Archive for December 10th, 2014

3D Printed Chain Mail Armor: Bridging

With about two meters of black PLA left on the spool, a pair of spare joiner links and a few tchotckes seemed in order:

Chain Mail Armor - spares and samples

Chain Mail Armor – spares and samples

The underside of the samples shows the bridges between the pillars and the cap layer between the sides:

Chain Mail Armor - link bottom

Chain Mail Armor – link bottom

The bridge strands start out droopy, then pull into a more-or-less straight thread as the plastic cools and shrinks. The next layer up looks much, much better.

I can spend a long time watching the nozzle stretch threads across the chasms, putting me in a definite Channel Zero state of mind…

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