If you have access to a 3D printer that is capable of printing using the flexible 3D printing filament Ninjaflex, you might enjoy having a little fun creating your very own 3D printed Apple watch band.
Rather than purchasing one of the hugely expensive strap straight from the Apple Store. The great thing about creating your very own Apple Watch strap is that you can tailor it to your exact specifications and wrist size removing any excess holes or strap that may not be required.
Check out the video below to learn more about the 3D printed Apple Watch strap which was created by Adafruit maker Ruiz Brothers.
In this guide, I’ll show you how I 3D printed a custom wristband for my Apple Watch. The goal for this project is to inspire you to use 3D printing and flexible filaments to make wearable parts. Ninjaflex is a TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane) based filament. It’s very flexible and pretty strong. This filament can be 3D printed with most FDM style desktop 3D printers. Because this material is super flexible, it can be printed flat on the bed [of a 3D printer] but wrap and form around any given shape. This means you design flat geometery in CAD and not have to worry about getting the exact curvature. Pretty cool!