3D Printing Linear Actuators

3D Printing & Imaging Maker News

In the world of robotics and many other maker activities, a linear actuator is an important piece of the plan. These devices take the rotation of a simple motor and convert that to a linear motion, often with gearing to improve the force.

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Micheal Rectin wanted to tackle the idea of building one of these using 3D Printing. Right off the bat, he acknowledges that you can buy them for less than $40, but designing something is a fun project all in itself.

While the value or utility of this specific example may be debatable, now Michael has a firm comprehension of how these work, and how to design them. That means if he needs a specific size, shape, or even angle, he can produce his own to fit the needs.

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I get ridiculously excited seeing people make things. I just want to revel in the creativity I see in makers. My favorite thing in the world is sharing a maker's story. find me at CalebKraft.com

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