Buckle - 3D Print your own replacement

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Buckle - 3D Print your own replacement by Proto3000 Jan 16, 2014
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Broke a buckle on your bag? Guess you'll have to buy a brand new bag.

Why buy a new bag when you can just 3D print a replacement buckle?

Proto3000 has you covered.

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Your right it is not suiteble for printing with FDM. Don't try this at home.

I tired printing this out on a variety of setting and nothing allow it to work well. I don't recommend printing this at all. Under the pressure of putting them together it broke. DON'T PRINT!!!

Soon to be leaving thingiverse because of Makerbot's behavior towards open source.
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Please split both objects intoseparate parts.
I printed the STL but removing the support on the female part is extremly hard the way you deliver it currently. Printing both parts rotated over the x-axis would be something to consider... Split them!

I printed this clip set a couple of weeks ago on my CUBE. I used a raft which helped stabilize the overall print. My final result actually works quite well, BUT it looks poorly on the underside where surfaces in the air had to be printed. I suppose that supports would help, but I am not sure how much. This would be a great project to perfect, then we could make buckle sets in all sorts of sizes. Any suggestions on how to get this to print smoothly?

Hey this is great. Can I get the Solidworks file and make modification? Many Thanks

maybe doable with dissolvable support

Had to stop print,( one part was printing ok-and the other needed a support). I then tried using support and the male part was being filled. It really started looking like a great buckle! If the file was split into single files, I think it would work.

I know that you can split the objects in repetier host, its the button that looks like a snapping chain :)

The photo is misleading as the design is different and the parts are clearly injection molded. Why not post a picture of the printed version?

Dude this is brilliant! Thanks for posting it!

i took a look at the model and this is a VERY good stl file. Its just not printeble without support in fff. guess you can trick one this but will lower strengh to not useble. Better do it in sls or have good suport material