4154X Custom parts Factory
Entry ID #: 8394
Created: Fri, Dec 4, 2020 2:50 PM
I decided to create the custom spacer because it is a great vex part to make customizable. Custom spacers let a robot have extremely accurate spacing in its axels and screws. It also lets you use only one spacer in an area where you would normally use many.
Use of Part
The custom spacer would be used in situations where it is favorable to use one spacer instead of many and in situations where precise spacing is needed. Axels that need specific spacing can be serviced with much more ease. This can allow the making of a robot with absolute perfect spacing so that it can perform more efficiently.
First, accurate measurements of parts and spaces are made with a caliper and a ruler. These measurements are used to determine the length and diameter needed for the job that the spacer must accomplish. Depending on the situation that the spacer will be used, we can change how thick the spacer will be. In situations where the spacer would be under more stress, the thickness of the spacer is increased. In situations where the spacer is under less stress, we can reduce the thickness, since the diameter of the spacer will affect the print time. Once the dimensions of the spacer are determined, the spacer gets modeled in cad. After the spacer is sent to the printer and it is finished, it is taken out of the printer and utilized in the robot.