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adjustable 3D printed fabric/armour with high strength improved flexibility

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This is pretty amazing stuff, however it's a bit slow and tedious to assemble. So I've drawn a version that prints assembled...

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3149980

The root idea I first posted here,
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3112944
it got such a positive response that I thought I should update it for all you 3d printing enthusiasts.

I notice that lots of people are downloading it, but not so many are “liking” it? If there’s something I can do, or question I can answer to make it more likealble for you, please let me know.

There's quite a bit more to come from this design, so follow me if you want to keep up to date.

Is anyone interested in a link to my fusion modeling file?

This mesh is strong,and flexible, and very interestingly, it's an adjustable mesh! So if you want a bulge, for a boob, or whatever, no problem, just adjust the length of the rods and you have created a non-flat surface.

The hole in the centre is for snap in components I have yet to design! (or you have yet to design). The idea is that this mesh could be a carrier for some scale mail, or spikes, or flowers, or....

I'm pleased with the system, and I think anyone can put it together. Getting a batch of small threaded rod is a pain, but you can order nylon threaded rod which would help keep the weight down.

A useful trick is that the hole through the centre can be used clamp through with a bolt. This allows for faster assembly, and keeps the pieces tight together while the glue dries.

In my head I'm about 3 iterations beyond what you see here, but I don't have much time for this project.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1UVltLlFgU

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • ball_end_for_3bc.stl
    • single_dis_ver_3b.stl

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  • Publication date: 2018/10/12 at 10:25

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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.

http://www.artinventing.com

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