Collapsing Pirate Sword
This is a collapsing sword designed to be printed as one part. Its only 142mm high when printed but expands to over 860mm in total length! It also makes a really cool noise as it expands as a result of the layer lines rubbing together which really takes people off guard.
The sword is designed to be printed with a ,4mm nozzle, so the blade will be two shells thick. I had weird issues with blobs and zits at retraction which I normally don’t have until I turned on “wipe” and “coast”. I think this is a result of the thin walls with a narrow amount of clearance between the blade segments. Every printer is different but I had good luck with .15mm coast and 3mm wipe, on my MK3.
This is the second collapsing sword, you can find the first version here. This version is a little trickier then the first as the guard on the hilt can cause issues. It gets a little flimsy at the top so make sure you have z-hop turned on in case it curls.
I have included a blank template of the sword in a “STL” as well as a “STP” file so you can make you own designs! Please post a remix so I can make one too! 🙂
5/1/18 ~If it helps anyone out, I added a file named “test print”. If this works, you shouldn’t have a issue. If it fuses together, I would suggest adjusting your cost and wipe settings.
I also added a extended version. Its the same length, the blade comes out further. I thought that some peoples swords did not extend as far as mine. If you want to give this one a try go ahead and let me know the results.
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