3D Printing

Download and 3D Print

The 3D printed parts can be downloaded with the link below. 

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.

3D Printing Enclosures

I drew up an enclosure in Autodesk Fusion 360 and designed to print in PLA. I 3D printed the enclosure using the BCN3D Sigma. If you don’t have access to a 3D printer, you could use a service like 3D Hubs to make it for you.

Diffusing LEDs

I used Natural White PLA/PHA material to 3D print the parts to give the LEDs a soft diffusion. You can also use Translucent filament for a sharper light diffusion.

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 may require support materials. The parts are oriented to print "as is".

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

Supports


The bridging on the hinge ports for the wires may need supports. If your printer has a good cooling fan, you should be able to print without any supports

If you do require supports, we recommend setting structure underspeed to 30% and lower dense infill percentage to 30%.

Thin Wall Perimeters

 

Optimize the tool path by adjusting the thin wall perimeter to 50%. This will yeild a stronger part and speed up printing by insuring the nozzle only travels along the shape of the parts (no zigzag between walls).

This guide was first published on Jan 25, 2017. It was last updated on Oct 08, 2018. This page (3D Printing) was last updated on Jan 25, 2017.