## Project Description

Our team decided to create PCB utility tool. It encompasses a vise and many other tools that allow for PCB designing and troubleshooting easier. The vise has many attachments that can be used with or as a stand alone item. The link can be found at PCB Utility Tool NIH

Attachments:

• Vise
• Magnifying Glass
• Light
• Alligator Clips

## Testing

• The maximum width a PCB can be is 17cm.
• For 3 joints in series the maximum weight it can support without losing shape is approximately 12 ounces.

• 2 small screws (for the magnetic attachment)
• 2 sets of bolts with wing nuts (used to tension the vise arms)
• A small magnet with a counter bore
• Alligator Clips
• Flashlight
• Magnifying Glass Lens
• Metal Hose Clap

## Printing Directions

• All items were printed with 1.75mm PLA
• The light and magnifying glass will need support
• When printing the ball joints make sure to change the minimum

time on a layer to at least 10 seconds to stop warping of the ball

## Assembly Instructions

• When assembling ball joints you need to smooth out the inner diameter then

take a mallet and lightly tap the next joint in place

• for the magnetic head a small screw is needed to attach the magnet
• for the vice two sets of screws and wingnuts are needed to attach

the arms of the vice

## Cost

Item Quantity Grams Per One Total Grams Price
Base 1 112 112 $2.464 Joint 10 5 50$1.10
3 to 1 Splitter 1 17 17 $.374 Magnifying Glass Attachment 1 14 14$.308
Magnet Head Attachment 1 3 3 $.066 Alligator Clip Attachment 2 2 4$.088
Flashlight Attachment 1 25 25 $.55 Vise Main 1 25 25$.55
Vise Arm 2 17 34 $.748 • based on$.022 per gram

A Panavise model 201 costs 30 dollars on Amazon. For just the bass and the vise the cost is \$3.76. This is roughly 12.5% of the original cost.

## Files

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Authors Matthew Andres 2015 CC-BY-SA-4.0 116 No lead section, No main image Matthew Andres (2015). "PCB Utility Tool". Appropedia. Retrieved August 15, 2022.
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