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Flexi Squid!

by AGD_Toys Apr 20, 2019
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I can confirm too: Joints are very loose. Printed this on a Ultimaker 2+ in normal profile. Joints become very wobbly and loose. Beware: Definitly not a toy for Kids < 3 yrs.

I think the main issue is with the design of the joints. These are clickjoints, that can be detached (with force) from the model. Other Flexi Models actually print the joints into each other. It's wobbly, too, but impossible to seperate parts.

See attached slicer screenshot of the joints of the model.


I can also confirm the joints are too small, or my printer is out of calibration. All of the flexis I've printed have slotted joints where as this model has compression joints. I've actually never had a flexi fuse together like this, and I think it's due to the joint design.

Check your settings and material! I can reliably print it on my machines, but the pla filament I use has some good tolerances and flow.

I have uploaded an updated model to account for previously tighter tolerances

joints don't work properly, fused together on every print I've made

It secretly serves as a tolerance test as well, check your settings! I was able to flex the squid a little bit and the joints were then able to move

I confirm that the gap is too small, the joints are stuck together.

i'm really disappointed, i wanted to print this for my kindergarten class, but if it's NSFW....

Hey! So I didn't realize the tag was there, but the tag has been removed. It's totally SFW (dunno why the tag got in there)

nice looking design, but the joints a not like other flexi designs. These are not linked and come apart quite easily.

Hey! So I realized later that my design has a joint that is in fact looser than the others. I will have an updated one soon.

Please keep us posted -- the neighbor boy is into squids, and I thought I'd print this off to him. :-)