fail. They break off at the very tip of the end that captures the rotating knob. So if you wanted it stronger with minimal changes, you could print the "SlideHinge" part solid.

Watch this thing crushing stuff: 

Assembly video: 

Design Files

File Size

Jaw1.STL
132 KB
Jaw2.STL
125 KB
Knobx2.STL
728 KB
Padx2.STL
42.4 KB
Pinx4.STL
16.2 KB
SlidingHingex4.STL
17.3 KB
Threadsx2.STL
227 KB

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