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  1. #1
    Hi, would anybody be able to make / mill these:

    Z limit switch holder RH.stlZ limit switch pusher.stl

    I need two of the pusher and one of the mount, could it be milled out of alu / plastic? or would 3d printing be the best option?

    Thanks for looking
    Last edited by Dwayne Dibbley; 31-07-2013 at 05:51 PM.

  2. #2
    Very suitable for 3D printing - you'll get a little bit of distortion on the holes but as long as they're just clearance holes for bolts they'll be fine.

    Bit busy at the mo but might be able to do it if you don't get any other offers.

  3. #3
    I was just looking for something to test my printer. It says it will be done in 55 minutes, might be okay might be a piece of dooh

  4. #4
    Quite interesting what units is the stl in. ie what size are they and are they designed to interlock with each other?

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    Quite interesting what units is the stl in. ie what size are they and are they designed to interlock with each other?
    Hi this it what it looks like :

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    the dimensions are in mm, 48.98x20.8x21.1 and 9x8.5x18

    Thanks

  6. #6
    I have printed these off as to see what they are like but do you need those bits that stick out on the side of the pushers 3D printing is not good with overhangs so they have to be printed vertical. I think the model could be improved for 3D printing.

    If you pm me with an address I will send you them foc. Clive

  7. #7
    If you are regarding the black bits on the above picture then no, they are the micro switches?

    Thanks everybody for the help

  8. #8
    I was referring to the lugs on the side of the green bits. If they were not on i.e. square it could be printed flat and it would be a better print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    I was referring to the lugs on the side of the green bits. If they were not on i.e. square it could be printed flat and it would be a better print.
    yes they are needed :( but could be tapered i guess - see this image showing them in place:

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  10. Just my 2p worth...

    I'd consider modifying your design to put the switches horizontal and use roller lever operated by the green bits as a cam. The way you have it relies on the carriage stopping fast enough not to overstress the switch. Hitting the limit a few times could compromise the switch reliability.

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