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S-Carabiner Stronger Spring

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S-Carabiner Stronger Spring by DotScott1 Oct 21, 2013

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This is a remix of the S-Carabiner listed below (under "Remixed from"). This version has stronger springs that will stay closed and only requires one clean cut (instead of trying to cut your way around a curve). I recommend printing in ABS plastic as it is more flexible and will last longer. The larger you print it, the better it will look and the stronger it will be.

I have included several different types of of file formats. Originally edited in 3ds Max 2014.

Upon printing, the clips tend to weld to the rest of the carabiner. Simply take an exacto knife and make on clean cut to separate the two (see images). After that, bend the clip around to it's proper position.

Edit: Print at 100% in-fill. It's also recomended that you scale up by 1.2-1.5

Instructions

Upon printing, the clips tend to weld to the rest of the carabiner. Simply take an x-acto knife and make on clean cut to separate the two (see images). After that, bend the clip around to it's proper position.

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When printed with a raft you will more than likely break or significantly weaken the "springs" as you remove the raft. I did not have much luck with the 6 I printed using a MakerBot X2 @100% with ABS.

Yeah I would suggest avoiding raft with this print if possible. ABS is definitely the way to go with this print though.

I printed a 100%, 75% and 55% in abs on my makergear m2. The 100% is the only one where the spring didn't break immediately. Still haven't done much real testing on the 100% yet.

Yeah, I had problems with it on the Replicator 2 also. I printed four and all four of them snapped almost immediately at the base of the "spring". I printed them at standard MakerWare settings with more infill.....0.20mm, 40% infill, 2 shells. It did not have a solid connection from the spring to the frame of the clip....same issue on each.

NOTE: Most people use PLA to print with the Replicator 2. This S-Carabiner should really be printed using ABS! PLA snaps too easily. I printed mine in ABS with the FlashForge Creator and I've been using it to hold my heavy (ish) keys for the past 4 months without any problems.

Another note: Printing it at 150% or larger is a good idea.

My print settings:
0.2mm layer height
100% infill
1 shell

Hey, I just keeps not working when printing with my Replicator 2... It might come from the slicing but I can't tell... Has anybody has the same problem? Could it come from the 3D file? Cheers

Hmm. I personally have not had any problems printing this one (I've printed several) at around 150 microns. You might try decreasing the render resolution (thickness) or increasing the size of the model. Or do you mean that it won't even start printing? PS. I have the FlashForge Creator.

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