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Flexible hose

by Sal, published

Flexible hose by Sal Jan 19, 2013

Description

A flexible hose made of jointed segments. Inspired by thingiverse.com/thing:17021. This one is tailored for 3d printing and is customizable. It should be easy to adjust tolerances, see instructions.

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Actually I used 2 perimeters of 0.5 mm width, but what is reasonable depends on your nozzle.

You mean one perimeter and then setting the perimeter width, good point, didnt realize that. Btw i wanted something that held more strongly, so i made [these](http://www.thingiverse.com/thi..., the flower pattern gives more flex for popping it in so it can go deeper.

Not that yours dont hold strongly, maybe i have just been doing it wrong.

In the advanced section I am quite sure you can specify extrusion width either as width over height ratio or in millimetres. That is what I did anyway.

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Flexible hose by Sal is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Instructions

Adjust your slicer to no infill and a total perimeter width of 1 mm. Print as many segments as you need. The fit can easily be adjusted by changing perimeter width. (Increase width for a tighter fit).

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Jasper1984 on May 17, 2013 said:

Trying it, two perimeters. Slic3r afaik doesnt do specifying in millimeters, it should improve documentation of the options though. (I think slicers in general should provide both specific numbers and thickness as option.)

I was looking for ball joints, while perhaps this is really what i wanted. In this case at least, if you can configure it to need a minimum force to get it moving.

Sal on May 17, 2013 said:

In the advanced section I am quite sure you can specify extrusion width either as width over height ratio or in millimetres. That is what I did anyway.

how_eee on Feb 17, 2013 said:

why stl file has no hole?

Sal on Feb 17, 2013 said:

Because it is often easier to get a thin wall by turning off infill completely. otherwise your perimeters must match the designed wall thickness exactly which is easier said than done for curved objects...

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