What If I Don't Have A 3D Printer?

Not to worry! You can use a 3D printing service such as 3DHubs or MakeXYZ to have a local 3D printer operator 3D print and ship you parts to you. This is a great way to get your parts 3D printed by local makers. You could also try checking out your local Library or search for a Maker Space.

Filament for 3D printers in various colors and types stacked together.
Having a 3D printer without filament is sort of like having a regular printer without paper or ink.  And while a lot of printers come with some filament there's a good chance...
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Materials, Materials

PLA is the defacto of 3D printing for it's ease of use, low cost and generally most widely used filament. However, if you want something stronger there's lots of options. PETG, Nylon, CPE, ABS, etc, etc. It's important to note, this design was tested only with PLA filament.


Generally tolerances will vary from printer to printer, slicer to slicer and material to material. If things don't quite fit right, you may need to adjust your slice settings.

Slicer Settings

CURA and Simplify3D are the most common slicing software for 3D printers. Depending on your printer, you'll need to adjust your settings accordingly. Below is a list of general settings we used to test this design. No supports are necessary. Use a raft or brim if necessary. 

  • 0.4mm nozzel
  • 0.48mm extrusion width
  • 2 shells
  • 0.2 layer height
  • 220c extruder temperature
  • 65c for heated beds
  • 20% infill

Modify, Adjust & Tweak

The design source files are available to download if you're interested in making adjustments. The enclosure was designed in Autodesk Fusion 360. Use the public shared link below to access the design source. You can download the solids in your preferred CAD format (Fusion 360 Archive, STEP, SAT, IGS, etc.) by clicking on the dropdown labeled as download in the upper top right of the design source page.

This guide was first published on Aug 15, 2017. It was last updated on Aug 15, 2017.

This page (3D Printing) was last updated on Aug 15, 2017.

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