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My new instructable discussion - 3D printed Magnetic connector Answered

Hello all!

Made this topic to start a discussion about my latest project: 3D printed Magnetic Connector.

Here is the link to my project:
https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-magnetic-connector/

What would you change? What would you add? I am waiting for your suggestions!

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Gustavo45

3 years ago

HI EVERYBODY I GOT A QUESTION......I GOT 123D PROGRAM BUT WHERE FROM I CAN GET THE 3D IMGENES TO PROCESS FOR EXAMPLE A CHAIR??? OR ANY OBJET??

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caitlinsdad

3 years ago

In researching your design did you come across the Apple Macbook Magsafe power connector, its design and faults?

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kondzio29caitlinsdad

Reply 3 years ago

Yes, but I was not inspired by magsafe, I was thinking about my next project where two pieces of casing is connected with such connector. Magsafe is a plug on a cable, And my design is meant to sit in casing.

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caitlinsdadkondzio29

Reply 3 years ago

I have no reservation that similar designs are original from independent thinkers, it's just too bad that big corporations already got it out to market or hold a patent on it. Your design is more suitable for docking station applications then. Good luck.

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kondzio29caitlinsdad

Reply 3 years ago

Sadly I have to agree. Magnetic connectors are great stuff. I hope that they will be more common in future. But today we have to came up with our own ideas ;) Thank you for commenting! BTW. I love your instructables! Please take a look at my instructable soon, because there will be photos of real life printed version of my connector due to help from great people here!

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kondzio29caitlinsdad

Reply 3 years ago

Placing the connector in casing eliminates the design fault of the magsafe since the cable breaks easily in mag safe

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kelseymh

3 years ago

Discussions like this belong in the Instructable itself, where commenters can more easily see and refer to the steps.

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

You don't want the holes for the magnets to go all the way through.
With powerful neodymium magnets I find it better to leave about 0.5 - 1mm material left.
Gives a much nicer look and once a drop of 2k glue is added into each hole the magnets will stay in place safely.
For the other side use a soft iron plate that you galvanised with a bit of copper for corrosion protection.
If magnets of opposite attraction are used one can create a self centering latch and still leave some space to put the two together.
Quite nice in round to hold a batch or similar as you can rotate it to several fixed angles.
Just some ideas though...