Dial Indicator

Units: inches


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This is a Dial Indicator geared to make 10 full rotations for every inch of stroke in the plunger. The indicator is held together using machine screws and is made up of four gear components, a body, a top (dial surface), a needle, and finally the plunger. The primary function of the indicator is to measure precisely the displacement of the plunger.

This was designed for the OSAT Project, for MSE4777 Course at Michigan Technological University

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Materials and methods

Material: PLA
Layer Height: 0.25 mm
Shell Thickness: 0.8 mm
Fill Density: 100%
Print Speed: 50 mm/s
Printing Temperature: 215 C

Once completed, use a protractor to mark the face of the indicator in whichever scale is desired.

Note: Adjusting the scale of the gears for printing will adjust the actual gear ratio which will result in an inaccurate measurement.



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4930411d93a4aaa2d76248edb285ec04?default=blank&size=40devons published this design ago