3D Printing

The 3D printed parts are fairly easy to make with most common home desktop 3D printers that are on the market.

 

And if you don’t have access a 3D printer, you can order our parts by visiting our Thingiverse page and have someone local 3D print the parts and ship them to you.

 

Slice Settings

 

Download the STL file and import it into your 3D printing slicing software. You'll need to adjust your settings accordingly if you're using material different than PLA.

  • 230C Extruder Temp
  • No heated bed (65C for heated)
  • 1.0 Extrusion Multiplier
  • .4mm Nozzle
  • 0.48 Extrusion Width
  • .2mm Layer Height
  • 30% infill
  • No Supports
  • Brim
  • 90mm/s | 120mm travel speed

Dual Colors

 

To print in multiple colors, we can use the separate dock parts file.

 

In Simplify3D, select all of the dock files and then under the edit menu, select Align Selected Model Origins. Then select Group Selection under the edit menu. Lay the lid flat with the bigger base side on the bed. 

 

In Cura, select a part and then on the extruder(color) for each part. Now select both of the dock parts and then select merge models. Now we can rotate the merged model and lay the lid flat on the bed. 

Clean up

We used a flush diagonal cutter to clean up any stringing  and overhangs around the port openings and around the standoffs inside the enclosure. 

Make sure the openings for the USB ports are cleaned before mounting components. Use a hobby knife to help cut away stringing that could block components from mounting. 

To remove the brim, we used a deburring tool to remove the sharp edges on parts. 

Last updated on 2017-12-06 at 12.02.52 AM Published on 2017-12-06 at 12.00.27 AM