The 5 different components of the device are as follows;
1. 3 Fused disks (2)
2. Crankshaft (1)
3. Shaft (1)
4. Arrow Pin (2)
5. Base (1)
The Lesson Plan for the 6 Disk Coupling Mechanism is attached to this page for the Instructors who wish to teach students about this device.
Post Processing note: If you are printing with an FDM printer you should expect small ridges on parts where the extruder last touches the piece. Carefully inspect each piece after they are printed for these small imperfections as they will hinder the operation of your device.
Step 1: Print 6 Disk Coupling Parts
1. 3 fused disks: Horizontal (Face down)
2. Arrow pin: Horizontal
3. Crankshaft: Horizontal
4. Base: Vertical (Bottom down)
5. Shaft: Horizontal
Step 2: Post Process Individual Parts
For 6 Disk Coupling: Look for ridges on the outside edges of the disks and sand them down until entire edge is smooth enough for operation. If the edges have small ridges on them they will bind up and not spin easily. Sand the cylindrical and hexagonal faces of the shaft until they mate properly with the base holes and fused disk piece.
Step 3: Assembling the Device
1. Insert crankshaft through base through hole, while holding the fused 3 disk piece in-between base arches. Push crankshaft through the fused 3 disk piece and second arch of base.
2. Insert arrow pin through rectangular through hole at the end of crankshaft.
3. Repeat step 1 for the shaft piece.
4. Repeat step 2 at the end of the shaft.
Congratulations! You now have a fully functioning 6 Disk Coupling!