3D printed springy bracelet

We've got several 3D printers at the Make offices and they are in near-constant use. Here's a neat 3D flexible bracelet (source file here - thanks, John!) that I saw on the workbench. I'm not sure who printed it, or if it really is a bracelet or a component for a mechanism. Whatever it is, I like it! Check out Make's Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing here.

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4 Responses to “3D printed springy bracelet”

  1. nowimnothing says:

    Just curious from a 3D noob, was the printer printing another one? If so do you have to make some cuts/twisting to make it into the final shape or can you print it in that final shape to start with? Hope that makes sense.

  2. John Abella says:

    The source file for that comes from here:  http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:13505 – it’s a great, fast print for giveaways.   And yeah, nothing needs to be cut / twisted when it’s finished.  

  3. ymendel says:

    We just got a 3D printer at work (mentioned on Make’s blog at http://blog.makezine.com/2012/11/27/github-is-doing-great-wireless-things-with-their-replicator-2-2/, even), and this is actually one of the samples that came on the included SD card. It’s a pretty impressive piece of design connected with the characteristics of the material.

  4. clmensch says:

    I got one of these at the Makerbot Store opening.  One thing to say about it…it’s quite sharp and actually scraped up my wrist after prolonged wear.

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