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    Quote Originally Posted by PEU View Post
    I edited Ger21 files so they are machinable from a sheet of 6mm or 1/4" using just a 1/4" endmill


    (batmanesque isnt't it? )

    Attached are the SW files and also added to the zip file the coreldraw drawing I used to adapt ger21 files


    Pablo
    Before I get all creative and draw this up, Does anyone have this file converted to a dxf?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    Solidworks files, as requested. Looks like you'll need to use an 1/8" tool to cut these, as I needed to use 1/16" radius inside corners for the stops to still work.
    Can you save these as DXF files?



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    Can you save these as DXF files?
    Yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltsandbolts View Post
    Hello guys, thought I’d post a quick pic of an Echain I’ve been toying with. Still early in the design and I’m not too sure I like the idea of having to machine on both sides of the link sides.
    Rob.
    While you have to machine both sides, the outside can easily be done on a drill press with a spot facing tool so I wouldn't discount the design for that.

    bob



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    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    Yep.

    Thanks!



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    sorry! wrong post!

    Last edited by yantra3d; 01-13-2010 at 02:06 PM. Reason: wrong thread...


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    Looking at your ideas i did this....



    its my solution for the cable mess i had.......

    thanks forum...



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    Quote Originally Posted by aventgps View Post
    Looking at your ideas i did this....



    its my solution for the cable mess i had.......

    thanks forum...
    Looks great and simple. What did you use and how did you go about makeing your cable carrier. It's hard to really make it out in the picture.



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    Looks to me like he cut most of the way through a long plastic box section, leaving thin areas to act as "living hinges".

    To expand on that you could probably cut each link direct from box, and glue a flexible tape on one outside (or inside) edge.

    As the ultimate simplification you could probably use a flexible hose with all the cabling running inside it.



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    It kind of looks like some of that romex conduit that tape mounts to a wall to hide your wires in.

    Looks like a cheap solution for the problem. 2 thumbs up.



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    Default Chain Version that Works

    I have downloaded the posted DXF files and it all looks real good in SolidWorks but cutting the parts to the particular size in something like HDPE is a totally different animal. Doubling the size of the original DXF would probably work better but the actual was more then a pain in the butt. So I decided to redo the plan so that it works on 2 inch sides as well as the larger ones so here is a Corel X4 file of the sides and the ends used for attachment. The toolpath vectors are separated for recessed areas/holes and it can be cut with a 3/16 bit instead of 1/8 bit.

    I didn't want to send a DXF file since I colored the male and female parts so for those that do not have the program, a 30 day version can be downloaded from Corel and I highly recommend it since it can do certain vector functions better and faster than any Cad program.

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    I do not have Corel draw so can not use them, Why not just change color of the parts in cad and make them on their own layer for easy management.

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    Great suggestion, I'd really like to see the DXF version as well.



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    Me 3!

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    ditto on the dxf



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    Quote Originally Posted by PEU View Post
    I edited Ger21 files so they are machinable from a sheet of 6mm or 1/4" using just a 1/4" endmill

    Made projected views of the three pieces and saved to DXF, dimensions are 1:1, hope it helps.


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    So if I understand this correctly the hinged parts can be made from 6mm (.25") material or I guess you could use whatever you have available. The supports look to be thicker at .5" at its thickest point.
    I have already scaled the dxf to imperial and I may rework the supports to use .25 material as well. What material is most common? ABS, PVC?
    Thank you for the drawings, they helped a lot.



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    Here is mine, 1/4" PVC with 1/8" bit.

    "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztNCZ9U8Vt8"]YouTube- DIY Energy Cable

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    Energy Chain Installed. but cant post pictures??

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecnc2006 View Post
    Energy Chain Installed. but cant post pictures??
    Has anyone reported these problems to the Administrator or does he just nott care anymore? It has been an issue off and on for several weeks now.
    Garry



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