@fribbledom what are you using it for?
@fribbledom What material is it? PLA?
Yeah, pretty standard PLA. Supposedly handles a load of up to 35kg with 50% infill. Always depends a bit on the material, of course.
@fribbledom can this thing actually take real world stress ? (Ie can you use it to climb a 50 m wall in case of fall?)
No, it's not gonna support your body weight. It will handle loads up to 35kg though.
#Climbing carabiniers are rated to 23-33 kN longitudinal force with gate closed, 8-10 kN with gate open and 8-10 kN transversal force.
The force exerted on a fall depends, inter alia, on the fall distance and the length of rope paid out, this is known as the fall factor.
Lastly, you are very unlikely to have a 50 m fall as most ropes are 50-70 m in length, giving you a worst-case fall of ~30 m unless you're horseplaying.
@fribbledom does it contain a spring that keeps it from opening on its own?
Yeah, it's spring-loaded.
@fribbledom how do you 3d-print a spring tho 🤔
You print it in two parts, the spring-lock one into the other.
Unlike ABS, PLA is fairly flexible and stretches a lot before it tears apart or crumbles.
@fribbledom I'm thinking about printing a huge thing.
What's it gonna be? 😀
@fribbledom Basically a rectangular prism. :-P
@fribbledom Um. Holy.
They look good...
Do I want to trust my life to them?
Maybe I'm just squeamish.
@fribbledom sweet carabine, da da daaa, good times never seemed so good
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