Airbrush Splatter nozzles for 3D printing
Before you read any more I want to inform you that this product is 100% FREE!!
On this page you can download all the files needed to create your own nozzles with a 3D printer.
But since most people still do not have access to a 3D printer we are also selling them for 300 sek per kit including worldwide shipping
(That is approx. US$47, €34 or UK£28)
But before buying them from me please be aware that this is still a project in testing phase and the pieces you will be getting are NOT production line quality items.
Also they can't be expected to fit every single airbrush out there either! But you get some tips below on how to make them fit!
You are buying them as a product in Beta / Testing stage!
So now you know!!
What you will be getting is three 3D printed (PLA plastic) standard fit nozzles S, M and L and you will also get a M universal fit nozzle with a bag of thermo plastic beads to fit it to your airbrush.
Price 300 sek per kit including worldwide standard shipping
A bit of history behind this project:
In the middle of February 2014 I saw a really cool tutorial on how to use a pencil to create splatter effects with your airbrush.
I really recommend you all to watch it! Not only is he really good at airbrushing but he is very funny too!
But after seeing it I of course started to think of a way to create a more consistent method that would eliminate how the splatter effects depended on how you could hold the pencil still enough. So I turned to my 3D printer as I always do right now.
This was the first rough test and I saw some potential here.
I did a number of different tests how to make it create the best splatter effect and the best way to attach it to the airbrush.
I worked on my own “work horse” airbrush which is a no-name standard low cost airbrush.
Working out the prototype on a no-name airbrush was on purpose.
Since no-name brands often use easy to get components I was hoping it would fit a lot of airbrushes.
Here you can see me spraying acrylic paint on my own arm with a test version of the nozzle.
On this picture you can see all the details of the airbrush I used in development.
I quickly realised that there are hundreds or maybe thousands of different designs of airbrushes and to make one that fits all of them is impossible.
The nozzle is made with a 3D printer and printed with PLA plastic which is a thermo plastic and will melt if exposed to high heat.
But that also means that if it doesn’t fit your airbrush you can maybe reshape it slightly with carefully applied heat.
What I have done quite often is to take the nozzle and put it into boiling hot water for 20 seconds before taking it out with a pair of tweezers.
Squeeze it on your airbrush and hold it until it is cool.
Then it fits!!
Another great way of customizing it to fit your airbrush is to use pellets of thermo plastic.
Take a few of them and pour boiling water on them and leave them until they get transparent.
Then carefully put the molten plastic in the nozzle and push your airbrush into it.
Hold it still until it cools and hardens before popping the airbrush out.
See an example below.
normally doesn’t stick to metal but please be careful with you expensive
So then I
started making new versions of the nozzle.
Feedback from testers:
All these files are released for under Creative Commons but only for personal
use and no sales!
A couple of years ago when at first these nozzles were released as the
Creative Commons license Attribution-Sharealike 3.0.