OSE Design Manual - Couplers

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Presenting first at the Open Source Microfactory STEAM Camp:


Couplers – The critical link of taking power from one object to another. Coupler strengths for set screws, geometrical couplers, and keyways. Solid, chain, and lovejoy couplers. 3D printed couplers. Drilled couplers. How to make couplers by welding and using a lathe. Plug inserts for making couplers. Applications – we will need to understand how to connect a motor to a moving shaft. Once a lot of force or long time is involved – this is the difference between a machine that works or breaks. By understanding couplers and their basic properties – we will keep our machines working. Connecting a shaft to a motor is one of the critical aspects of machine design.