Contour Gauge: Print-In-Place

Easily printable contour gauge with adjustable lid friction or locking action.


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    -users reporting this design is fusing together in-print.

    Integral supports under "fins" are readily removable.

    This model has been redesigned. Initial model was M3 hardware, but had printing issues.

    This is for providing measurements, and is not intended for sketch duplication, as there are gaps between the fins.

    Materials and methods

    Use extrusion width of 0.48 for optimal print quality.

    2x - M4 x 12 SHCS

    2x - M4 Nut

    Add a thin felt runner between lid and top of fins for even friction across entire span.



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    Mini imgChris published this design ago
    Mini imgChris commented ago

    I didn't have any major issues when I printed it on my MK3, but the design is definitely very close clearance, so I can see it failing easily if the flow isn't tweaked well for the filament.

    I edited the main description to ensure others know that there has been failure(s?). When I have some time I'll look into revamping the overhang's specifically, but the clearance all over also.

    Thanks for letting me know!

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