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Defensive Spikes Bracelet

by nac007, published

Defensive Spikes Bracelet by nac007 Feb 23, 2013

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Spikey Bracelet made of 45 degree overhang tubes. Also, attempting to make a realistic render of 3d printed material.

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thingiverse.com/derivative:63281

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Made one on Ultimaker i pearl-white PLA. Printed at 0.06 layer thickness and 100 mm/s. Took 7h to print. My first attempt was just printing the spikeyWithBottomSupportLayer.stl but that came loose after about 5mm height. Then printed with a brim and that stuck nicely to the bed but was a bit tedious to remove. Also broke 3-4 spikes in process.

You could also turn on brims in your slicer that would do the same thing at slice-time. Slic3r can do that.

Thanks for the advice! I've uploaded a version with a 0.4 mm wide by 0.2 mm tall web around the bottom.

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peterparnes on Jul 18, 2013 said:

Made one on Ultimaker i pearl-white PLA. Printed at 0.06 layer thickness and 100 mm/s. Took 7h to print. My first attempt was just printing the spikeyWithBottomSupportLayer.stl but that came loose after about 5mm height. Then printed with a brim and that stuck nicely to the bed but was a bit tedious to remove. Also broke 3-4 spikes in process.

macegr on Feb 24, 2013 said:

I'm printing this now. First two attempts failed due to sub-mm dots not holding well enough to the bed at the beginning of the print. Trying it with a raft now: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/...

nac007 on Feb 24, 2013 said:

Sorry to hear it is being difficult to print. I don't have a 3d printer to test with, so I'm still learning how to make models that print well. Though, if I did have one, I'd probably spends hours just watching it go. Your video stream is mesmerizing!

bvac on Feb 23, 2013 said:

Pretty cool rendering, what software and types of shaders did you use to make it?

nac007 on Feb 23, 2013 said:

Thanks, I modeled it in Solidworks and rendered using Photoview 360 (renderer built into Solidworks).

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