3D Design and Printing of Springs | MakeIT

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Make your 3D Printed creations bounce by adding springs to your designs.

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Springs are fundamental components in a mechanical designer’s toolbox. They absorb energy from impacts, allow for parts to flexibly interact with one another, and can store energy to be used at a later time. Most springs are made from steel, but what if you can’t find the specific spring you need for a design?

In this session, we will cover the digital design and fabrication of the following:

  • Use Tinkercad to make and 3D print a linear compression spring
  • Discuss appropriate materials to use for 3D printed springs
  • Create a jig that winds 1.75mm PLA filament into push and pull springs

Note that the software used is not strictly necessary to create these objects, and any free and/or open-source CAD platform is suitable.

Recommended for participants aged 15 and above.


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  • This programme is conducted entirely online
  • Do ensure you have a strong internet connection. Using your mobile data is not recommended
  • The National Library Board, Singapore (NLB) reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify or refuse admission to any registrant any reason and without notice


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