3D Printing

The legs and plate mount are printed in PLA, but can easily print in ABS for heaver camera loads. No supports or rafts are required for printing. Print the plate with the 1/4" tripod hole groove facing upwards.
sliderLegs.stl
sliderPlate.stl
PLA / ABS
No Raft/Support
%15 infill
2 shells
0.2 layer height
Head bed for ABS: 120
Takes around 30 minutes to print all 3 pieces.
Build Plate Preparations
There's a great video tutorial by Dr. Henry Thomas who demonstrations a great technique for preparing acrylic build plates for awesome prints. Wipe down the plate with a paper towel lightly dabbed in acetone. Use another paper towel and apply a tiny dab of olive oil. Wipe down the plate so a small film of oil is applied, this will allow the parts to come off the plate easier.
This guide was first published on Jul 07, 2014. It was last updated on Jul 07, 2014. This page (3D Printing) was last updated on Mar 26, 2019.