3D Printing

Metal Filament

In this project we used copperFill and bronzeFill filament from ColorFabb. It's a special blend of PLA with actual metal particles that's 3x times heavier than regular PLA!

Extruder Types
Works with most direct drive and bowden systems.

Operating extruder temperatures
210-230C

Build Platform
Use Blue Painters Tape
Heated bed use 60C

Slice Setting

20% Infill
.15mm layer height
30mm/s Print Speed
2 Shells
230C Extruder
4 Bottom / 8 Top Layers
No Retraction

Characters

The characters are separated into pieces. The parts are optimized to print with no support material. The parts can be printed in PLA or metal filament. To prepare the parts for slicing, we oriented the parts to be in the center of the printers build plate.

Name

Parts

Character

Lady Ada

ladyada.stl

Queen

Mosfet

cat-top.stl
cat-btm.stl

King

Adabot

adabot-knight-bot.stl
adabot-knight-top.stl

Knight

Connie

connie-top.stl
connie-btm.stl
connie-legs.stl

Bishop

Cappy

cappy-top.stl
cappy-legs.stl
cappy-base.stl

Rook

Bully, Gus, Ruby

led-base.stl
led-skirt.stl
led-legs.stl
led-top.stl

Pawns

Chess Board

The chess board is a modular design that can be printed in regular PLA. Pieces that make up the board are separated into 3 different parts. You can choose any two colors as your alternating squares. The board pieces use puzzle like connectors that snap fit together.

Quantity

File name

Notes

4

chess-center.stl

Connects to corners and sides.

4

chess-corner.stl

Connects to the side pieces

8

chess-side.stl

Connects to corners and center pieces

32

chess-square-solid.stl

Filled square holds more weight

32

chess-square-shell.stl

Optional square. Shelled to save on time and material.

This guide was first published on Jul 14, 2015. It was last updated on Jul 14, 2015. This page (3D Printing) was last updated on Aug 19, 2019.