Origami Carabiner by ddf3d.com

by Charlie1982, published

Origami Carabiner by ddf3d.com by Charlie1982 Oct 11, 2016

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Announce ORIGAMI Carabiner !

This is the design based on "selflex level 7" customized to special size.
Perfectly hook on your back pack or key for your daily life.
The design is simplified and strong, print without support and raft in short time.

Layer Texture design
Customized your own texture by different layer height.
For bring tactile and visual new feelings.

The design come with only 2 parts, hook and door, very easy to assembly and easy to make different scale for your need.

Door Flexible Strength = 7 (check out the selflex introduce on http://www.ddf3d.com/design)

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Design for general FDM 3D printer print by PLA or ABS material.
No additional support need, easy to print.
Fast print design make general print time around 45-100 min.

When print on scale 1, infill 50%, nozzle 0.4mm, shell loop 3, general can load 15-35kg load.
The design can print without support and raft set.
Layer high from 0.15mm~0.3mm is fine.
Infill better to use over 50%.

cheers ;)


Print Settings


PING 3D Printer


Doesn't Matter








After stress tested, as our test, the number of loops is more important than infill, general nozzle is 0.4mm, put number of loops more than general 2 loops, change to 3 or more, this will make solid shape of the hook part, also bring stronger strengh of door part :)

Design for general FDM 3D printer print by PLA or ABS material.
When print on scale 1, infill 50%, nozzle 0.4mm, shell loop 3, general can load 15-35kg load.

ABS is better than PLA on tensile load and flexible spring strength.

How I Designed This

Special Reward to Supporter

Special Reward to Supporter

TIP us $5 and reward the "Classic Lock Carabiner" 3d printable file.
We welcome your support by simple Tip to us, and we'll reward the "Classic Lock Carabiner" 3d printable file to you.
If you are going to Tip us and get reward, please follow the step.
1) Tip us on Thingiverse $5 or more.
2) Send us a message on "ddf3d.com" contact, tell us your mail and thingiverse ID.
3) Receive the mail attachment the reward 3d file.
Please Note: Please understand, we will send the file manualy ASAP, if you don't receive the mail in 12hrs, please contact us again. Thank you

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The idea and the design are splendid. Printed one in PLA, not likely to stop on this.
SUGGEST: make the hooks on the lock and loop more "backwards", so that under stretch they grip tight into each other, instead of slipping. Right now the slip line is perpendicular to the direction of the tension.

Hi teonik
Appreciate your affirm and suggestion, those are good to us.
We choose easy to release not to hook and stuck of these design, and the screw lock for high tension option.
If you're interesting, take a look on our website, https://www.ddf3d.com/goods
Thank you

The models in the pictures were probably printed at 3mm /sec XD

awesome, printed 2 so far and they are really good, excellent design!

Love the design! I've printed a few myself, is there any reason not to scale it up a little over 200%? lol my friend really wants an 8 inch one.

These worked great scaled down to 40% as a clip for my ID badge at work.

This was my first make, started within 10 mins of randomly stumbling into my university's new maker lab I didn't know existed, chatting with the guy running it for a bit, making my thingiverse account, and picking this as the coolest thing I saw in a few minutes of browsing the site!

I'm not sure the exact settings used, but the makerbot software kinda did everything after just loading the STL files in. It was able to do both pieces in one print on a makerbot mini using bright orange PLA. Took a few minutes of cleaning it up with my pocket knife, and was very happy with the result! It's currently holding my keys onto the shoulder strap of my backpack.

Thanks for the design, Charlie1982!

printing classic lock design now thx for following thru on ure end

Hi bigibomb
Appreciate your understand.
Please feel free to give us comment, and post your print result back.
Thank you :)

i knew you guys took time on it just cause of your previous carabiners none have broke on my so far

uploaded a make of origami carabiner and lock carabiner

Appreciate your feedback so fast!
You also can adjustment print size, Origami can scale from 85% to 200%, and Classic Lock can scale from 75% to 200%.
Thank you again for your support :)

my print bed is just barely to small to pint it at 200%

i dont mind supporting people like you and the company cause your cause is worthy and i agree u need money to keep up the great designs

Do I need a special filament for this?

Hi pndb
Design for general FDM 3D printer print by PLA or ABS material.
When print on scale 1, infill 50%, nozzle 0.4mm, shell loop 3, general can load 15-35kg load.
ABS is better than PLA on tensile load and flexible spring strength.
And we also use Nylon and POM to make really strong result :)

What did you print the POM on? What surface?

For POM to stick, you need a very sticky surface, we use thick glue or tape.

Oct 12, 2016 - Modified Oct 12, 2016
bigibomb - in reply to Charlie1982

how much u think ABS 80% infill and 5 shells can hold

This will be a strong print!
I think in scale 1, Origami can hold 30kg, and Classic Lock can hold 40kg, and both will break on 1.5X than hold.
If you are going to try, please make yourself safe!
Have a great day :)

both those carabiners in the make are 80% infill 5 shell blue one is ABS white is PLA