Lead Nuts …

Two M8 studding connectors as lead nuts

Two M8 studding connectors as lead nuts

I have been thinking of using M8 studding connectors rather than a single M8 nut on the z-axis lead screws of my 3D printer.  My sense is that the x-axis motion would be more stable, and with two connectors, held together in the same plastic piece, it reduces backlash (but I don’t know how to measure that … it just feels like it; I can feel the backlash in a nut, but not in the pair of studding connectors).

Below is a screen capture of it in Google Sketchup.  You can download the SKP file here.

The STL file is here.  Basically the connector is just an M8 nut that’s 23.7mm thick.

M8 studding connector

M8 studding connector

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