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. 

To 3D print the mat we used the Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer and the CURA slicing software.

The built in material profiles for TPU filament works really well!

You can also use a bigger nozzle which will reduced the print time to print much faster.

The TPU filament we’re using is Ninjaflex Cheetah which has a shore hardness of 95A so it’s very flexible, heat resistant and super durable like you seriously can not break this stuff!  

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 NinjaFlex Cheetah.

 

  • 230C Extruder Temp
  • 65C heated bed
  • 1.0 Extrusion Multiplier
  • .4mm Nozzle
  • 0.38 Extrusion Width
  • .2mm Layer Height
  • 30% infill
  • 30% Supports
  • skirt
  • 60mm/s | 120mm travel speed

Orientation

We recommend using a glass bed because of the non slip characteristics it gives to TPU materials. Oriented the mat flat so the "face" prints smooth.


Supports

Support material produces a scaffolding like structure that provides the overhang for the slot for the coil plate.

 

In cura, set the supports placement to: everywhere.
Set the overhang to 60 degrees and the support pattern to zig zag.

 

Support density is 15% with a Z distance of .25mm


Infill

 

We set the infill to 20% with a Triangle pattern. We also dropped infill and wall speeds to 50mm/s.

Last updated on Mar 06, 2018 Published on Mar 07, 2018