Chainmail links

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Chainmail links by shildner Dec 4, 2012
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Interlocking links are easily snapped together to fulfill your wildest medieval dreams.


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Snap it.

*Update with thinner links and smaller holes. Makes your constructions lie flatter and they don't come unconnected as easily.

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Locking rings would be cool to see. How hard do you think that would be to make?

Time to buy some metal gray filament :)

I was also thinking a nice layer of stainless steel coating!  https://www.inventables.com/technologies/stainless-steel-coatinghttps://www.inventables.com/te...

Yeah, sounds nice, but a lot of work ^^
Yet again, still a lot less work than bending steel wire  into links and making a genuine chain mail ;)

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."

="thingiverse-447664a3141eb12771bd889d6d4e1bdb:disqus" href="http://disqus.com/thingiverse-447664a3141eb12771bd889d6d4e1bdb/caster66 What do you mean?  Sorry, I'm new to this whole thing, but it's been super-fun!  Right now these rings snap together fairly easily.  Are you recommending printing a few sheets of solid, locked rings then connecting them with the snapping, single rings?

Speaking from experience as a chainmailler, you can make the mail smoother by using solid rings for a majority of the rings. I know when I make my pieces that I go through and close half the rings first to speed things up so in a case like this might as well make them closed from the start.

Ah, I see what you're saying.  Good call!