Does anyone know of a US source for microbarbs?

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  1. W1EBR.Gene

    W1EBR.Gene Well-Known Member

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    I like the microbarbs supplied in the BB kit and want to use them for the side panels. thelittlebox has them but shipping is more than the price of the microbarbs.

    Doe anyone know of a US source?
     
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    Henry feldman Well-Known Member

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  3. Ephemeris

    Ephemeris Well-Known Member

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    These are not an exact replacement, but I've had good luck with these stainless steel inserts when I need an M3 hard point in a printed part
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    https://www.mcmaster.com/#94100a110/=14t79k5

    My calipers make the knurled section about 0.25 mm smaller in diameter than the brass ones E3D used
     
  4. W1EBR.Gene

    W1EBR.Gene Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I just ordered some.

    BTW, I printed out your magnet holders, ordered the magnets from DX and when they got to the US, Customs rejected them and sent them back to China! So strange...
     
  5. Ephemeris

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    Customs rejected magnets??? That is totally bizarre . Never had a DX shipment turned back and certainly not for magnets. You've got my curiosity up. As for the inserts they may be a bit loose in the precut holes. No guarantee there, but probably nothing a drop of Perspex compatible adhesive wouldn't cure
     
  6. elmoret

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    Just saw this. I could get some from E3D but I don't have any on hand aside form a few extras included in my BigBox.
     
  7. W1EBR.Gene

    W1EBR.Gene Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I appreciate the thought. :)

    I know that I could order them from Greg's company Thelittlebox but shipping becomes a significant part of the cost. If the items I ordered from McMaster-Carr don't work out (I think they will) I will order them from Greg.
     

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