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Garden Hose Adapter

Posted: October 12th, 2018, 9:31 am
by Roberts_Clif
Today I 3D Printed a garden hose adapter. They came out looking good.

Garden Hose Adapter.jpg
The adapter was connected to the outside faucet with no other parts except for a rubber washer to seal the connection.
Though they sprayed water out lots of cracks in-between the seams, which wakes them unusable for water as is.

Is there a special way to print these to make them work or have I found a limit to what can be 3D Printed for use

Re: Garden Hose Adapter

Posted: October 12th, 2018, 11:44 am
by Roberts_Clif
Decide to change all settings reprint and try again. Better but not still not a useful adapter.

Water Hose Adapter 2.jpg
To make it clear I am not blaming the Adapter, I am putting the blame on the 3D Printing of the Object.

Re: Garden Hose Adapter

Posted: October 13th, 2018, 3:37 pm
by reibuehl
Have you tried annealing the PLA print? You need to do some testing to find out how to compensate for the shrinking of the print during the annealing process, but afterwards it should be denser and maybe more water tight.


Re: Garden Hose Adapter

Posted: October 13th, 2018, 4:55 pm
by Roberts_Clif
I have not tried annealing the PLA print?

Will Try 230 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour to see, was also going to use denser infill.

Re: Garden Hose Adapter

Posted: October 14th, 2018, 7:26 am
by reibuehl
If watertight is a requirement, I would go for a 100% infill - especially if it is such a small part.

Re: Garden Hose Adapter

Posted: October 14th, 2018, 10:41 am
by Roberts_Clif
Water tight was not a requirement, I am just playing to see what I could and could not Print that actually works.

In other words, I am checking the limitations of what my 3D Printer can 3D Print.

Re: Garden Hose Adapter

Posted: October 15th, 2018, 1:36 pm
by LePaul
I know ProtoPasta sells HTT PLA Never tried it tho