Question for the 3D Printed Armor Wearers


Mechace13

Jr Member
I used the straps out of a cheap Home Depot hard hat to lift it off my head. I then lined it with foam to give it some sound dampening.



Have a look at my build post. I think I linked it a few replies up. I might make some sort of GoPro housing in the future for reasons.

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That’s my fully 3D printed helmet after buddy filler, primer, and paint.
so where are you going to get the visor
 

Kazick

Member
so where are you going to get the visor

I found one on Etsy, but also someone on discord in the Mtn Reg said he'd make me one when he does his next batch of them. I also have someone from a local maker space that has offered to help teach me vacuforming when that maker space reopens at its new location.
 

Mechace13

Jr Member
I found one on Etsy, but also someone on discord in the Mtn Reg said he'd make me one when he does his next batch of them. I also have someone from a local maker space that has offered to help teach me vacuforming when that maker space reopens at its new location.
2 things 1can you send be a link to it the visor 2 did you recommend me a printer under $500 or was that someone else
 

Wicked Demon 15

Member
Infill surprisingly isn't going to help you as much as you'd expect. Stronger prints generally come from more perimeters. Keeping a bit of flexibility in the structure will be more beneficial in the long run since a lot of the damage done to armour pieces is over extending and bending in one direction or another as opposed to knocks and punctures.

I like to add an internal fiberglass coating for a strong inner shell as well as a thin resin coat on the outside surface to help add a bit of strength to the overall structure.
I assume you did the outer shell prior to paint? Do you think a thin layer on top of already painted parts is a good idea?
 

TurboCharizard

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I assume you did the outer shell prior to paint? Do you think a thin layer on top of already painted parts is a good idea?
It depends on the epoxy type and if you are not afraid of possibly yellowing over time.
 

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