Carl also created this tripod in OnShape to have a tripod on hand at MarkForged. Carl is an avid photographer and
is always looking for more equipment. Why not manufacture his own using continuous tripod-mount-close-up-1024x929carbon fiber reinforcement?

Both the top of the tripod and legs shown in the pictures are nylon with continuous carbon fiber composite reinforcement. The reinforced nylon is perfect because it creates stiff, strong legs at a small size and light weight.

You could absolutely print this on a Mark One with a different composite, like fiberglass or Kevlar TM. Eiger can change or add the fiber layers for you. You could also customize the size or end of the legs, to provide any level of
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The inserts are a set of metric screws with a hex head and matching bolts. The top is a mini ball camera mount, like this one. The holes for the bolts are already set in the design. Just screw things together and you’re all set. Carl created this part to meet his own need for a tripod. With a Mark One, you could print your own, too. You can also see this part on Thingiverse.


Tripod Head
Size 43mm x 38.49mm x 13mm
Estimated Print Time ~1h 40min
Nylon Cost ~$1.5
Carbon Fiber Cost ~$1
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Tripod Legs
Size 259.51mm x 10mm x 6mm
Estimated Print Time ~4h 8min
Nylon Cost ~$1.75
Carbon Fiber Cost ~$4
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