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Print in Place Chains (up to 18 meters!!)

by Ferjerez May 17, 2018
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struggling to make this stick... this is a hell of an adhesion test
pulling out all the tricks... zhop, glue, smush, heat, speed..

in the mean time, if you want even more chain per bed size, why not use a zig zag pattern that fills an entire square bed should increase a good amount

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can you make a belt

Which material are you using? PLA or TPU?

Thank you for this thing! Thumbs up to you!

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Is it strong enough to hang something from? A picture frame maybe?

If you are iffy about something valuable like a picture frame breaking, I'm sure you could layer two or three chains to lighten the load

Hi, it seems good fun. How strong is the chain ? Would it be suitable for a bracelet in a shorter version of course ?

perfect for a bracelet. It's enough strong to make wearable stuff. You may scale up and use 4 or 5 perimeters for a really sturdy chain ;)

the 750 model crashed both of my slicers on my brothers gaming computer. how do i slice this?

Some other commenters may have a solution, maybe try their "repaired" files below.

I have had performance problems in Slic3r too, but since i am using Simplify3D it takes a few seconds at most to slice(didnt try this Thing), normal stuff is instant.
So maybe try the slicer as Admin, buy S3D, look for performance settings in Slic3r/Cura, look for another Slicer, pirate S3D or print smaller Chainparts and link them up i guess :P

what is the longest version file called i want to make it myself

Muy buen diseño, lo he intentado dos veces pero se despegan algunos eslabones y no he querido seguir. cambie las velocidades a mas lentas pero igual. ¿Crees que con una balsa se imprimiría mejor? De todas formas he diseñado una para imprimir con soportes que me ha hecho el apaño para ponerle un chupete para una sobrina-nieta. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3005593. De todas formas intentaré hacer el tuyo con balsa.

Cadena. Chain?
by fjma23

Buena suerte!!!, puedes probar con una balsa o si el problema es que el nozzle choca con los eslabones usa el z-hop àra las retracciones

owowow Que buen diseño Fernando!!! Me encanta : D

gracias, me alegro un montón que te guste :D

This is the coolest thing I've ever printed with my printer. So many free standing links!

I did the 1500 chain on my CR 10 S and it came out perfectly. It's so long it goes through my front door and up the stairs to my office. Thanks for the STL!

how did you even slice this? it crashed cura and slic3r on my brother's gaming computer with the 750 model!

hehehe thanks!!! happy to see you enjoy it!! the1500 links chain it's just...EPIC!

how long do they take?

from a few hours (the smallers) up to more than a day (the longests chains)

Thug life by 3d printing:-D

my slicer just couldend handle it

Same. Prusa control and slic3r both crashed and/or hung. The repaired 70 link file below worked though!

Files are too big?? or there's other issue?? i can slice well using Cura.

Would you be willing to make a bigger one for a 400x400 build plate (gives me ~10mm to the edge)?

Didn't notice your comment until now, sorry. I'll give a try tommorrow. Can't promise as big files sometimes crashes the software i'm using but i'll try to do it ;)

No worries. It's for pure entertainment value, and printer capability check.

realy cool but i had to repair my file for simplify 3d with netfabb after that it works great (i added the chain-70 i repaired)

Thanks! The original files didn't work for me either, but this one did. I put the 300-link through netfabb too and my slicers seem to be handling it well. Weird how some files work fine for some but not for others. You'd think 3d geometry definition would be straightforward by now...

Thanks for sharing the file :D

So cool!
Printed perfectly

needed to repair the STL file

i can slice well using Cura. what slicer do you use?? and how do you repair the file?? thanks in advance

i use slic3r, repaired the model in netfabb.

Very clever - and amazing how many links worked perfectly.
I'm impressed by your collection of filament colours - more photos please :-)

Thanks, a few links were broken but i could repair with a dip of glue.

More spools behind the door...and hanging on the wall ;)