Customizable Chain Mail

by Revar, published

Customizable Chain Mail by Revar Jun 14, 2015
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Customizable Chain Mail by Revar is licensed under the BSD License license.

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My ring mail design looked nice, but it had problems with rings getting rotated. I saw another design on thingiverse that had links that weren't susceptible to rotation, but the design wasn't configurable. So I whipped this up in OpenSCAD.

A side benefit is that this design has a larger bottom surface area for the links, so it sticks to the build platform much better than my old ring mail.

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Is there a way to join multiple, separately printed pieces?

The design has small gaps on the edge pieces that should allow linking.

Awesome Design Revar

Really great design, very durable and tough ;)

how dose the interlocking system work / how dose one assemble it?

You probably know this by now but you print it as one piece and let work do the rest.

I'm making a 10' tall x 2' wide long sheet of chain mail that can be hung. I'm trying to figure out how large I need to scale the linkage to handle the weight. Any suggestions? I'm just starting this. Thanks.

I have absolutely no idea. O.o

What settings should I use to print? Supports?

No supports are needed on a reasonably tuned printer. I printed in ABS with a heated build platform at 60C, and extruder at 230C.

If I print out multiple prints of it as big as my print bed, do they somehow connect as if I printed it as one giant piece?

At the moment, you can only really connect them by carefully snipping edge segments and laboriously connecting them to the next sheet. I've created a 2 sheet by 2 sheet grid doing this.

This is a great print. Would love more details on the edge connecting and/or if you had the time to make an end link that might simplify the process.

Big Question?
I have a makerbot fifth Gen. and I printed this file once but for some unknown reason I can not get it to print a second time?
Anyone have any ideas why?