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Nuts, Bolts and Screws content library for cqparts

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Components

Base Components

Few of these are useful on their own, they’re used to build more complex parts.

Heads

  • Counter-sunk varieties
  • Cylindrical varieties
  • Externally Driven (eg: hex head)
https://fragmuffin.github.io/cqparts/media/img/fasteners/heads-assorted.png

Drive Types

  • Cruciform varieties (eg: phillips, frearson)
  • Hex (aka: alan) varieties
  • Square varieties (eg: single, double, triple square)
  • Slotted
  • Tamper Resistant varieties
https://fragmuffin.github.io/cqparts/media/img/fasteners/drives-assorted.png

Threads

Standard threads included:

  • ISO68 (standard for metric bolts)
  • Triangular (eg: for woodscrews)
  • Ball Screw
https://fragmuffin.github.io/cqparts/media/img/fasteners/threads-assorted.png

Any custom thread can be built by creating a profile as a Wire from within an object inheriting from the base Thread class. (read more here)

Note

Threads currently bugged by issue #1.

Threads are currently simplified to a cylinder until this is fixed.

Warning when using for 3d printing, threads will not form correctly until the bug is fixed… please +1 the issue if you’d like to use properly formed threads.

Male Fastener Components

  • Bolts
  • Screws
https://fragmuffin.github.io/cqparts/media/img/fasteners/male-assorted.png

Female Fastener Components

  • Nuts
https://fragmuffin.github.io/cqparts/media/img/fasteners/female-assorted.png

Utilities

The Fasteners utility assembly can be used to automatically apply fasteners to arbitrary materials.

For example, with the following 2 detatched blocks:

https://fragmuffin.github.io/cqparts/media/img/fasteners/fastener-detatched.png

A Fastener can be applied to these two blocks to hold them together in a variety of ways, with varied parameters, such as these 2 exmples:

https://fragmuffin.github.io/cqparts/media/img/fasteners/fastener-assorted.png

More detailed examples of customizing a Fastener are documented here.

https://fragmuffin.github.io/cqparts/media/img/fasteners/fastener-custom-assorted.png

Catalogue(s)

BoltDepot

boltdepot.com has an exceptional website for details of their products, enough to build 3d models accurate enough for most applications.

At this time, the catalogue you get with this library contains some of the products for boltdepot.com in the categories:

  • Bolts : boltdepot-bolts.json
  • Nuts : boltdepot-nuts.json
  • Woodscrews : boltdepot-woodscrews.json

Other Suppliers

With increased interest in this library I would like to see this list grow, but at this time, it’s just the catalogues listed above.

Examples

Machine Screw

We can create a fastener with many tuned parameters, for this example we’ll create an M3 machine screw, 4mm long, with a domed cheese head, and a 2mm hex drive:

from cqparts_fasteners.male import MaleFastenerPart

screw = MaleFastenerPart(
    head=('cheese', {
        'diameter': 4.5,
        'height': 1.5,
        'domed': True,
        'dome_ratio': 0.5,
    }),
    drive=('hex', {
        'depth': 1,
        'width': 2,
    }),
    thread=('iso68', {
        'diameter': 3,  # M3
    }),
    length=4,
)

from cqparts.display import display
display(screw)
https://fragmuffin.github.io/cqparts/media/img/fasteners/example-screw.png

Catalogue Bolt

With use of a JSONCatalogue we can search for all fasteners within that catalogue that suit certain parameters, such as length, diameter, anything used as a parameter to build the part.

For this example, we’ll explicitly define the product’s id, guarenteeing only one result is returned:

import os

from cqparts.catalogue import JSONCatalogue
import cqparts_fasteners

catalogue_filename = os.path.join(
    os.path.dirname(cqparts_fasteners.__file__),
    'catalogue',
    'boltdepot-bolts.json',
)
catalogue = JSONCatalogue(catalogue_filename)
item = catalogue.get_query()
bolt = catalogue.get(item.id == '221')

from cqparts.display import display
display(bolt)

This should generate an accurate model for BoltDepot’s product #221.

https://fragmuffin.github.io/cqparts/media/img/fasteners/example-catalogue.png

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