3D Printed

2020/07/04 categories:3D Printer| tags:3D Printer| robot_joint|

I wanted to make a 6-axis robot with a 3D printer, so I modeled an actuator for joints. However, it will be uploaded as a dead work.

Sectional view

The cross section is as follows. The load applied to the joint is received by the two 3D-printed 4-point contact bearings mounted on the outermost side. One of these is a wave gear flex spline attached to the inner ring to drive the shaft. The other is used to support the wave generator and the output shaft.

The wave generator of the wave gear is supported by 6805ZZ bearings. Furthermore, the wave generator is equipped with a timing pulley for drive transmission, and the structure is such that the drive of the motor is transmitted via a timing belt. The motor used is assumed to be NEMA17.

Bearing fixing

The inner and outer rings of the bearing are fixed using a locknut made with a 3D printer. Tighten the locknut using a 3D printed locknut tightening jig and a hex wrench.


Since the connection inner diameter of the joint body and the connection inner diameter of the output shaft are the same, multi-axis is possible.

By connecting these robot joints, it is possible to configure a vertical articulated robot.

The wreckage I tried to make

3D Model

STEP file of assembly

  • Strain_wave_joint.step
  • STL Files

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