That out of the way I am curious about opinions regarding two additional parameters to the screws and nuts in the Fasteners Workbench. These parameters would control scaling of the thread and head dimensions in the X-Y plane before placement. The purpose of this scaling is to turn these parts into actually working, 3D-printed fasteners. As things are right now, fasteners produced by the workbench using ideal dimensions don't work when 3D-printed due to material shrinking and surface imperfections. In other words, 3D-printing needs some tolerances to print working parts.
For this to happen I am proposing two new Parameters in the Fasteners Workbench.
- tScale - A float for scaling the X-Y plane of the generated screw/nut/rod thread
- hScale - A float for scaling the X-Y plane of the generated screw/nut head
In the meantime comments and suggestions welcome.
Best Regards, Jan