As part of the contest "The bathroom of tomorrow" #DAGOMERLIN , I wanted to create a creation that could be useful. My tube of toothpaste is always put here and there ... We have dispensers of consumables everywhere, and for all, why not a toothpaste distributor? Noting that there was not yet printable through a 3D printer (but it already exists in the trade), I challenged myself to design one. I wanted to make the most of the advantages of 3D printing: already assembled printing, integration of functions on the same part, etc., moreover, no support is necessary, so there is no waste of material .
This product is a prototype, still requiring many adjustments (pins to review, etc.), moreover, some parts could easily be replaced by conventional mechanical elements and thus allowing a better efficiency of the system. One could even imagine a motorized system, with different sensors (presence toothbrush, start and end of race, etc ...).
Listening to any ideas that could change the current system :).
See the photos for the orientation of the pieces.
20 to 40% for mechanical elements (gears, trapezoidal screws, ...
10 to 15% for the rest
Preferably the use of ABS or PETg for the gears, and the turning knob. The rest may be made in PLA without problem.
Regarding the layer heights, I recommend 200 microns, the slopes will be more easily printable (realization of trapezoidal screw threads for example).
The colors can also be variable, according to the tastes ...
Finally, after printing the main block, depending on the accuracy of your machine, it will be necessary to unblock the two trapezoidal screws trying to rotate them.
Technicien en bureau d'études (mécanique) depuis 7 ans, passionnée par les nouvelles technologies, souhaitant être au plus proche de ce que je concevais, je me suis spécialiser dans la fabrication additive (toutes technos). C'est ainsi que j'ai acheté ma première machine courant 2017, je réalise depuis mes propres conceptions & fabrications :-).
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