Sharp bends in fiber optic cables can negatively impact the data flowing across the fiber. After years of fiber hanging from a network device, the cable can become deformed. Dave McEvilly (lead windows sys admin) designed and printed a cable management structure utilizing Vectorworks Designer and a Makerbot Replicator 2.
The cost of materials for printing this project was approximately $1.00. A commercial cable management product is in the range of $30 – $50. The locally produced product exactly meets our needs, whereas the commercial product is “made to work”. Below is a view of the product in production. Each waterfall took approximately four hours to print.