This is a bracelet stand designed to display bracelets and other small jewelry items. The stand was designed using OpenSCAD, a free software application for creating 3D models using a programming language. By 3D printing the design, the stand can be easily reproduced and customized to fit specific needs. The bracelet stand is an affordable and customizable solution for displaying jewelry in a variety of settings, including retail displays, craft fairs, and personal use at home. With its open-source design and easy-to-assemble instructions, the bracelet stand is a valuable addition to the world of open-source appropriate technologies.
Project developed by Kesiena BerezI
Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]
- Filament: approximately 136 grams (or 4.8 ounces) of PLA filament was used, costing ~$5.46
Alternative materials for the 3D Printed Bracelet Stand could include other types of 3D printing filaments, such as ABS or PETG, but the cost may vary. For the non-printable parts, no alternative materials are needed, as the design is fully 3D printed.
The cost of the filament may vary based on location, supplier, and filament type. However, PLA is a commonly used filament that can be purchased from various online and physical retailers.
Tools needed[edit | edit source]
- Jellybox or similar RepRap 3-D printer
Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]
- 3D printing: Knowledge of 3D printing is needed to operate a 3D printer and to properly prepare the 3D model for printing. This includes setting up the printer, loading the filament, and adjusting print settings such as temperature and layer height.
- OpenSCAD: Familiarity with OpenSCAD software is necessary to modify the 3D model and customize it to fit specific needs.
Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]
- The estimated print time for all three parts is approximately 23 hours, depending on your 3D printer settings.
Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]
- Warping: One common issue when 3D printing with PLA filament is warping, where the corners of the 3D printed part peel away from the print bed. To avoid warping, ensure that your 3D printer bed is level and that the printing surface is clean. Additionally, using a heated bed or adding a brim or raft to your print can help to minimize warping.
- Print failure: Print failures may occur due to various reasons such as a clogged nozzle, filament jam, or power failure. To avoid print failures, ensure that your 3D printer is properly maintained and calibrated. Additionally, monitoring the print process can help to catch any issues before they result in a failed print.
By being aware of these common problems and solutions, you can ensure a successful and sturdy 3D Printed Bracelet Stand. However, it is important to note that every 3D printer and filament is different, so some trial and error may be required to achieve the best results.
Cost savings[edit | edit source]
- The 3D Printed Bracelet Stand is a low-cost solution for displaying bracelets and other jewelry. By using a 3D printer and PLA filament, the cost of producing this stand is significantly lower than purchasing a similar stand from a retail store. The total cost of producing the 3D Printed Bracelet Stand is approximately $5.46 in PLA filament. This cost includes the filament needed to print all three parts of the stand. Compared to retail prices for similar bracelet stands, such as here, which is priced at $35.50, the 3D Printed Bracelet Stand offers a significant cost savings of $30.04 or 84% less than the commercial alternative. In addition to cost savings, using a 3D Printed Bracelet Stand is also an eco-friendly option. By using PLA filament, which is biodegradable and made from renewable resources, you can reduce your environmental impact compared to using traditional plastic or acrylic stands. Overall, the 3D Printed Bracelet Stand is a low-cost and eco-friendly option for displaying bracelets and other jewelry, offering a significant cost savings compared to commercial alternatives.
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