Introduction: Air Pressure Regulator Stand

This a simple 3D-printable stand for an air pressure regulator and cleaner. Although you could use an in-line regulator to change the air pressure, there aren't many options for inline dust/oil filters. Air filters are typically designed to be wall-mounted, so I just designed a small stand that kept the filter upright on my bench.

Step 1: Print the Stand

Print out the attached STL. The geometry will work as-is on a FormOne (that what I used), so you'll probably have to make modifications to work on other 3D printers.

Step 2: Add the Pressure Regulator and Fittings.

The pressure regulator and fittings came from McMaster Carr.

The pressure regulator (McMaster 4989K101) is a combination regulator and filter. It removes oil and other particles down to 0.01 micron. The regulator adjusts from 7-120 psi.

The input fitting (McMaster 52115K202) is a push-to-connect fitting for 1/4" OD tube. You'll want to swap this part if you want a barbed or other type of connection. Just make sure it has a 1/8" NPT end to screw into the regulator body.

The output fitting (McMaster 5203K918) is a push-to-connect fitting for 1/8" tube. Again, if you need a different output, just make sure it has a 1/8" NPT end to screw into the regulator body.

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pfred2 (author)2014-09-12

Your stand is pretty fancy. I'd usually just keep mine in a coffee can if I needed it remote.

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carloquinonez (author)pfred22014-09-13

I'm sort of compulsive about neat work spaces. I love workshops that have outlines for all the tools on the wall where they go...

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pfred2 (author)carloquinonez2014-09-13

My workshop might not look neat but even though I hadn't seen my
regulator holder since I moved it over seven years ago now, it only took me
a minute to find it.

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pfred2 (author)pfred22014-09-13

Thinking about it this morning I did eventually make a dedicated stand for my regulator. It has just been so long since I've used it that I forgot about it last night. Mine is made out of some scrap pallet wood glued up, and put together with pneumatic brads. I don't recall the project taking me a whole lot of time to knock together really. It certainly has a patina of dirt on it today. Anyhow here's a picture of my regulator stand that cost me just about nothing to make

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seamster (author)2014-09-12

Cool. Thanks for sharing this.

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