3D printing is well-known for rapid prototyping designs as well as artistic modeling. What isn’t often mentioned is its use as home hardware. Check out this list of the top four 3D printed hinges!
The Parametric Hinge—What is it?Designed in OpenSCAD, this parametric 3D printable hinge is made for customization. Favorite uses of this hinge are for creating custom 3D printed enclosures and repairing or reinforcing existing hinged entryways. Print this model adjusted for your application, and you won’t be disappointed by the performance.
Bag Clip—What is it?This 3D printed bag clip hinge is presented as a solution to stale chips, coffee and more. It’s an easy print and a surprisingly useful gadget to have around the house. What makes this model unique is that it prints wholly assembled, and the hinge is usable once completed.
Flexi Rex with Stronger Links—What is it?As a more unconventional use of a hinge, the ever popular Flexi Rex is a community favorite. Printed as a completed assembly, this model lifts off the bed plate and allows you to shake, wiggle, and move the little dino’s skeleton.
3D Printed Belt—What is it? One of the first functional clothing 3D prints, this 3D belt is both stylish and practical. An ongoing design that has frequent updates, it allows you to 3D print your next belt in place on the print bed. That means no assembly required. Print, break the 3D hinges free, and your droopy-drawers-dilemma is solved!