Saturday, March 29, 2014

Printed folding hinge

I was asked by my wife to print a display stand for this little doll.  The design I came up with prints flat then folds into position using a printed hinge.  I think it's kind of clever, though certainly not unique.

The hinge is a separate module in the SCAD so it can be used in other print flat designs. I'm sure it could use some improvement but it works for this application.

Here's the design on Youmagine.

Here's what the hinge looks like close up.  It folds up and locks into place.

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