Dragon Hair-Sticks

My wife challenged me to come up with some hair-sticks for her. This is what I thought was appropriate… just saying…

I mean she is not a complete “dragon lady” but she still has time. Hopefully, she will not read this blog. Haha.

Not much to say, super simple print.

Apparently, the tips need to be quite smooth and sharp to pass through the hair easily. But I didn’t want them so sharp they could be used to stab someone’s eyeballs out (you know what I mean). In all seriousness, you may need to sand the tips to get them as smooth as possible. I lightly sanded them and then torched them gently to get them completely smooth.

Printing

Material: I choose to use PETG for its durability and flexibility but a stiffer material might be better.

My Setup:
Nozzle = 0.4mm

My Settings:
Layer height = 0.2mm
Line width = 0.45mm
Wall count = 4 (1.6mm)
Infill = 40%, I tried 100% to increase the stiffness but that made them feel too top-heavy to my wife. So I recommend 40% or less.

Support:
Designed to print without support.

Print Orientation: Laying flat.

Where to Get My STL Files

You can find my posted STL files on the following sites:

Cults3D

Thangs

Thingiverse

Printables

Licensing, Comments and Feedback

I am happy to share my designs (STL files) with our community and welcome you to print them for yourself and even gift them to others. However, I do not permit the use of my designs for commercial purposes (i.e. you can not sell my design(s) or products printed from my design(s)). Thank you for respecting this. If you wish to sell them please contact me and we can work something out.

If you print any of my designs I would appreciate any feedback. I am especially interested in how different designs print with different printers and materials. And, it is always nice to hear back from people who use my designs.

I am working towards commercializing some of my products and experimenting with a few different avenues. I am currently exploring the use of an ETSY shop, my branded site Buku Design and also on Amazon (Canada and USA, ). If you have time please visit my products there to help increase traffic and search success. Thank you.


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