Saturday, September 25, 2010
When ego takes charge
Nordom recently printed a brilliantly executed M30x70 bolt, nut and washer ensemble.
I was, of course, quite jealous of his accomplishment and still am. It is just a beautiful thing.
That got me to wondering, though, just how small a bolt one could print? As usual, I was too impatient to wait till Nordom got permission to distribute the STLs for his bolt and finally found something similar in Thingiverse.
I hate recessed head bolts so I replaced it with a regular hex head and scaled it down to a M10x20. After several tries I had something useful.
I've put it beside a similar metric bolt on the Rapman for scale.
Although the metric scale threads work in ABS, it seems obvious to me that something cut a bit deeper would be more useful.
Now that I've got that out of my system, I'll be going back to working on my carpal assembly.