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by LeFabShop May 14, 2014
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this belt is super cool
just when You make photo
with the belt on You
please make him more visible :)

currently printing it from transparent petg (thought it might be cool) will prolly post a make of it once it's finished!
The dowels were too fat for me though so I reduced the size to 95% and now they fit, the part of the belt I put together right now is flexing really nice and very sturdy

I'm new to 3D printing, and decided to give it a go -- printed two of them (one a single color, one is multi-color), and they turned out well! Thanks for posting!

How many Links should I print if my Belt size is 30?

WICKED YOU ARE Awesome kickin DESIGN////////////////THANK YOU\\\\\\\\\\ AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!~~~~~

Can't wait to wear this to school and see how much i'm bullied!

I printed one of these and it turned out pretty well. Unfortunately, once you insert the pins they cannot be removed without breaking them. Also I shrunk the polygon count before I printed them and there is no noticeable difference. I may upload these as a remix.

how did you shrink the polygon count? thanks

It's been two and a half years. At this point, I have no idea. Sorry Waldo.

You misspelled "comfortable" in the thing info.

What is the difference between this and http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:317033 ?

3D Printed Belt
by kefeili

Based on that item's creator's banner pic, I would guess he works for LeFabShop.

Soon to be leaving thingiverse because of Makerbot's behavior towards open source.
Details: http://www.fabbaloo.com/blog/2014/5/25/has-makerbot-crossed-the-line-for-some-yeshttp://www.fabbaloo.com/blog/2...

He probably used high polygon count because he is still learning 3D Modelling and doesn't know how to reduce polygon count and still maintain smoothness, either that or the software he is using isn't very good in that respect, regardless I think it's a damn good effort for someone that has self taught themselves and only being doing 3D Modelling for 2 months without any prior knowledge or training.
As for the dowels, I would actually modify the model to use standard pin sizes, I think the belt would get added strength if you could insert metal pins instead of plastic ones.
Anyway great effort on the belt, I'm already printing it for my eight year old son who has issues with belt sizes (they are always too big) plus he gets to show off to his friends that daddy made him a 3D Printed belt :D

What settings did you use to print?

I wonder why you used such high polygon count models? For such small, simple items 350mb of models
seems like a lot.
Looks great, though, I'd make the same suggestion as Cymon about the filament dowels. Unless you don't use the diameter filament I use and then there would be a problem. :-)

Why printed dowels? Why not make the holes the size of your filament so you can use lengths of unprinted filament to put everything together?