COMPLETE Simple retainer for nut-traps

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  1. Brian Dowling

    Brian Dowling Active Member

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    These worked awesome guys! Thank you both for designing and sharing!

    (Note: A few were a little tight, but that was caused by the molded bits weren't sitting well -- showing the variance in perspex thickness. I ground part the lip off a few of the nut traps with a dremel so they'd seat better on the thickest pieces in my kit)
     
    #21 Brian Dowling, May 6, 2016
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  2. JohnEsc

    JohnEsc Well-Known Member

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    I printed these with the following settings layer height 0.25mm, 3 top and 3 bottom layers, 3 perimeter shells and 15% infill but I'm struggling to get them in with the bolt tightened. Did I use the wrong settings or do I need to remove the bolt push the trap in and then retighten the bolt?
     
  3. PsyVision

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    I found these a bit tight John.
     
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  4. mike01hu

    mike01hu Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that is the correct way to fit them.
     
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  5. Stian Indal Haugseth

    Stian Indal Haugseth Well-Known Member

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    As @mike01hu says. You will not be able to push inn after. They are made to lock in the nut and trap before screwing in the screw.

    I tweaked the size for the KS 1.0 nut traps. I believe E3D made a revised nut trap that did not loosen and fall out as much as the original. This trap might be more tight.
     
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  6. Ephemeris

    Ephemeris Well-Known Member

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    Soon after I started this thread, Stian Indal Haugseth posted his improved version. I was redoing some parts on my BigBox so I finally replaced some of my retainers with Stian's. Very nice! Super clean looking.

    I've linked his design at the top of the thread. Recommended!

    You can download Stian's retainers here:

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1515409
     

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