ElastoStraps - Reusable Hook / Loop Fasteners
by nothinglabs, published
ElastoStraps are reusable hook / loop fasteners printed in soft PLA.
Just stretch them around two things you want to hold together - and push the mesh over the hooks (don't worry if all the hooks don't catch).
I developed ElastoStraps to do things like attach lights to my bicycle.
Use Thingiverse Customizer to generate a strap in the size you need - or print one of the provided .STL files.
ElastoStraps are surprisingly strong when printed at 100% infill with 1.25mm thickness.
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ElastoStraps have been tested with soft PLA (specifically "Flex EcoPLA" available from makergeeks.com and others).
Let me know what kind of results you get with other flexible filaments - and I'll post them here!
Use 100% infill when printing - and any other tweaks you need to get good prints using soft PLA.
Printing in soft PLA can be a bit tricky - this presentation has some tips:
If you have problems with prints pealing-up - try using a glue stick on the print area (this can really help!).
If you have problems with filament binding-up in your extruder - this extruder upgrade may help: