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3D MK1 ShowerHead

Digital DIY enthusiast creates a fully functional 3D printed shower head


3D MK1 ShowerHead

Additive manufacturing (or better known as 3D printing) has evolved in the recent years to pose as a cheap yet efficient method for various constructional and crafting processes. In fact, its efficacious advantages have even reached the scope of digital DIY designs. In this regard, we have come across the 3D printed shower head ‘MK1′ by Thingiverse member ErikJDurwoodII. Exhibiting a simple plastic form, the conception was created from easily available materials that can be found in your local hardware store.

The process of crafting the design entailed the 3D printing of the shower head form (in nozzles down position), by utilizing three shells of ABS plastic. The holes on the underside of the nozzle were excavated by using simple paper clips and needles. Coming to the fixing part, a half-inch faucet gasket was pressed to the inside of the threaded neck. The threads were further strengthened by Teflon piping tape. Finally, the shower head was twisted and pushed into the connecting water pipe, up till the range of the aforementioned gasket.

Now, as per the designer’s instructions; two things should be kept in mind by the other digital DIY emulators . Firstly, the user should keep control of the water pressure, as the small diameter of the holes would still result in a steady jet of water. Secondly, and more importantly, one shouldn’t tighten the head over the plastic’s strength limit. This may result in stripping of the interior threads.

Via: Thingiverse

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A proud native of the beautiful steel township of Durgapur, West Bengal, Dattatreya’s fascination lies within a range of diverse matters. With a bachelor’s degree in architecture, he is quite fond of his hardcore strategy gamer as well as amateur historian tag. Of course, with over two years of blogging experience under his belt, he also likes to write about the latest updates on home based technology and gizmo oriented products.

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