Mini Planetary Compartment Containerby
Mini Planetary Compartment Container
The Mini Container is the same as the original but scaled down .625%. Before scaling it down I increased the clearances so they are the same as the original. I also streched this container out and made a Pencil Container
How it functions This container has three separate compartments, turning the knob on top of the container indexes through the different compartments at a 4:1 ratio. This is done with the use of a planetary gear stage on the bottom of the container. Turning the knob drives the sun gear which causes the carrier to spin which in this case is the inner dividing cylinder. The 4:1 ratio is a result of the planetary gears rotating quicker around the larger 32 tooth ring gear verses the smaller 12 tooth sun gear.
Print instructions Prints in place, designed for a .4mm nozzle, .2mm layer heights, no supports at 100%.
Use a 6mm hex wrench to turn the sun gear, if it’s not free after printing. Don't over torque the knob because shaft could fail.
Printed on the Muldex rep-rap IDEX printer.
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