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Ball Plunger Spring

Posted by Emmanuel 
Ball Plunger Spring
August 25, 2017 09:27AM
I found that thing few years ago, I will try to replace the locking screws with it, that would make the folding/unfolding much quicker and easier grinning smiley
[www.qwant.com]

Found some suppliers in France too, by searching for "Poussoirs à ressort à bille" smiling smiley
K0334.210

The M12 size should be good, with a ball of 8mm in the frame profile slot of 6mm.

Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 08/26/2017 08:53AM by Emmanuel.

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Re: Ball Plunger Spring
September 06, 2017 02:12PM
06-sept-2017, end of the afternoon...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay !
It works !!!




(Thanks David for the two M4 nylstop that I didn't had to complete this !)

And some videos to show how easy it became.
From 5min to 5sec !

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[youtu.be] 4/4

That's so cool grinning smiley

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/06/2017 02:21PM by Emmanuel.

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Re: Ball Plunger Spring
September 06, 2017 04:37PM
Ohhhhhh yeaaaahhhh! I am from Argentina, and I am a fan of the foldarap. The customs burocracy have delayed my built :'(. These improvement are very cool... Thanks for the entire design!!
How It works that "ball plunger spring"?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/06/2017 05:36PM by etilico120.
Re: Ball Plunger Spring
September 07, 2017 01:49AM
Thanks grinning smiley

The "ball plunger spring" consist of a cylinder in which a sphere is pushed outside by a spring.



It is used in mechanisms like the folding handle of a luggage (the locking position when it is extended).


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Re: Ball Plunger Spring
November 07, 2017 01:43PM
J'ai trouvé la réponse à ma question posée dans un autre topic, excellent trouvaille Emmanuel !

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/2017 01:43PM by benbois.

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Re: Ball Plunger Spring
November 16, 2017 10:41AM
I notice in this case it rotates around the centre of the piece whereas in previous versions it hinged to the side causing the Z axis to rest higher than the pivot when folded. Did you make an intermediary design where it hinged from the side but used the ball springs?
I was working on a foldable printer design a few years back but stopped however I have revamped the idea and been inspired by your wonderful work. However I’m making it at a larger scale and was hoping to use a direct Extruder, which is throwing up an issue or two that I think would be best fixed by offsetting the hinge.
Also, how stable is this setup? Have you ever considered using more Vslot pivoted from the top of Z that can latch on to the Y to create a triangle and add stabilisation? It can then be unlatched to fold up and remain compact.
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