PSU bracket remake ?

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Re: PSU bracket remake ?

Post by sandord » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:30 am

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...let's see if it can do constaints ;-)
Well, that didn't take long :D

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Re: PSU bracket remake ?

Post by sandord » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:43 am

troed wrote:
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You should really move to using Fusion 360 instead. Takes more time to get into, but everything becomes easily solvable.
I quite like this program, I did the sketch for the bracket base today, fully constrained. That was the easy part, I'm afraid I've got some learning to do before I can draw the legs, back panel etc. and compose everyhing together.

I'm going for it anyway but it won't be finished anytime soon :(

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Re: PSU bracket remake ?

Post by exxos » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:40 am

sandord wrote:
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I'm going for it anyway but it won't be finished anytime soon :(
ahh , that's normally how things go, get 90+% done, then have to go back to the start for some reason :(
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Re: PSU bracket remake ?

Post by sandord » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:43 am

exxos wrote:
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sandord wrote:
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I'm going for it anyway but it won't be finished anytime soon :(
ahh , that's normally how things go, get 90+% done, then have to go back to the start for some reason :(
It's certainly not the first time I've seen things go this way, no.
But fortunantely, the bracket isn't going to have to 'run', it'll just have to 'sit' ;)

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Re: PSU bracket remake ?

Post by sandord » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:00 am

Still need to continue working on the Fusion 360 version.

I have a finished Sketchup version of the original design though by which I mean that it's a drawing of the exact shape of the original support. So, it's not suitable for printing but it may serve a different purpose some day.

Would it make any sense to post it to thingiverse, even if it's not suitable for printing? It isn't suitable for printing because plastic is pretty weak as opposed to the sheet metal of the original and needs much thicker legs for example or it'll break right away.

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Re: PSU bracket remake ?

Post by exxos » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:11 am

sandord wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:00 am
Still need to continue working on the Fusion 360 version.
Yes you do :P :lol:
sandord wrote:
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Would it make any sense to post it to thingiverse, even if it's not suitable for printing? It isn't suitable for printing because plastic is pretty weak as opposed to the sheet metal of the original and needs much thicker legs for example or it'll break right away.
Good question, I guess at least you could upload it in the 3D section so there is a copy of it floating around at least.
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Re: PSU bracket remake ?

Post by Icky » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:46 am

Hi sandord. How are you getting on with the bracket remake.

I have been looking for a spare bracket and they are very difficult to find unless you buy them with a PSU attached. I wondered if you thought about uploading the design as it would give me a reason to look at fixing my 3D printer as well :)

Not that I haven't got enough projects on the go at the moment :D

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Re: PSU bracket remake ?

Post by PhilC » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:35 am

Hi Icky, I've got a bracket I can send at some point as I'm using a standard psu in a Mega, so the bracket won't fit.
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Re: PSU bracket remake ?

Post by Icky » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:29 pm

Forgottenmyname wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:35 am
Hi Icky, I've got a bracket I can send at some point as I'm using a standard psu in a Mega, so the bracket won't fit.
Thanks for the offer Forgottenmyname. One question - is the mega psi bracket a different shape and footprint to the STFM one? I don't own a mega so cant tell from pictures to well.

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Re: PSU bracket remake ?

Post by PhilC » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:43 pm

Yes it is. The feet are in a different place, thr spacing is different between the mains lrad ans switch and there is a fan attached to it as well.
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