3D Printing

Printing Settings

Use the settings below for reference. The parts were printed on the Printrbot Simple Metal. We used CURA to slice the parts using default profile.

plusStand.stl

NexusStand.stl

230c Extruder

No Supports or Raft

2mm Retraction

10% infill

2 Shells

60mm/s print speed

80mm/s travel speed

about about 3 hours to print all parts.

Customize Design

You can modify the original solids in the CAD files to make a custom project.

 

Materials

The parts can be printed in different types of filament. The most common filaments like PLA and ABS will do just fine but you can of course experiement with copperFill, bambooFill, Semiflex, PET and Nylon. 

 

Tolerances

The parts were tested with common printing settings (listed in the table). With a parameter of 2 shells, theres only a few areas where tolerances really matters - the wire cutouts and the mounting holes.

Test fit the parts by inserting the coil part into the recess. Check to see if the cutouts are large enough for the wires to fit through. If the cutouts are too tight, you can loosen it with a filing tool.

The standoffs should fit machine screws listed in the BOM. These can be threaded by fastening in the appropriate sized screw.

 

Bed Leveling

Any parts with large surface require a well leveled build plate. If you're using a heated bed, you can minimize warping. Blue tapers tape, build tak, and sticky adhesives can help keep your part flat and adhere to the bed.

 

Clean up

If there's any string or artifacts left over from retraction and oozing, clean up the part by trimming them off using a pair of flush snips.

This guide was first published on Sep 14, 2015. It was last updated on Sep 14, 2015. This page (3D Printing) was last updated on Jul 27, 2019.