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Flexy-Fingers

by Gyrobot, published

Flexy-Fingers by Gyrobot Jul 7, 2014

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Summary

A holding page for proof of concept finger mechanisms, fully printed in Filaflex.

  • Gives increased grip and surface area contact.
  • Stronger grip torque.
  • Reduced part count.
  • Live hinge (no rubbing)
  • Opens automatically.
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    EDIT : 16/01/2015 : Uploaded all 5 fingers from Flexy-Hand which can be printed with support on their ends orientated at 45deg. These give a great print using customisable supports in CraftWare.
    EDIT : 07/08/2014 : Uploaded all 5 fingers and fingertips from Flexy-Hand which can be printed with support on their side. Optimised integral hinges, so there is no visible "dogbone" cut-out in the phalanges.

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http://youtu.be/0wN6EsB6BVM
http://youtu.be/E1W0hVA3hqs ?

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Print the white one without support, but the gold one with support.
I printed with 2 perimeters and 20% infill. Comes out nice and spongy.
You can print the gold one as two halves and glue together too.

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Hi. I'm trying to use a material called Soft PLA and it seems to print the fingers very well so far. Is there a chance to slightly change the hinge at the base of the finer where it joins the palm. The larger hinges split when bending and I thought that maybe if there's a "V" groove this could help prevent splitting and wearing out?
Regards,

Wayne

Jan 16, 2015 - Modified Jan 16, 2015

That's some beautiful support material. Do you design them yourself, or is your slicer software that smart?

Jan 16, 2015 - Modified Jan 16, 2015
Gyrobot - in reply to DeanB500

It is stated that the slicer software I used was CraftWare by Craftunique (http://www.craftunique.com/craftware). This has full support customisation, just like Simplify3D only FREE. Give it a go.

Hi! thats awesome, i'm trying to use craftware, but this software doesn't recognize my 3D printer, if i try to export the Gcode when im trying to run the gcode in other software doesn't recognize the extruder or the heat bed, do you have any solution?

Apologies, I was on Thingiverse on my phone and was just notified of the copy make. Doesn't show the description in this case.

Love your work.

Very impressive!

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