I'm developing a 3d project using AutoCAD 2013 and I would like to request ideas for a specific problem. It is not for a commercial project.
It is about how to connect two hollow plastic pipes using a "quarter turn" design.
The only thing that'll run inside them is non-pressurized water.
Is there a way to implement a locking mechanism inside the thickness of the pipes?
All measurements are available next to the picture, in millimeters.
The goal would be to:
-- Connect them without using any tools
-- Be easy to connect and disconnect
-- Have no water leakage outside of the pipes
-- Have a clean design (nothing hanging from the inside or from the outside)
-- Have the locking mechanism implemented inside the thickness of the pipes, at their extremities, 10mm max width, no plastic doohickey on the outside to lock or unlock
I keep trying to find a way to implement the following design but i'm just not visualizing in my mind how the mechanism would work.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,