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Dual Colour Twisty Tubes

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Dual Colour Twisty Tubes 3d model
Dual Colour Twisty Tubes 3d model
Dual Colour Twisty Tubes - Fun model to play with. To assemble the layered version in PrusaSlicer, need to add the bottom part, then right click on it and add the second part to it for it to model correctly. My first attempt was a failure and didn't hold together. - 3d model
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82 Likes123 DownloadsNovember 10, 2023
This model is restricted by licensing terms. 


These dual colour print-in-place twisty tubes can be used as puzzles or just fun fidget toys! Download includes two different patterns: “Alternating” and “Layered.”

See here for video: https://youtu.be/oD6I6ttTT3E

The 90 degree “elbow” tubes are connected using a unique print-in-place pivot design in which the inner part of the pivot is printed on tiny built-in supports within the cavity of the neighbouring segment. Scroll through the layer mode on your slicer first to make sure that the supports will be printed. They show up as tiny blobs in the pivot cavity right before the inner pivot starts to print.

Tolerances in the pivot mechanism and between neighbouring segments are intentionally tight and you may get formation of some small adhesions. You will need to use a bit of force to break the inner pivot from the supports. Give the pivot a few twist under pressure to smooth out the left over supports in the pivot cavity.

Give the print plenty of time to cool. If you try to twist the segments apart while the plastic is still soft you risk breaking the neck. If you are getting too many adhesions, try lowering your extrusion rate. Use the “2 segment test print” to dial in your settings before printing a larger piece.

See here for single colour version: https://than.gs/m/27876


82 Likes123 DownloadsNovember 10, 2023





This model is restricted by licensing terms. 
82 Likes123 DownloadsNovember 10, 2023
This model is restricted by licensing terms.