We print clips for bags on a 3D printer
Why not use a 3D printer for something useful around the house, like printing clips for open bags like corn flakes, condiments, coffee, rice, etc. You can of course use stationery paper clips or special clips bought from Ikea. But those who have a 3D printer are not looking for easy ways. In addition, it is more interesting to make a clamp with your own hands, and not to use some other people’s finished products.
So, today we will print clips for bags and sachets. In the economy, this is a very useful thing. I’m just trying to print out a few of the clips I found on thingiverse.com here and see how they work. The first thing I came across was a product called the Clip Peg. In fact, it turned out to be the best of all that I found.
This clip is printed relatively quickly, works like a clothespin. Those. you squeeze it and it opens its “mouth”. And then bite them into a package. Very simple and effective. Made from PLA, it’s stiff enough to keep bags closed well.
Sprung Bag Clips
But the first thing I tried to print was a product called Sprung Bag Clips. It looks like this clamp looks good. Seems to keep the package well. But after printing this small size clip, it turned out that it simply could not stay “fastened”. He immediately loosens up. I immediately threw it away after I found it didn’t work.
Bag Clip Rex
The next product was called the Bag Clip Rex. Cute dinosaur.
Here, too, I failed. After I printed this dinosaur and tried to somehow “stir it up”, or rather open its mouth, its lower jaw simply broke off. It may need to be printed on a printer that supports two printheads, and in which the supports need to be printed from HIPS plastic, which is dissolved in a solution of limonene. Then, of course, you can print such a dinosaur, and then remove the supports with a solution of limonene, and his jaw will work correctly, as the author intended.
Chip Bag Clip V7
The product called Chip Bag Clip V7 is available in three different sizes. I printed out the smallest clip so as not to waste plastic and time. And here, too, an unsuccessful product turned out: the teeth of the clamp stuck together with each other. Perhaps the distance between the teeth is sufficient on the largest clamp, but here, perhaps, the author simply scaled down and, accordingly, the distance between the teeth decreased.
In my photo you can see that the teeth turned out to be glued. For some reason, they are incorrectly offset relative to each other.
Bag Clip-PLA compatible
A clothespin called Bag Clip – PLA compatible performed relatively well. It holds well, but such a clothespin will not fit a thick bag in the mouth – her jaws are very thick and inflexible.
The clip under the simple name Bag Clip seemed too tricky to me.
But there is nothing to write about him, because. it broke almost immediately.
The Clip Bag clip looks like an Ikea one. It is tight when unzipped and after printing it is necessary to remove the supports. But overall a good choice. The jaws of this clamp are also thick and inflexible, so it will not clamp a thick bag.
Chip Clip and bag closure with Solidworks 2014 Source
I really liked the clothespin with the long name Chip Clip and bag closure with Solidworks 2014 Source. Small, easy to compress and keeps the bag closed well enough.
Minions Keychain / Paper Clip / Bag Clip / Money Clip / Bookmark / Magnets
Here, the author in the title has collected everything where you can use his products, made in the form of minions. It can be key rings, and paper clips, bags or money, and bookmarks and magnets.
But for the purposes of this article, I am only interested in how this product works as a bag clip – Minions Bag Clip. I’m too lazy to color the finished minion, so I just printed it out like all the other blue PLA plastic clips and tried how well it holds the package closed. It turned out that such a clamp is very weak, it barely holds on to the package. If the package does not resist much, then you can use it.
As you can see there are many options. This article describes only a few clips that I printed and tested, and there are many more on the thingiverse.com website. I, while writing this article, supplied my kitchen with a large variety of bag clips for several years to come. Most of all I printed Clip Peg clamps, the ones with which the article begins. I liked them the most. Which bag clips do you like best?