A simple superior belt buckle to use with common fabric belts.
The prototype printed in PLA worked. Havent printed this refined version yet but I guess there won't be any surprises.
14.03.2017: latest version (schnoin16.stl) now rotated upside down to prevent ugly surface pointing upwards while wearing, it also comes with less edgy corners, a looser fit for the snappers, a tighter fit for the... umm... main-buckle-lever(?), a button-hole and +20% fancyness (still not sure if that faux-poly-art-stuff is better than none at all).
Pictures soon to come.
15.03.2017: Face it - ducks are great. We all love ducks. So there's a belt buckle with a duck on it now. Enjoy.
16.03.2017: Latest iteration features a more sturdy wall, sharper teeth, a more graceful shape, a shorter lever, some further minor improvements and a bent duck.
23.04.2017: A serious buckle for serious events (funerals, weddings and stuff) - with a checkered pattern instead of a ducky one. I printed that one in polycarbonate... it's actually much more transparent than the picture suggests; and the most sturdy so far I guess. However I haven't managed to destroy any other version yet. Even a (lay-)wooden one still works, although it's a bit loose by now.
Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2
Works fine in PLA, looks great and works even better in green-tec. Guess almost any material is fine for that buckle, however it most likely makes sense to select something with good layer bonding and some reasonable amount of flexibility.
Should be printed in the given position with about 20% zig-zag infill, everywhere, for structures above 85° At least these settings work fine for me on cura. Nozzle size was 0,5mm for that one but I guess bigger ones will work even better.
Some sanding perhaps.
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