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Discussion in 'Corrugated Plastic (Coro) & 3D Printing' started by AussiePhil, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Dedicated Elf Administrator

    Jun 20, 2009
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    Been meaning to post this one up for a few weeks now.

    Attached is the STL file for my C9 design

    I have printed these successfully in Natural ABS with the following basic slicing parameters

    Layer Height: 0.2mm
    Layer Width: 0.44mm
    Nozzle: 0.4mm
    Speed: variable in S3D, base and top needs to be down to maybe 30mm/sec

    These are sized a little tight on the base hole to allow for some pixels I have that are closer to 11mm than 12mm hole requirement.
    You could scale the model fractionally if you need to.

    These look like

    STL file in Zip

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  2. AAH

    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

    Dec 27, 2010
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    At the meet and greet on the weekend we had some pixels running and I had both some 3D printed C9's that Phil had been circulating around and the faceted C9's that suit the ACL pixels. It was pretty bright at Gerry's so you don't get the full effect but Andrew/multicast liked the look of the faceted ones sufficiently some of them went back to NZ and they may well be added to the Stellascapes lineup.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeEuWk2S4Vo
  3. CJ Morin

    CJ Morin New Elf

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    Hi I just bought a 3D printer and I am learning as much as I can before I get it, so my question to you is would it be to difficult to make this with a faceted face. I am new to all of this and I am not very good with CAD yet.
  4. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator

    Apr 26, 2010
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    I would think you could make a facetted type, but the wall thickness may need to be a bit bigger and you would have to draw this up yourself.

    The one concern I have with covers made using a 3D printer is the longevity withstanding UV as both PLA and ABS are not inherently UV stabilised, so making covers that only have a wall thickness of 2 or 3 layers may become brittle after a season or 2.

    I would like to hear from others that may have used 3D printer made covers and get their feedback on how they went after a season of use.

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