chain mail and chain - updated 3.15.2013
by tc_fea, published
One of the photos shows that the "long" chain is 44 inches long when stretched out. file: chain_8_large_120828c.zip
The "large" .stl's are much larger but will take much longer print.
The .stl's are zipped due to the large file sizes
All of these objects fit easily onto a 100mm by 100mm build platform with a some room to spare.
The large chain print is X 89mm by Y 89mm and should fit on most platforms.
The large chain mail is X 79mm by Y 89mm.
3.15.2013 - added a larger "connected" mail with two more rows of links in each direction
The .stl files with "_nf" in the name are binary files and are much more compact than the ASCII files previously provided. Cymon: thank you for the recommendation. I will be deleting the ASCII files after I convert them to binary.
chain_8_large_120828c_nf.stl is 43 link chain binary file (2.42 Mb)
chain_8_short_120829a.zip is a 7 link chain (shown in photo)
mail_8_large_120828a_nf.stl is a 56 link chain mail binary (3.15 Mb)
mail_8_large_120828a_connected_nf.stl is a 56 link chain mail binary. The first and last rows are connected by 1 mm thick layer to keep the chain mail from tangling. (3.15 Mb)
mail_8_small_120827c.zip is a 10 link chain mail sample (shown in photo)
mail_8_large_120828a_connected_nf.stl is a 10 link chain mail sample. The first and last rows are connected by 1 mm thick layer to keep the chain mail from tangling.
chain_8_120829b.skp - sketchup file for short and long chains
mail_8_120829b.skp - sketchup file for all chain mail versions
One picture shows the "short" and "small" test versions of chain and chain mail.
A photo of the 43 link chain is shown as printed.
For reference the build platform is about 150 mm by 150 mm.
additional pictures are provided for versions not yet printed.