Customizable Cable Tie
by jetty, published
A Cable Tie that works and can do the heavy lifting ! Can be customized for various purposes including a hole for a Screw and a Release Tab.
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"There will come a day when the people will be able to produce their own cable ties, at the power of their own machinery; and in this day is when we are liberated from the manufacturing tyrants of this country"
I went to 248C because at 245C I wasn't getting good adhesion between layers (it was cool in the room). Anyway, thanks for the deprime tip. Learning deprime was on my to-do list, just after upgrading to Sailfish.
It's important for ABS and PLA, but for Nylon it's imperative. Mainly cause Nylon dribbles more from the extruder. If it's not depriming correctly, then you'll get much more material in that location. Also, keep the temperature at 240C until you have it sorted, cos 248C will also cause more material to ooze out.
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Recommended materials to print with, ABS and Taulman3D 618 Nylon.
ABS: Should be considered "Single Careful Use", i.e. clamp large items where the bend of the cable tie does not exceed the strength of the material.
618 Nylon: Is the best choice of material, and has similar performance to commercially made cable ties, as they are also made from Nylon. Maximum length cable tie prints well on a Rep 1 with 3M Blue Masking Tape on top of Kapton @ 120mm/s, 240C / 55C with zero warping / lifting.
PLA: Will work, but only for light things as it's fairly brittle.
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