I had a couple of pneumatic connectors lying around leftover from my compact XEONs water cooling section. They are G1/4″ .
The standards for the threads
It has threading has a diameter of 1/4″. The typical computer cooling tubes in North America tends to be larger tubes like 1/2″ while Europe typically kicks around with 3/8″ or 1/4″.
In this page, there are more details about the standards in pneumatic connectors.
|G 1 1/4″||1 1/4||41.91||35.59||39.25||11|
|G 1 1/2″||1 1/2||47.80||45.48||45.25||11|
|C max [mm]|
How to make threads in Fusion360
Fusion360 has a thread making feature. It determines M/F, all you have to choose the standard from a drop-down menu. The G 1/4″ that I have in stocks is listed under BSP pipe threads.
- Create a cylinder that will hold the threads
- Make a hole, that is around the thread diameter size (exact value will be adjusted by Fusion360)
- From “Create” select threads, and select the hole surface. The threads dialog will change the hole diameter accordingly. One word of caution: Make sure “Modelled” is checked. Otherwise Fusion360 makes a thread decal instead of actual threads (probably intended for thread making tools later). However the Form2 is perfectly capable of making threads, and no further steps are necessary.