Seeking for a nice weekend project I stumbled upon this belt:
When I saw this I figured wouldn't it be nice to have a belt which comes off the printer fully assembled?
It took more than a weekend but here we are and it works really well! With a better eye for colors and fashion than I have it might even look fancy.
Before you print the whole thing please test your material by printing test_print.stl
I had best results with Prusa PETG. Use 4 perimeters. I wear my first prototype since about beginning of november every day at home without problems (it's orange... you can't wear this bright orange in public :P )
Update: it broke today 13.1.2019 :| I need to make this more dureable
The sca-punk color mod does not work because it weakens the hinges. If you know how to do it anyway, please let me know because I want that look :)
Even the design was not inspired by any other design except of the belt by LeFabShop I want to point out that there have been similar designs before concerning the hinges.
This is the first I was able to find. If you know an older one let me know.
Belt_komplett_900... .stl: 850-950mm
Belt_komplett_805.stl: 755-855mm not testprinted! but should be ok
Belt_komplett_995.stl: 945-1045mm not testprinted! but should be ok
Belt_komplett_1090.stl: 1040-1140mm not testprinted! but should be ok
Take a close look at the print preview of the not testprinted length before you print it. If you find anything suspicious let me know and I fix it.
Schnalle_blank-8.stl: buckle without logo
Schnalle_3DW-8.stl: buckle with 3DW logo
test_print.stl: test print your settings and filament with it
color_mod: files I used to modify color
buckle_blank.stp: Step file, so you can edit the buckle on your CAD system (and e.g. add your logo)
Added other length
Added color modifier file (the one I used for the prints in the pics)
Added test print file
Added snapp-on buckle, blank and with 3DW logo
-customizable buckle (I have to learn SCAD first though)
In the meantime you can use e.g. meshmixer to get your own logo on.
-customizable lenght (or additional shorter and longer version)
-improve durability (make it 0,4mm thicker to get an extra layer at the front side)
-find answer to: how durable is it? by testing with weights until it snaps
-more color modifyer
-add clearance at hinges
Prusa PETG or PLA
-print the test file first
-You need to set 4 perimeters so the hinges are strong enough.
-You'll get best results with PETG or PLA, ABS did not work for me.
-Also I tried to print it on an Ender 3 but it seems the printer does not work precisely enough and I ended up with welded together hinges.
After printing the belt might be a little "grispy" but with a few movements of each link it get's flexible and wearable.