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Many of you have heard a lot about 3D printers, but not everyone knows what such devices are capable of.
In this article, Alexey, author YouTube channel “AlexGyver”, will tell you what useful gadgets and tools can be printed on a 3D printer.
If You do not have a 3D printer, do not despair – you can find in your city the owner of such a device providing printing services on the following website. It will be enough to provide a link to the homemade product of interest. Links to files for printing – in the names of homemade products.
Materials necessary for homemade products.
– PETG plastic filament for 3D printing
– Screws, washers, lock nuts, sandpaper, rubber bands.
Tools used by the author.
– 3D printer
Guide for drilling pipes.
Quite often the task arises of drilling a hole in a pipe perpendicular to its axis. It is very difficult to do this without accessories or a drilling machine.
Tool can be fixed to the pipe with an elastic band.
So that the plastic in the guide holes does not wear out, you can press bushings made of brass or steel tubes into them .
< u> Guide for drilling at right angles to the plane.
Drilling workpieces at right angles is also not an easy task. Such a conductor will help in this matter.
the reference platform has slots for aiming along the marked lines.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705823_3dp-029.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> Dust box for wall drilling.
Many of you have come across renovation work, and know that when drilling the walls “ready-made”, dust falls on the wallpaper, and it is very difficult to remove it. Of course, you can stick the package on the wall, but this is a one-time solution.
< img class = "aligncenter" alt = "Useful tools and accessories on a 3D printer" src = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705863_3dp-037.jpg"/> Like the previous fixture, this product has a guide for drilling at right angles, and slots. At the bottom there is an open compartment for garbage collection.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705854_3dp-049.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> Dust collector attachment for vacuum cleaner.
Even better, you can collect dust with a vacuum cleaner, but its pipe can leave marks on the wall. In this case, the following nozzle will come in handy.
< u> Box organizer for bits.
Many of you have more than one screwdriver, and a lot of bits for them.
Convenient organizer in the form of a box with a screw cap is also printable. Moreover, the thread on the cover and the main part is formed during printing.
Some bits may be larger than the created holes in the organizer. They can be easily drilled out with the bit shank to the required diameter so that the latter do not fall out.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705840_3dp-076.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> < a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705817_3dp-086.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> Screw container.
This container is designed to store various small parts.
The carving on both of its parts is made with such a step that the lid twists when you press it.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705876_3dp-091.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> Markers for the middle line.
This simple tool allows you to quickly and accurately mark the centerline on planks, edges, steel profile pipes and strips.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705876_3dp-114.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> Self-centering conductor.
An advanced version of the previous fixture allows you to adjust the distance between the guides.
Parts are assembled using screws and lock nuts M4 with washers in the joints.
The pencil or marker is fixed in a special holder, and the marking can be done with one hand.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705867_3dp-145.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> < a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705828_3dp-155.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> Marking gage.
A common task when marking work is to draw a line parallel to a straight edge.
The following device can do it in one move, without using a square and a ruler.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705836_3dp-171.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> the guide has a centimeter scale. The rip fence moves along this guide. A special hole with a clip is provided for a pencil.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705821_3dp-177.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> < a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705864_3dp-182.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> < a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705875_3dp-187.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> < u> Pantograph for marking equal line segments.
This device will help to divide the line into segments of equal length.
The structure consists of several identical parts and assemblies. By printing additional sets of parts, you can increase the number of simultaneously marked lines.
Finder for circles.
The device allows you to quickly mark a line passing through the center of a circle in one action, as well as find its center.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705880_3dp-224.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> Custom markup template. < br>When cutting tiles and other facing materials, the shape of the necessary parts can be very complex. You can accurately mark the desired detail using this template.
The model includes all grooves and seats for nuts.
How it can be seen that this device has a huge range of applications.
By the way, a similar ready-made device combined with a protractor can be bought at the following link.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705845_3dp-259.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> Grinding blocks.
These attachments are very convenient for fixing pieces of sandpaper. They can be used for grinding small parts and difficult areas.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705896_3dp-286.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> Guide for sharpening drills.
This device will be very useful for owners of an engraving machine. With its help, you can easily sharpen drills of different diameters at the desired angle.
There is a more advanced sharpener-attachment for a screwdriver on sale.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705912_3dp-300.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> < a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705897_3dp-310.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> Handle for the hacksaw blade.
Many of you use broken hacksaw blades by simply wrapping some of them with insulating tape.
It is much more convenient to use this printed handle.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705846_3dp-325.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> < a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705918_3dp-335.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> Thimble for holding nuts.
But such a plastic “thimble” will help to hold small nuts with just one finger.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705856_3dp-352.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> < a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705903_3dp-355.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> Handle for an imbus (hex) wrench.
To make it easier to use small Inbus keys, a comfortable handle has also been developed for them. The key is easily fixed and securely held in it.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705924_3dp-367.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> < u> Grinding attachment for a screwdriver.
And one last tool comes in handy for a drill or screwdriver. This is a simple drum sander with a special wedge that fixes the sandpaper in the groove.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705841_3dp-381.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> < a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1611705869_3dp-389.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> All these products can be printed with PETG filament.
If, after reading the article, you decide to try 3D printing, and are thinking about purchasing a 3D printer, I recommend paying attention to a simple and reliable model from Creality Labs – Ender3 . This is a kind of “Kalashnikov assault rifle” in 3D printing. At a very low price, it gives out very high quality parts.
Thanks to Alexey for an interesting selection of useful tools and gadgets!
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