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Vaccum cleaner nozzle for velvet (v3)
A nozzle for vaccum cleaner that brushes and do not suck (too much) tissuesFor your home
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I was frustrated by my vacuum cleaner nozzles which did not brush the crumbs off my couch and always got stuck.
So I made this nozzle with solid teeths instead of one brush. It brushes the tissues and allows air to flow between the teeths to avoid it to stay stuck (if the velvet is stretched enough).
V2 : added a reenforcement to avoid cracks on the top
V3 : whole part is now thicker
Materials and methods
I used ABS and 0.2mm layers; this allows a light sanding to get an acceptable finish without waiting hours for the print to end.
I have printed it in three separated parts : the bottom with the teeth, the top tube and the middle :
- separating the teeth from the rest avoid sticking problems of the middle part,
- the top tube can then be printed with an orientation that allows the best sturdiness.
The cut was done using slic3r, then I merged the parts using acetone.
Supports are not necessary if you do not care of the interior aspect.
Once printed, I put a layer of acetone on all the nozzle to slightly help its solidity (especially the teeth).
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