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using inventors thread plug in [message #73932] Thu, 29 August 2013 22:10 UTC Go to next message
avatar Reed8866  is currently offline Reed8866
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ok so i've been working on a lightsaber project and i'm have it in two part to allow room for the electronics.
i used the inventor program with the 3d thread tool add on to make the screw thread. i printed my parts and the threads are almost right they are 1/16th off. i've tried editing the extruded parts by making them 1/16 thicker but then the 3d threading tool wouldn't work.

anyone got any ideas?
Re: using inventors thread plug in [message #73967 is a reply to message #73932 ] Fri, 30 August 2013 17:01 UTC Go to previous message
avatar FreeRangeBrain  is currently offline FreeRangeBrain
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I haven't used the 3D thread tool in inventor. Assuming you can't make a custom thread specification using that tool, you may need to model the thread manually. Use the Coil command. I'd recommend tinkering with it in a separate file first until you are confident you have the geometry you need. For a snug fit in WSF or alumide leave 0.005" to 0.006" clearance between mating faces.

Creativity - sometimes by the brute force method.

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