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Maypole Braiding Machine

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3D model description

This package will allow you to build your very own Maypole braider. Not only will you learn the inner workings of a complex manufacturing mechanism, you can also produce your own rope or prefab composite braids!

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Braider can produce variable angles with variable bobbin speeds. Maximum output speed of braid is 1meter/30seconds. Does not include electrical wiring instructions yet, message/email if interested. Arduino code has been attached. If there are any incidents with the files, please let me know and I will repair the problem.

Files include inventor and stl files, along with instructions for assembly. 39 STL Files. Requires fasteners and electrical components for assembly, listed within the files.

3D printing settings

Typically 2 walls with 20%infill. 3 top and bottom layers. Designed to avoid support wherever possible.

3D printer file information

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  • Last update: 2020-02-17 at 17:48
  • Publication date: 2020-02-14 at 00:03





I am a soon graduating mechanical engineer from Canada. I live for design and 3d printing, and have been printing continuously for the last 8 years. Personal engineering interests include composite engineering, manufacturing design, and mechatronics.

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