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Pulmonary arteries - 2 Piece Snap-Fit

by jwolee, published

Pulmonary arteries - 2 Piece Snap-Fit by jwolee May 27, 2013

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Originally finole had asked if this item was printable on a Replicator 2. I was pretty certain it was, even though I only have a TOM.

I took the object, sliced it in half with NetFabb Studio, then created pin connectors for the two pieces.

My supports are very well tuned and I can peel them off with my fingers, or help with a pair of tweezers for the more delicate parts.

The larger the print, the more sturdy the detailed parts are, and the easier the supports come off. I suspect an even better print from a larger format printer than my TOM.

Instructions

Printed with full exterior supports.
10% infill, 2 extra shells.

Carefully remove the support structure with a pair of tweezers followed by a slight sanding with a needle file.

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Is the clip the correct size? I printed the three pieces and it seems too small to connect them.

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It is a very tight fit, you may want to scale down the connector to .90 or .95 percent.

This is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Nicely done! Could you share what the process and software was that you used to put the connector pocket into each part? That would be a useful thing to know how to do.

Thanks. I used the Joint Connectors by MakerBlock, and created a negative of the socket in Blender3D using the Difference Boolean operator. Then I can place the "hole" in my model and do another Difference operation to create the actual socket.

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