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3D printed fabric / armour

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After seeing the NASA printable fabric / armour, it made me realize mine wasn't so bad! Ha

I've updated it, here is the latest version, this new one also
prints assembled, saving a lot of fiddly time. Makes me wish the second extruder on my printer was working, so I could print the joining bars a different colour.

The version below works great as joining links for the version just above.

 Update to the update :-). I’ve redrawn this and will be releasing a new version that is fully practical to use, as a fabric, and as an armature (skin locked), or blended (some joints locked, others free). Click on the follow me button (not on this page, here ) to get notified when it comes out!

Update! After seeing that this kind of thing is interesting to the thingiverse community, I've decided to update the design. This was an experiment to try creating a multipart skin that was printable assembled. It worked but I find the dumbbells pop out of their sockets a bit too easy.

Here's a link to a short youtube video of me handling it.

I hope to upload a new version that will be much easier to print, and assemble. Please like this one, and follow my account for updates

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • 3D_fabric_dumbell_connector.stl
    • 3D_fabric_main_ring.stl
    • 9_rings_assembled_.stl

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  • Publication date: 2018/10/12 at 10:24





I am an inventor and product developer focused mainly on transition to sustainability. I work from concept to prototype, in metal, composites, and concrete, based out of my studio. I’m presently looking for new work opportunities, so employers, get in touch.

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