After seeing the notorious video from several years back where Zcorp prints a completely working wrench i determined I needed to do the same thing on my own personal printer.
Now, I'm not referring to a "print-several-bits-and-then-assemble" variant which there are already a ton of on the net.
What I needed to do was something I could print and that would really be completely working right out of the printer.
I like to believe I came quite close. All you have to do would be to remove the internal support and your done!
Remember it is a proof of concept, I simply needed to see if I could do it.
Updated 2013 10 16: Added "Printable Wrench W Longer Screw" which has a longer "screw" (3mm).
Updated 2013 08 30: I 've added two new files. One with a somewhat larger difference between moving parts. This one has 0,55mm difference instead of 0,35mm. Let me know if it works out (in particular with PLA). I've likewise added a STEP file free of support for anybody who maight need it.
Here is a brief video: http://youtu.be/oMmsJVUAK3Q
Experimantal "heavy duty" version: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/printable-wrench-reworked
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- Remove support using a sharp knife or similar
- Reveal your buddies =)
Printed on a Replicator at 0,2mm in ABS