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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.
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For anyone who wants to give the giant thimble a try we uploaded the file Thimble_200x200x203mm_(outer_dimensions).stl.

* Image: thingiverse.com/make:103272
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.
Thanks! Loved the article! :)

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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.
For anyone who wants to give the giant thimble a try we uploaded the file Thimble_200x200x203mm_(outer_dimensions).stl.

* Image: thingiverse.com/make:103272
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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