STL files for 3D printing are oriented to print "as-is" on FDM style machines. Parts are designed to 3D print without any support material. Original design source may be downloaded using the links below.
No supports are required. Slice with setting for PLA material.
Place the blade parts diagonally across the bed of the printer.
Rotating parts at 45 degrees allows long narrow parts to fit.
The parts were sliced using CURA and FlashPrint using the slice settings below.
- PLA filament 220c extruder
- 0.2 layer height
- 10% gyroid infill
- 60mm/s print speed
- 60c heated bed
A translucent white colored filament works best for the blade parts. Often called "Natural Clear" this filament features a white pigment but slightly transparent. This diffuses the NeoPixel LEDs quiet nicey.
The coupler is fitted into the hand of the hilt. The guard is fitted into the coupler. The emitter is fitted over the coupler and keeps the guard secured in place. Screws secure the hilt and emitter to the coupler.
Blade Assembly (2-Part)
Hex nuts are inserted into the cavities in the blade parts. M3 screws secure the two blade parts together. Pockets allow the screws to be fastened together.
These parts are designed to fit printers with small or large build volumes.
- button-oring (For TPU filament)
These parts are specifically designed for printers with smaller build volumes (150x150x140). The blade and hilt sections do not feature connection tabs and will need to be glued together with a strong adhesive.
These parts are specifically designed for printer with large build volumes (300x300x400)
The blade and covers can be fully printed in one piece with printers that feature extra large build volumes.
Full size blade: 670mm (26.4in) long.