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Flexible Joint Mold

Printable mold for casting living hinges in various materials

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Description

Printable mold for flexible joint of customizable size. Inspired by and compatible with Gyrobot’s Flexy Hand.

This is an experimental part and not all materials will work reliably for all applications (incl. prosthetics). Some information on the use of different castable materials (primarily silicones) can be found at https://github.com/daprice/Flexy-Joint/wiki/Materials (anyone else testing materials, your contributions are welcome!)

When casting joints using this mold, seal the open holes with tape. Be careful because some tape adhesives can inhibit the curing of certain silicones (e.g. Kapton tape adhesive may slightly slow curing of PDMS). Detailed instructions for casting can be found at https://github.com/daprice/Flexy-Joint/wiki/Casting

Materials and methods

- Castable material
- Tape that doesn’t inhibit curing of cast material

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762629564ea110edd4ba80e135649799?default=blank&size=40MrsParker added this to the Molds collection ago
62a349a339272796d4093afd2c650795?default=blank&size=40nono78b added this to the pieces collection ago
Cb04a3d3709471a636534bc88c747f1f?default=blank&size=40Dale Price published this design ago