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Chain Drive Desk Toy

Creation quality: 4.5/5 (1 vote)
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3D model description

Inspired by the chain mechanism on bicycles, I decided to have a go at creating one that could be 3D printed. This is the result, requiring no support, and featuring a print-in-place chain without any end-links.

In the beginning the chain will be a bit tight, but it will fit if you stretch it a bit, and it will wear itself in with time.

Good luck printing it, and hope you have fun with it :)

3D printing settings

Filament: PLA 1.75mm wide
Nozzle: 0.4mm
Nozzle temp: 210c
Bed temp: 50c
Layer Height: 0.18mm
Print time: around 5h 30 min to print all the parts
Support: No support needed

Printer: FlashForge Adventurer 3

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • 29 link chain.STL
    • Big gear hub.STL
    • Big gear.STL
    • Chain gear stand.STL
    • Clip 8mm.STL
    • Crank 8mm.STL
    • Small gear hub.STL
    • Small gear.STL

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  • Publication date: 2021-10-17 at 00:28





I am an engineering student fallen in love with CAD and 3D printing <3
Here I will share my successful models :)

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