MANIKIN HEAD

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When was the last time you needed a manikin head? Probably yesterday. Here's your fix! We used Autodesk's 123D Make to turn a solid CAD model into cross-sectional lines for the DIWire to bend. For our joinery, we used some 3D printed clips to assemble the sections into a functional volume. Scroll through our instructable and try it for yourself. Bend and assemble a manikin head at home or create your own cross-sectional Bendable and share it with us!

Step 1: Gather the Necessary Materials and Tools

Step 2: Start With a Solid Model in 123D Make

Step 3: Slice

Use "Interlocked Slices" to split your volume into the sections you'd like.

Step 4: Export

Select "Get Plans" and save them as a DXF.

Step 5: Double Check the Files

Step 6: Bend the Cross-Sections

Step 7: Add Clips

Step 8: Enjoy

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    faithfox

    Question 7 weeks ago on Step 2

    I am doing this to help myself in a school project but I am wondering if it is possible for me to first create a horizontal version of this template
    and secondly transfer the template to 2d designs . Let me know please and thank you very much.

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    MOFFEEE

    3 years ago

    Thanks for share

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    pensawbannister

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    The clips were 3D printed on a Stratasys Dimension. If you would like to make your own, you can download the necessary files by clicking on the link located in the first paragraph of this instructable.