A typical vice is superb if you wish to clamp oblong gadgets, however it might probably collapse slightly with extra advanced shapes. Impressed by way of an historic vise [Chris Borge] whipped up his personal Three-D-printed fractal clamping software.
The muse for this one comes from (*3*)the [Hand Tool Rescue] video that displays of the artful mechanism. The vice makes use of a sequence of interlocking portions that may freely articulate to grip the thing of hobby by means of a number of sticking out hands. In reproducing the design, [Chris] had some problems to start with with the joints, however deciding on a dovetail very similar to that of the unique steel vice which were given issues operating properly.
[Chris] notes that whilst the design works, it will nonetheless use some refinement. Silicone or rubber pointers at the hands may give the vice higher grip, and there stay some flexural problems that may be progressed. General, alternatively, it’s an invaluable desk vice for small jobs on bizarre formed issues. We’ve noticed Three-D-printed vices sooner than,, however the grip scheme consumer right here is completely distinctive.