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3D Printing Submarines Fabricating Yokes

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  • 3D Printing Submarines Fabricating Yokes

    How do you 3D folks fabricate yokes for your rudders, dive planes, and stern planes?

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    After measuring interference, I design my 3D-printed yokes around the locking collar, and press-fit the collar in. The setscrews prevent any movement of the collar in the yoke assembly. (I print to very small tolerances, but I'm not using a hobbyist printer. I can print a dozen yokes in less than an hour.

    The length of the arm is dictated by the amount of throw I measure after animating the mechanism for the desired movement angles.

    --That's the beauty of CAD design and 3D printing: fewer surprises and decreased time from idea to finished product. --Just a few hours between potential and reality in some cases.

    Last edited by CC Clarke; 04-24-2021, 07:19 AM.