Chainprintable CableChain - Fully Parametric

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Chainprintable CableChain - Fully Parametric by ThomasKTN Dec 15, 2013
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I saw a lot of cable chains..
But not one of them i found to print was printable in once.
Also i thought, it would be good to have different sizes etc.

So i tried to make a OpenSCAD script for this.
Just for fun.

I printed some parts, for testing. It works as designed.
Have fun with this.

Here are the scad and stl files.
If someone likes to give it a shot.

Settings in Script

The following stuff can be changed:
// chain parts to connect and print - 8
// Total Length of one chain peace - 30
// Width of the chain - 12
// Hight of the chain - 12
// Wall thinkness - 1.2
// Space between the chain parts and the matches - 0.2
// Connection tweak - 0
// Angle for maximum bending of one peace. - 45
// Possible values from 0 - 90


I tweaked the Connection between the single chain parts a bit.
Its now possible to add or subtract a bit to the connection cylinders. So it can be more sticky or freed for better printing.


Added the possibility to adjust the angle, each pcs is allowed to be moved.

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Dear maker,
I modified your file to allow for setting of the inner dimensions (how much space for the cables) and to ensure the constraint on the length to be satisfied anyway. If you like this you can update your files accordingly.
Thank you for your work