One of the many great things about 3D printing, and in fact owning your own, is that you can keep broken but otherwise functional items ticking. The latest of my domestic appliances to require some TLC was the vacuum cleaner, which developed a bit of a busted pipe. It clearly needed a new sleeve around it, so I thought that it was the perfect opportunity to test out the new nylon filament.
The CAD model was a very straight-forward affair. 32mm on the inside and pretty much whatever I thought was a fair thing on the outside. I went with a thickness of 5mm.
The nylon part seemed to be crazy tough. The walls are pretty thick, so it really should have plenty of strength to withstand a bit of hoovering. Perhaps I should (take it off the vacuum cleaner and) run over it in my car and see how it fares.