The hinge structure is a very common connection device that makes it possible to active component structure, and there is a use in many places. For example, in the toy industry, you can use animal models such as a active dragon, fish.
Recently, the Corporate McGybeer has produced a giant active model dragon by 3D printing. This dragon uses a hinge structure, which can be flexible to move the body, as if the true dragon is general.
Compared to traditional processes, 3D printing this hinge structure has a very obvious advantage, which is to be printed, no need to assemble. Traditional processes need to be subsequently produced, and they are assembled.
In order to print a large size model dragon, McGybeer also uses a conveyor 3D printer, theoretically, this printer can print an infinite item. Of course, this is just theory, but 3D printing a few meters long items is still no problem.
This time, the length of this dragon model made by McGybeer reached 1.3 meters and used a full 750 gram of PLA wire. For 3D printing this giant dragon model, McGybeer has made a lot of work in advance. The first is to dry the PLA wire, because the PLA wire is exposed to air, which is easily tidal, affecting the printing effect. Under normal circumstances, take the PLA wire to print, almost one day. However, this dragon is relatively large, it needs to be printed for 5 days, and the PLA wire will have been exposed to the air, and the McGybeer has died in order to avoid accidents in the next few days. In addition, he also applied to the transmission belt, a large 3D print is very easy to warp, and the water can prevent this situation.
Since the preparation is fully, spent 5 days, McGybeer successfully prints the dragon model.