Category: CNC Projects

DIY CNC Step Clamps Part -3

3D Printed CNC Clamp on CNC Bed from XYZprinting Da Vinci 2.0 Duo 3D Printer

 

So here we see the clamp we printed the last time on the XYZprinting Da Vinci 2.0 Duo 3D Printer sitting in the step clamp from the first part of the project and its holding a melamine board sitting again on the CNC Blocks we printed on the XYZprinting Da Vinci 2.0 Duo 3D Printer in earlier project. Note on the bed of the CNC machine we installed a single channel for installing T-Bolts.  Now this only provides two points of hold down which for most operations of this size has been enough, yet that really as not the idea as the real idea was to install jigs on bed and us this to clamp them down than the pieces to the jig.   The reason for this is the jig which we made where milled on the router to be perfectly level as this bed isn’t and most home made routers are not.  So this was an easy to over come the problem as we where milling some thing plastic on this machine in the past.  If there is a time, will post a couple pictures in the future of these bases as they do come in hand as well as speed up the job by not having to level things out all of the time.

One other note, still have not had the time to dip the clamps in the Plasti-Dip, however it is on the to-do list but there never seems to be enough time.

 

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DIY CNC Step Clamps Part -2

CNC Clamps 3d Printed on XYZprinting Da Vinci 2.0 Duo 3D Printer

So here we have the clamp portion printed two up on the 

XYZprinting Da Vinci 2.0 Duo 3D Printer, Grey

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" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">XYZprinting Da Vinci 2.0 Duo 3D Printer bed.  Note we used the rafting option in printing as since the last firmware upgrade, XYZ Printing has reduced the bed temp from ~100 Dec-C to only 70 Deg-C so with out the “raft” we have been having problems with prints sticking to the bed without rafting (we do have a ticket open with XYZ Printing on the topic).  The other thing is since these are “clamps” the density was increased to medium at 50% fill rate, now too keep in mind these are ABS plastic, so improve the grip and reduce the pressure needed on the clamp the plan is to use Plasti-Dip (click here) to provide the clamps with additional gripping force.