Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
limburgmetaal

working wrench, is it possible?

Recommended Posts

It there someone who succeded in making a working wrench?

i have tried several on the web found but non was working

the offset possiblity was used and that made it a little bit better, but still not working

below picture are top and bottom side

bottom side is very poor!!

Machine UM3

Nozzle 0.4

Layer height 0.1

material tried: PLA and ABS

Support either PLA or PVA with the ABS

20170209_120857.thumb.jpg.743b9cac2141e00c500a1899e0b6d0fd.jpg

20170209_120920.thumb.jpg.44499d052c8058ad1c97312171e1ee2b.jpg

20170209_120857.thumb.jpg.743b9cac2141e00c500a1899e0b6d0fd.jpg

20170209_120920.thumb.jpg.44499d052c8058ad1c97312171e1ee2b.jpg

Edited by Guest

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

In my days I have printed several wrenches, and it was a mixture of successful ones and failed ones.

A few things to keep in mind, scaling. I would not recommend to scale it smaller, the tolerance would become even smaller. If the current tolerance does not work for you, you can try to make it slightly bigger.

It is recommended to print on the low side of temperatures, to reduce any stringing.

Lowering the temperature of your heated bed could also contribute reducing the heat radiation that could make your gears sag, but you have to keep in mind that there is something to create adhesion. (If it is not heat, you could try blue tape for example).

A high resolution, thin layers, could also help to make the insides smoother.

What I found most crucial, is to get a great first layer. It should stick well, but you don't want elephant feet. You don't want to squash it too much because if the flattened layer will become bigger than the tolerance, it can prevent the wrench from moving properly.

It is not an easy print, but doable. Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Announcements

  • Our picks

    • Architect Design Contest | Vehicles.
      We're open for entries! - Design and submit your 3D designs of architectural entourage - vehicles - for a chance to win a large filament pack. Presenting an idea, an architectural design or something as big as an urban project isn't easy. A scaled model can really help to get your idea across.
        • Like
      • 19 replies
    • What The DfAM?
      I'm Steve Cox, an experienced engineer familiar with 3D printing. I wanted to share some DfAM guidelines with this community to help and make stronger parts.
      I'm also an Autodesk Certified Instructor for Fusion 360, so many of the images in ...
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 18 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!