3D Printing

The 3D printed parts are fairly easy to make with most common home desktop 3D printers that are on the market.

 

And if you don’t have access a 3D printer, you can order our parts by visiting our Thingiverse page and have someone local 3D print the parts and ship them to you. 

 

We sketched out the profiles Using Autodesk Fusion 360 and formed a solid model by lofting between profiles.

 

It’s parametrically driven so it’s easy to make small adjustments which will come in handy when testing for tolerances.

Slice Settings

 

Download the STL file and import it into your 3D printing slicing software. You'll need to adjust your settings accordingly if you're using material different than PLA.

 

  • 220C Extruder Temp
  • 65C for heated bed
  • 1.0 Extrusion Multiplier
  • .4mm Nozzle
  • 0.38 Extrusion Width
  • .2mm Layer Height
  • 20% infill
  • Supports
  • Skirt
  • 60mm/s | 120mm travel speed
First, move the model on the Z axis so that is -.6mm. This will create a flat bottom to adhere to the print bed. 

Orientation

 

Oriented the part down on it’s side. This will lay the layer lines parallel with the load. There’s a bit of overhang near the bottom so added support material is needed.

 

Supports

 

Support material produces a scaffolding like structure that provides the overhang with something to lay on.

 

In cura, set the supports placement to: touching bed.


Set the overhang to 60 degrees and the support pattern to zig zag.


Support density is 15% with a Z distance of .3mm

 

Infill

 

We set the infill to 20% with a Triangle pattern. We also dropped infill and wall speeds to 50mm/s.

Last updated on Jan 30, 2018 Published on Jan 31, 2018