3D Printed Battery Pocket

Print a sew-on pocket for your lipoly battery! The pocket protects the battery from abuse and also makes it easy to remove the battery for charging. It's not strictly necessary, though, but bare lipoly batteries can be risky, so unless you protect it in some way, we recommend using a hard shell alkaline pack like the 3xAAA holder.

TPE Flexible Filament

The battery pocket works best when printed in flexible material like Ninjaflex or Semiflex. This material requires a direct-drive extruder system and can be challenging to print. We recommend Semiflex because it handles overhangs better than Ninjaflex, and has a shell hardness (98A). Follow the print settings below for best results.

Printing speed

30mm/sec

Retraction

OFF

Raft / Support Material

OFF

Extruder Temperature

220-230c

Heated Bed

20-50c (if applicable)

The part should be centered on the print bed and ready to print "as-is". We recommend using CURA, or Simplify3D to slice the file.

This guide was first published on Dec 02, 2015. It was last updated on Dec 02, 2015. This page (3D Printed Battery Pocket) was last updated on Aug 14, 2019.