Ratcheted Toothpaste Tube Squeezer

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Ratcheted Toothpaste Tube Squeezer

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(Single Color) 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
(Single Color) 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
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(Dual Color) 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
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single color, full kit, 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
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Toothpaste Tube Squeezer - 0.2mm layer, 3 walls, 20% infill
Toothpaste Tube Squeezer - 0.2mm layer, 3 walls, 20% infill
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Description

I loved the concept behind Luke's 3D's original model but it didn't fit my daughter's toothpaste. I also found the model quite hard to assemble as the tolerances were tight and there was little to no horizontal expansion (elephant's foot) compensation built in.

So while I was lengthening the model I decided to make the following improvements:

  • Increased shaft and body length by 10mm
  • Increased tube slot width on the shaft and body slightly
  • Added chamfer to all surfaces that touch the build plate to compensate for horizontal expansion
  • Added a bump on the shaft to prevent the tip from coming out while removing the tube
  • Stiffened up the ratchet arms
  • Improved aesthetics (subjective :))
  • Less post processing is required for assembly

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Printing tips

I've been printing the bodies in PLA and the handle, ratchet, and shaft in PETG.

  • 0.4mm nozzle
  • 0.2mm layer height
  • Support is not required
  • Print as shown in the attached screenshot (widest flat faces touching build plate)

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single color, full kit, 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
works amazingly
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That seems to be mounted the wrong way :) The toothpaste tube should enter the body through the small slit so that it can fully squeeze the tube together.
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Was this intended as a throw away item? Can the tube be removed when empty?
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No it was not.
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thanks I figured out how to remove the empty 👍
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Replying to @barryblackinbc :
My thoughts as well. Great idea, seems to work well but the wratchet won't allow you to "Unwind" the tube so I guess it was designed for ONE USE ONLY?
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single color, full kit, 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
Some layer delamination on the PETG center rod after print, other than that looked good!
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single color, full kit, 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
worked perfect. easy to assemble.
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Toothpaste Tube Squeezer - 0.2mm layer, 3 walls, 20% infill
Perfect print and satisfying clicking 😍
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(Dual Color) 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
very strong even in PLA
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(Single Color) 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
Easy printing. Works like a charm.
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That looks great!
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(Dual Color) 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
Printed in Petg, very nice.
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Looks great!
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Toothpaste Tube Squeezer - 0.2mm layer, 3 walls, 20% infill
it printed perfect. I did it in .08 because why not. Printed in Bambu PETG on X1C. Perfect file, hats off to the creator.
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(Single Color) 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
Great, thanks!
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