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Tutorial 3D printed Quick-release

Discussion in 'DIY peripherals' started by RacingMat, Feb 13, 2015.

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  1. RacingMat

    RacingMat Well-Known Member Gold Contributor

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    Hello salut.gif

    Once I completed my DIY Mige steering wheel, I felt like to swap easily between wheels (F1, rally, GT...)

    but quick-release are expensive
    and for each new wheel, you have to buy the 2 parts QR and use only one
    and many QR loose precision with time
    bad4.gif

    So I intended to design a low cost, no gap, very fast quick-release!
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  2. RacingMat

    RacingMat Well-Known Member Gold Contributor

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    Here some commercial Quick-release :

    503676q1r5.jpg
    Q1R 150€ [​IMG]
    expensive but works very well (tested by podobert)
    simracing dedicated
    http://beyondmonkey.com/pub/q1r/q1r.html and the Sim racing garage review with 2 videos

    IMG_8612_1024x1024.jpg
    ZENKY 65€ [​IMG]
    (tested by TortueG and StefBord)
    http://www.zenky-racing.net/collections/frontpage/quick-release

    $_1.JPG
    D1Spec 60€/67€ (Taïwan) [​IMG]
    new mark II
    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/nitroxukimport?_dmd=2&_nkw=d1 spec quick release

    $(KGrHqR,!ngFHPFcBjU3BR84uDN8U!~~60_1.JPG
    chinese "english" QR "5 years warranty" @60€ on ebay [​IMG]
    there are not good and wear down with gap

    SNAP OFF QUICK RELEASE BOSS KIT HUB ADAPTER FIT MOMO OMP SPARCO STEERING WHEEL
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    RacingMat Well-Known Member Gold Contributor

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    Here a 3D printed design from DSD
    938919derekquickrelease.png

    interesting but expensive, and not so quick to fix and release IMHO

    maybe more design to come?
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    RacingMat Well-Known Member Gold Contributor

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    Here is what I draw:

    it should go on the MIGE shaft and use the wedge to stop rotation
    644259dimensionsMige.png

    It's a printed part in blue and a collar of mountain bike in red
    326080QRracingmat1.jpg

    it's a 100gr ABS piece

    racingmat QR (1).jpg

    racingmat QR (2).jpg

    Collar is Ø34.9mm internal: it's mountain bike size
    5€95
    http://www.decathlon.fr/collier-selle-rapide-349mm-id_3640502.html
    zoom_e87f51ed9e044181be0329ce8d8c3f4e.jpg

    pay attention to:
    - the material (ABS is okay, PLA has been fine for Shannonb1)
    - ask for "full infill" (100% fill without honeycombing)
    - STL file describes only the surface geometry of a three-dimensional object (hence the volume but not the inside!) so ask for 100% fill
    because the 3D printer uses a software to read the stl file and by default they do honeycomb.

    Attached Files:

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    RacingMat Well-Known Member Gold Contributor

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    here is a video:
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    Same design can be applied to aluminium machining:

    QR alu RacingMat.jpg

    A friend Rider63, machined the piece I drew in aluminium
    199084IMG20150207000738.jpg 936013IMG20150207001048.jpg

    and... it works fine as well 1er.gif

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    Do you mind sharing your 3d print file?
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    I have added the stl file in the message ;-)
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    Just for insight....I checked with shapeways and they wanted 65$ to print this.....I have a buddy I work with that has a makerbot2 and is gonna hook me up instead but I figured I would look. I need to get into the 3d printing business!
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    you can have some quotation on 3DHubs.com
    it's expensive but less than what you got
    it's around 30€

    it's a good solution if you got a printer, yes !
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    a 7 hours job!!

    I thought about starting with this....

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    It could be...

    A friend Rider63, machined the piece I drew in aluminium

    936013IMG20150207001048.jpg 199084IMG20150207000738.jpg

    and... it works fine as well 1er.gif
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    Daguru Rally drivers do it in the mud

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    Thank you for sharing this idea @RacingMat
    I don't have a 3D printer so I thought why not run with a mild steel one so
    got a free bike frame off a friend and cut a section of the seat pole off the frame and the seat

    IMG_2460.JPG

    I used a bimetal hole cutter to make a 80 mm disc and then cut rough to size both seat pole and frame pole

    IMG_2442.JPG

    IMG_2445.JPG

    then drill G27 wheel PCD test fit and cut to size and paint

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    works great and very fast to swap wheels total cost £5 for seat quick release

    thanks again ;)
    :cheers
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    @Daguru you're welcome! I'm glad it was useful for you and cheap!
    very nicely done!
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    This is the turn to Vicpopo to follow the aluminium Quick-Release model :)


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    I wish i found this sooner hehe.
    Bought from ebay 2 quick releases and still not sure if 2nd wheel can be fitted as im using the G27 default buttons and need some connections to the wheel itself.
    I think with this solution would be able to make a cheap and nice alternative to the quick release i have atm.

    Even tough, if my 2nd doesnt work will look into this, probably i an fit both wheels with this and make it work ;)
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    Hello,
    thanks making the effort showing all your diy Quick releases. Very interesting :thumbs
    I'm thinking of converting my Fanatec Gt2 for other wheels, therefore I want to use one too.
    @RacingMat thanks for sharing your 3d printfile. May I ask what software you used to create it and would it be hard to change the diameter of the shaft?
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    I'm using Solidworks :thumbs
    write on the picture the new dimension you like: so i can produce a 3D file for you ;)
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    Hello,
    thanks for making this offer this would be very nice.:thumbs I give the messurements when I have dissasembled my wheel and can messure the diameter.
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    about to go with this design but will be mounting my quick release to this hub. Anyone used this? any failures with the print?
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