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Jankel

KARMA - The single piece Carabiner

by Jankel Jan 18, 2019
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It does print nicely on my not-so-accurate printer, even with the small gap. It looks great BUT is completely dysfunctional: there's no hook to keep it closed, the hinge allows only for 5mm of opening clearance, the weak point is opposite the opening - and that is even weakend by your logo...

Thanks for the feedback, it helps a lot to improve my designs!
I will add a version with a hook but keep in mind that it will put stress on the 'spring" if you hang something on it.
Might try to make a much stronger carabiner next but I might have to cut on design.

Don't print this with a brim, and reduce initial layer line with so the opening part does not fuse together. If it does be very careful separating the two one false move and you can break that spring hinge. I think this part needs to be beefed up as its quite fragile even with PETG.

Thanks for the feedback!
I also had the problem with the opening parts fusing together, that's why I made the gap a little larger. I will post a version with an even bigger gap for scaling down and printers/filaments with less accuracy. I might try to work on other mechanisms for the hinge. I want to keep this as simple as I can for now so a two-part carabiner will probably be a different project.

if you can make the two interlock it would make a stronger carabiner because of that loop. The design is really nice.

Thanks! I'll work on it when I have time.