3D Printing

Slice Settings

Depending on your 3D printer, you may need to adjust the slice settings. We tested the enclosure  on a Flashforge Creator PRO. They do require support material and are oriented to print "as is".

  • Nozzle: 0.4mm
  • Extrusion Multiplier: 1.0
  • Extrusion Width: 0.48mm
  • Layer Height: 0.2mm
  • Nozzle Temperature: 240c
  • Print Speed: 60mm/s

3D Printing Enclosures

I drew up an enclosure in Autodesk Fusion 360 and designed to print in flexible materials like NinjaFlex. I 3D printed the enclosure using the Flashforge Creator PRO. But, If you don’t have access to a 3D printer, you could use a service like 3D Hubs to make it for you. I used orange NinjaFlex material to 3D print the parts, and they will require support materials for the USB/HDMI ports.

Supports


The bridging around the ports will need supports. We used Simplify3D to create 4mm pillers under the top side of the port opening.

We also slowed the support structure underspeed to 30% and lowered the dense infill percentage to 30%

Edit Design


You can easily update the design for any additional features by editing the Fusion360 designs. The sketeches are all listed in the timeline, so it's easy to adjust the sizes to each component.  

This guide was first published on Dec 28, 2016. It was last updated on Dec 28, 2016. This page (3D Printing) was last updated on Nov 16, 2019.