3D Printing

Download and 3D Print

You can 3D print the parts using Translucent filament on almost any desktop 3D printer. The 3D printed parts can be downloaded with the link below. If you don’t have a 3D printer, the files are free to download so can send them to a 3D printing service.

The design is modeled in Autodesk Fusion 360 and designed to print in PLA filament. The parts were 3D printed using the BCN3D Sigma and Ultimaker 3.

Edit Design

You can easily update the size or add features by editing the Fusion360 designs. The sketches are all listed in the timeline, so it's easy to adjust the size to each component.

Slice Settings

Depending on your 3D printer, you may need to adjust the slice settings. We tested the enclosure  on a BCN3D Sigma. The parts are oriented to print "as is".

  • Nozzle: 0.3mm
  • Extrusion Multiplier: 1.0
  • Extrusion Width: 0.32mm
  • Layer Height: 0.2mm
  • Nozzle Temperature: 225c
  • Print Speed: 60mm/s

 

Wall Strength

We'll want the walls of the parts to be really strong by making sure gaps between them are solid (no zig zags inside the gaps). We used a .4mm nozzle but had to adjust the nozzle diameter to .3mm with an extrusion width of .32mm to make sure no "zig zag" paths are inside the wall gaps. To enable parimeters between walls you'll need to set the overlap to 50%.

Make sure to always preview tools paths by stepping through each layer/line before printing to ensure proper tool paths are generated.

 

Glue Gem Top 

The jewel-top-thread.stl is printed separately to avoid using supports on the threads. We can attach the jewel-top-thread part to the jewel-top.stl by using a couple drops of super glue. 

 

Make sure to align the two parts so the edges are flush.

This guide was first published on Apr 05, 2017. It was last updated on Apr 05, 2017. This page (3D Printing) was last updated on Jul 19, 2019.