Broken Flip Flop Prosthetic

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Broken Flip Flop Prosthetic by PeripheralArt Jan 30, 2015
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It's a common misfortune...your favorite pair of flip flops break at the stem and they become completely useless. The solution: the flip flop prosthetic. Print it out, push it through the original hole in the rubber sole, and push the remaining stem into the sleeve. You may have to whittle down the tip to fit it into the sleeve, and you may have to cut off the tip of the remaining stem if it raises the straps too high. Secure the stem in the sleeve with some Gorilla Glue and let it sit for at least an hour before using.

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yer probably gonna want to lay that thing sideways and print it with a little bit of support material I would think, Great design.

Hi Schumakk, thanks for your feedback...I am new to this (a month in to 3D modeling and printing). Do you mean for printability or strength of the final piece? I learned from some of my first pieces to print on the side because of the "grain" of the print (what's the term for this?). i.e. on my accessory for dashcam mount: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:643168 I reprinted the pieces because I thought too much pressure on the rise point of the piece might cause it to break with an upright print. But with this flip flop prosthetic I designed, the pull of the foot is up on the height of the piece. I printed it out without any problems and am actually wearing it right now and is doing the job, beyond my initial expectations. In terms of durability, I think it helps that the cavity of the prosthetic gets filled with Gorilla Glue and bolsters it.

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I was talking about strength of the final piece, it will make it more difficult to print when turned on its side. I believe "grain" would be the term I would use to describe the direction of polymer strands as well. The Gorilla glue very likely fills a lot of the voids and holds the whole thing together otherwise you are relying on layer adhesion to hold it together. I printed on the other night, on its side, with support material. The support filled the void which would accept the gorilla glue and piece of the sandal, and I promptly lost it haha, I don't have broken sandals though and I wanted to see how a print with support would work because I have never done it on my personal printer. Probably could still use that part if I drilled out the support material sans printing.