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My 3d printed popper. 11 centimeters long and 20 grams in weight. The design is mine, made in Blender and Tinkercad, and printed in PLA. Twisted wire eyes for the line tie and hook hangers. 

This is still an experiment, so I still have to work on sealing, painting, and clearcoating. Also want to test and find out its breaking point, so this won't be intact for long. Will update when finished. 

Edit: The lure failed under a load of 16 kilograms (35.2 lbs). However, the failure occurred along a weak line, an incompletely fused layer, and so I assume that with a good print, the lure will be able to handle another 2 to 3 kilograms. 



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Not sure about stronger materials, I'm afraid. I've been tweaking the model for a while to get it to take a through wire. I figure that material strength is irrelevant when using a wire that goes all the way through. Would you like the 3D model when I've figured it out? 

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On 9/15/2019 at 11:58 AM, McDerpface said:

Not sure about stronger materials, I'm afraid. I've been tweaking the model for a while to get it to take a through wire. I figure that material strength is irrelevant when using a wire that goes all the way through. Would you like the 3D model when I've figured it out? 

Thanks, but no thanks.  I am just a popcorn eating bystander when it comes to 3D printing.  Your stuff is fun to look at.  Thanks.

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20 minutes ago, whitaker201 said:

Good looking design! You could see if there is a way to "cure" the PLA to make it harder.

Actually, I learned that superglue seals it well and epoxy coats it nicely too. 

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