Brackets for mounting two power supplies flat one on top of the other

janastas

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Morning all,

I know I've seen some posts on the forums somwhere but can't find them.

I'm looking for a mounting bracket to stack one power supply on top of the other within an ABS box.

I know there's the mounting brackets for a single meanwell dc power supply but was wondering if i could get some direction to stack one on top of the other, obviously with enough spacing between the two.

Thanks
 

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Domestos

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Noob question, how much does 3D printing generally cost? And I know this is a wide open ended question but I am very curious. Example, how much would the above mentioned brackets for the mean-well PSU's cost to print at a shop?

The reason I am asking is I just got a quote from a 3D printing shop, as I am looking at printing a couple of mounts for my PPD Geowreath, and They charged $193 for the 3 X mounts, and I have 2 wreaths. So that is a total of just shy of $400 for a once off project.

Considering I can get the Ender 3 V2 for about the same price, should I bite the bullet, get the 3D printer, and learn another new hobby on top of an already expensive hobby?

Thoughts?
 

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Sounds expensive @Domestos Was just googling and found a few companies in my area that do it, one charges $10/hour (not sure how long a print takes though) and Core Electronics charge flat rate $9.95 for prints < 200gm and $34.95 for models <1000gm (not sure how much your models weigh)
 

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That is pretty much the conclusion I am coming to as well. Might consider importing the mounts from inspire light shows. Their mounts are $40 US, not sure of shipping though...
 

LawrenceDriveLights

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I would personally just mount the props using some aluminium angle and the use of bolts and a 30mm length of conduit as a spacer at the back to allow room for the pixel wiring etc. Also be aware most of the USA prop mounting solutions USA EMT which can be a different size to what we can obtain in similar pipe in Aus.

Don't get me wrong, the ability to print 3D brackets / mounts etc is great, which i do with out little Ender 3, just be aware its another thing to learn and can take some time to get your prints "dialled in".
 
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Domestos

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Thanx LDL - Love your work. I've learned a tremendous amount in this hobby by watching your builds.
 

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+1 for the technique LDL posted. Dead simple and rock solid. I used lengths of aluminium tube instead of conduit.

You can also do it flat to brace split props. With the right size square nuts the aluminium C keeps them from turning

 

james_o100

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Noob question, how much does 3D printing generally cost? And I know this is a wide open ended question but I am very curious. Example, how much would the above mentioned brackets for the mean-well PSU's cost to print at a shop?

The reason I am asking is I just got a quote from a 3D printing shop, as I am looking at printing a couple of mounts for my PPD Geowreath, and They charged $193 for the 3 X mounts, and I have 2 wreaths. So that is a total of just shy of $400 for a once off project.

Considering I can get the Ender 3 V2 for about the same price, should I bite the bullet, get the 3D printer, and learn another new hobby on top of an already expensive hobby?

Thoughts?
Hey @Domestos - do you have an existing design that you want printed, or was it a concept that was to be created and printed?

If there is an existing STL for the brackets or mounts, send it to me, and I will give you a quote :)
 
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