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3D-printable Thimble - (14, 16, 18 mm)

by CreativeTools, published

3D-printable Thimble - (14, 16, 18 mm) by CreativeTools Jan 3, 2013

Description

A typical 3D printable thimble with dimples and flange. Available in three sizes: 14, 16 and 18 mm inner diameter.
The thimbles in the image are 3D printed at 0.1 mm on a MakerBot Replicator FFF 3D printer.
By Creative Tools

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This is so great! You see they DO NOT MAKE thimbles for my sized hands. So I ended up making myself some out of epoxy putty and/or polymer clay. See my instructable here: http://www.instructables.com/id/MANLY-MAN-sized-MAN-thimbles/

I went right to the 18mm size and I could probably make that a bit bigger, as it's rather snug. Our most prominent seamstress at TechShop Chandler commented that I should print it out of ninjaflex fleixble medium. Which I thought was a good idea.

For anyone who wants to give the giant thimble a try we uploaded the file Thimble200x200x203mm(outer_dimensions).stl.

Thanks! The models where printed on a MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer with PLA plastic filament. The settings where simple. Just choose High resolution in MakerWare, four shells and zero infill, as well as 30 mm/s for speed.

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Instructions

  • Download the STL file for the desired thimble size.
  • Import it into the 3D print software
  • Scale the model to fit your fingertips
  • 3D print it with the whole and flange downwards
    CAD-files are also available for anyone who wants to easily modify the thimble. (Rhinoceros .3dm, .SAT and .IGES.

This is so great! You see they DO NOT MAKE thimbles for my sized hands. So I ended up making myself some out of epoxy putty and/or polymer clay. See my instructable here: http://www.instructables.com/id/MANLY-MAN-sized-MAN-thimbles/

I went right to the 18mm size and I could probably make that a bit bigger, as it's rather snug. Our most prominent seamstress at TechShop Chandler commented that I should print it out of ninjaflex fleixble medium. Which I thought was a good idea.

For anyone who wants to give the giant thimble a try we uploaded the file Thimble200x200x203mm(outer_dimensions).stl.

Thanks! Loved the article! :)

Great model! What are the exact settings you guys used to printed photographed models?.. I want to try the same settings and compare results. Thanks

Thanks! The models where printed on a MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer with PLA plastic filament. The settings where simple. Just choose High resolution in MakerWare, four shells and zero infill, as well as 30 mm/s for speed.

For those interested, the CAD original is 3DM (Rhino), but IGS and SAT (ACIS) files were also exported and included in the zip.

Thanks for clarifying the file formats. :)

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