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le FabShop Wolverine Claws

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le FabShop Wolverine Claws by LeFabShop Oct 26, 2015

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Summary

Single print telescopic Wolverine claws with great sound effect. Perfect for Cosplay and Halloween! A lot of people enjoyed our fully customizable lightsaber last year, this one is for the X-Men geek in you. An other clever design by Samuel N. Bernier.
see it in action here : https://youtu.be/jmRWJGxAqlk

Print Settings

Rafts:

Yes

Supports:

No

Resolution:

0.2

Infill:

10


Notes:

Make sure not to have any support. Don't try to print the parts separately.

Post-Printing

Make it smooth

Use sandpaper to remove the grooves. If the blades still don't open completely, you may ad some oil of grease. You can also paint them to give them a metal look.

How I Designed This

Fusion 360 is awesome

I used Autodesk Fusion 360 to model and test my design. I used mainly Sweep functions

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I've tried this twice, but I keep getting a kink about halfway off of the bed that keeps the claws from retracting. It's pretty uniform between the two prints and each claw--any ideas as to what could be causing this?

Any suggestions on how to best print this on a printer with moving bed (i.e. Prusa)?
I have one more or less successful print, but since then all attempts were failures I had to abort.
It seems the vibration of the bed ruins the delicate walls in the knuckle-direction (outward).

I've tried to reduce speed and rotate them, so the knuckles are printed with the X axis, instead of Y. It looked better at first, but then I noticed curling at the rim - probably caused by the rapid movements of the Y axis again?
(I'd have ignored it, but judging from the sounds, the nozzle is stumbling across it every few seconds, which can't be good for the printer. The walls weren't smooth anyway, but I noticed this only later.)

Next time, I'll try to print them even slower, and this time diagonally rotated. That way the printer has to use X and Y to print the walls. This certainly will cause additional vibration, but at the same time forces it to move slower.

well it hard to say that you can print a not brake one

but is awesome

Hi, I tried to make one, but as soon as the project got about half-way finished, it fell backwards because it was too top-heavy. Any ideas on some supports that I could make, so it doesn't just completely fall over?

Sep 29, 2016 - Modified Sep 29, 2016

Hot glue is your friend just a dab.

Did you try printing support structures

I made on, Feels so Good with it. Very very creative design. Feels like I am a real Wolverine! haha

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I printed this at 0.14 µ with support before seeing the detailed instructions. The claws are firmly stuck and I can't break them free of the housing. Is there a way to break them free?

Hi.
These are awesome.
I printed one and really had a hard time getting the claws out.
I ended up breaking them.
I am new to 3d printing and was wondering if maybe my nozzle is to big for this at .50mm
I was able to get the middle claw out but not the last part of it, only the middle of the middle.
Super cool though.

Spring loaded or printed to a tight enough tolerance where you have to rely on the force generated from swinging your arms out to eject the blades?

Just good tolerance

ukcat - in reply to Kurza

Watch the video.....

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