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3D Printed Cable Mount

Just recently (Oct 2017) I chose to replace the wiring loom in my engine bay, the cable that controls the injectors and CAM position sensor had no support, the purpose of this project was to create a support via 3D Printing.

 

3D Printed Cable Mount for Wiring Loom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A quick sketch was made of the dimensions that I will require, this is my rather cryptic looking sketch, it makes sense to me however.

 

3D Printed Cable Mount for Wiring Loom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These dimensions were then put into a 2D design, I used Solid Works, all of the dimensions are metric.

 

3D Printed Cable Mount for Wiring Loom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next was to make an outline of the finished piece, most of this is guesswork but bearing in mind this won't be effective if it is flexible.

 

3D Printed Cable Mount for Wiring Loom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The part was extruded to a thickness of 6mm, maybe I should have gone 8mm but I guess time will tell.

 

3D Printed Cable Mount for Wiring Loom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A plane was created so that I could draw the outline for the hook that will hold the cable.

 

3D Printed Cable Mount for Wiring Loom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hook was extruded.

 

3D Printed Cable Mount for Wiring Loom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I couple of fillets around the edges to smooth the design a little.

 

3D Printed Cable Mount for Wiring Loom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The file was then saved as an STL in order for it to be 3D printed, an STL file composes of many triangles, the wire frame below gives an indication of the amount of triangles required.

 

3D Printed Cable Mount for Wiring Loom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The part placed into Cura for it to generate the G-code.

 

3D Printed Cable Mount for Wiring Loom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a view that shows all of the print layers, I had to print some support as 3D printers cannot handle over hangs.

 

3D Printed Cable Mount for Wiring Loom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The part was printed from polycarbonate to handle the temperatures in an engine bay, the print support was removed to expose the final product.

 

3D Printed Cable Mount for Wiring Loom3D Printed Cable Mount for Wiring Loom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luckily my guesstimate dimensions were pretty good and the part served it's purpose.

 

3D Printed Cable Mount for Wiring Loom3D Printed Cable Mount for Wiring Loom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to 3D Printing

 

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