3D Printing

cable-guts.stl

 bat-tumor.stl

240c extruder
40mm/s print speed
120mm/s travel speed
0.4mm Nozzle
.48mm Extrusion width

Make sure the bed isn't leveled too tight or NinjaFlex will easy buckle. 

We're using NinjaFlex 85A so print at a slower speed with hotter extruder temperature.

Design files are free to download and completely editable inside of Fusion360.

 

Adjusting the Form

 

The sections are modeled inside the sculpting environment, making it easy to modify the look of the shapes by defaming the geometry.

 

Editing Pattern

You can adjust the length of the pattern by adding or subracting how many features are duplicated in the pattern feature.

 

Customizing Hole

The hole for the USB cable is controlled by changing the size of the sketch.

Adjust Twist

To give the intestine a nice twisty shape, we brought the model inside of Maya and added a non-linear deformer twist. You can play the the twist until it fits the look your going for.

Adjust Size

We used Simplify 3D cut the bottom off the model by lowering it below the bed. This gives the model a big enough base to stick to the bed.

Adjust Slice

Check the tool path before printing to make sure we’re only using 2 shells with 0 % infill for maximum flexibly.

Print The Tip

Rotate the cable-guts.stl part on the X axis and position the Z offset so the tip of the part can be printed.

This guide was first published on Aug 31, 2016. It was last updated on Aug 31, 2016. This page (3D Printing) was last updated on Apr 22, 2019.