3D Printing

Filament & Strong Materials

The main truck riser will house the electronics and battery. I printed it in regular PLA, but it can be printed in ABS or other high-strength material. There's a second riser pad that is meant to be installed on the back set of trucks to "level" out the deck. I print that piece in ABS.

Flexible/Rubber Pads

I printed extra pads in Semiflex Ninjaflex TPU 98A that go in between the trucks and plastic riser enclosure. This will reduce the strain, relieves stress and absorbs any vibrations while riding. These rubber pads aren't crucial to the project but they will most likely prolong the parts durability. 

tRiser-case.stl

Houses all of the electronics

no supports, print with PLA, ABS, Nylon, PETG or other.

tRiser-cover.stl

Snaps ontop of truck riser case.

print with semiflex ninjaflex or TPU 98A.

tRiser-spacer.stl

extra spacer meant to be installed on back trucks to level board.

print in pla, abs or other.

tRiser-pad.stl

meant to go in between the skate truck and the 3D printed part.

print in semiflex ninjaflex or TPU 98A.

Slice Settings

I sliced the parts using CURA and Simplify3D. Both are great slicers, you'll have to adjust your slice settings in order to properly produce a tool path that is optimized for perimeters. The tolerances may slightly vary from printer to printer. 

Simplify 3D – Flashforge Creator Pro

  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
  • Extrusion Width: 0.48mm
  • Extrusion Multiplier: 100%
  • Extruder Temp: 220C
  • Infill: 30%
  • Bed: No heat (PrintInZ Build Surface)
  • Default Print Speed: 60mm/s
  • Travel Speed: 90mm/s

CURA – Ultimaker 2+

  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
  • Line Width: 0.5mm
  • Extruder Temp: 220C
  • Infill: 30%
  • Bed: 65C (Glass surface)
  • Default Printing Speed: 70mm/s
  • Travel Speed: 150mm/s

Semiflex – Ninjaflex (CURA – Ultimaker 3)

  • Nozzle: 0.4mm
  • Extruder 235C
  • Line Width 0.5mm
  • Wall Line count: 2
  • Top/bottom thickness 1.2mm
  • Bed: 60C glass
  • Flow 100% 
  • 2.85mm filament diameter
  • Print Speed 30mm/s
  • Travel Speed 90mm/s
  • Retraction distance: 3mm

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If you don't have access to a 3D printer, you can check out 3DHubs.com find a local maker with a 3D printer and have them 3D print and ship the parts to you. Just download the STLs and upload them for quick price quotes. Narrow down your search to a local maker with good reviews and ratings. 

Design Source

I designed the parts in Autodesk Fusion 360 and made the source available to download. It contains full parametric design history so it's easy to remix the design or repurpose it for a new project. 

Last updated on 2017-05-17 at 09.56.02 AM Published on 2017-05-17 at 09.02.47 AM