home lab: simple printable cable org

Quick / another “i made a thing!” post.

Picture showing designed parts deployed as intended (please ignore the lingering dust! 💨)

Picture showing designed parts deployed as intended (please ignore the lingering dust! 💨)

I needed some horizontal / vertical cable rings for cat5 and power cables. I would have used the excellent 1U Rackmount Cable Management Rings by boulwarek except the hole spacing didn’t work for my application. I needed cable rings for the ‘front-to-back’ braces which have distinct dimensions:

  • holes needed to be spaced 10.85mm apart
  • distance between center of screw is 20.0mm
Screenshot from Fusion360 showing dimensions between screw holes

Screenshot from Fusion360 showing dimensions between screw holes

I made the rings slightly smaller as the horizontal / vertical runs I needed rings for do not carry more than a few cables.

A similar copy of this post is on thingiverse and prusaprinters page.

Printing

Theses are ‘function’ parts, so the cheapest material and fastest settings work. No support material needed and minimal bridging with the suggested print orientation shown below.

Screenshot showing suggested print bed arrangement

Screenshot showing suggested print bed arrangement

Files

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