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MOST Delta filament as guide.JPG This page was part of an MTU course MY4777/MY5777/EE4777/EE5777: Open-source 3-D printing

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Bike Fork Support[edit]

Project developed by Kyle Price Kprice (talk) 08:23, 8 December 2016 (PST)
This OSAT has been designed but not yet tested - use at own risk.
This OSAT has been prototyped.

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  • A fork support is inserted in between the fork of a bike to help hold the suspension rigid during transportation the bike. If the suspension is not held rigid during transportation, it will be constantly activated due to the vibrations from the vehicle. This leads to early failure of the suspension. To prevent any damage and provide a longer life of the suspension, a support is inserted so that the suspension can no longer be active during transportation.
  1. Picture of completed print using your printer
    Wood WorkingClamp Parts.png

Bill of Materials[edit]

- PLA Filament, 1.75 mm Diameter

Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT[edit]

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer
  2. Utility Knife (Help to clean up edges and fit parts together)

Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Make the OSAT[edit]

  • A basic understanding of basic CAD software & 3D-printing

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit]

  1. Printer settings: Layer Height - 0.3 mm, Fill Density - 20%, Print Speed - 80 mm/s, Extruder Temp. - 210 degrees Celsius, Nozzle Size - 0.5 mm
  2. Print Times: Main Body - 1 hr. 11 min.; Attachments: 41 min.
  3. Assembly Time: 5-10 minutes depending on print quality and meshing of parts
  4. Including drawings or pictures of the device at stage of assembly at minimum. (

Common Problems and Solutions[edit]

  • None

Cost savings[edit]

  • If your solution is not a low cost one then it is not really appropriate.
  1. Total mass of parts = 0.066 kg; Cost of spool of PLA = $26.45/1 kg; Total cost to fabricate parts: $1.75
  2. Commercial equivalent cost: $14.99;
  3. Saved $13.24 (88%)


  • None