Self-Closing Tweezers

Babel_SelfClosingTweezers

SUMMARY

A set of self closing tweezers which are intended for fine laboratory use where required. The self closing mechanism allows for items to remain held in place without relying on applied hand pressure. This allows for a consistent pressure to be applied when used.

If using these tweezers as a sterile device, these are intended for single use. The tweezers will be sterile when they come off the printer, so long as the tweezers are removed using sterile tools, with the operator wearing sterile gloves. They should be stored in a small sterile plastic pouch or tin.

Download Size 1.0 MB

PRINT SETTINGS

QUALIFICATION

Material:
Print time:
Resolution:

PLA & PETG

54 min

0.2mm

Printed and tested by 3Dcrowd. Currently have no feedback from medical sources or from the humanitarian community.

TESTING METHOD

Nozzle size:
Rafts:
Supports:
Infill:
Print Size:

0.4 mm

No

Yes

30%

Tested by performing an intricate work task on an electron microscope.

TESTING NOTES

Material used:

6 g

I changed an OL aperture. For this task I would normally use a set of fine No.5 self closing tweezers. I was able to adequately complete this task with no damage to the aperture foil.

Printer test:

CEL RoboxDuel

PRINT NOTES

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

No stringing detected on tested settings. Item printed as expected with no problems to report.Support must be removed. This can be done by hand or by carefully using pliers.

What files or other parts do I need to print this?

Babel_Mug

Assembly instructions

Tweezers need to be crossed over once support is removed and when material has cooled to ambient temperature.

Original Credit:

This Version:

Andrew Belding - 3D Crowd - 25 October 2020

Licence:

Creative Commons (4.0 International License)
Attribution-NonCommercial