Slice Settings

Depending on your 3D printer, you may need to adjust the slice settings. We tested the enclosure  on a Type A Machines and a DeltaPrintr GO. The mouth part will require support materials. The parts 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 PLA. I 3D printed the enclosure using the Type A Machines Series 1 Pro. 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 teal PLA/PHA material to 3D print the parts, the mouth part will require support materials for the ports.

Supports


The bridging for the ports around the mouth will need supports. We used Simplify3D to create 2mm pillars 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 sketches are all listed in the timeline, so it's easy to adjust the size to each component.

This guide was first published on Jan 04, 2017. It was last updated on Jan 04, 2017.

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