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This 3D Printed Cord Holder Video Tutorial Shows How to Customize Object Sizes

by • February 6, 2016 • No Comments

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Unlike conventional objects we purchase off the shelf in stores, one excellent showcase of 3D printing is the ability to decide what size you want a thing to be and scale it accordingly. This is especially the case with things we wear on our bodies, like clothes and shoes, but I am in addition talking of pre-createed things which we see on one of the most 3D printing marketplaces, like Thindonaterse, now at our disposal. This is the focus of David Gewirtz’s new DIY-IT column, where he took a cord holder create off Thindonaterse and scaled it so he may use the gadgets for various size wires.

Screenshot (341)In order to explain how he did this, he created a YouTube video of the process (see below). The inspiration for the project came of Gewirtz’s purchase of a $9 heat gun; he needed a specific size cord holder for it. Utilizing MakerBot Desktop’s slicing program, initially Gewirtz opened up the Thindonaterse page for the cord holder he wanted to print, and and so he opened his slicing program in MakerBot Desktop. He changed the position of the objects on the bed with a few effortless clicks on the arrow icon, and and so he changed the size of the objects to fit his needs by clicking on the box icon at the bottom of the left hand column of icons inside the software. Gewirtz chose four various size at 100%, 75%, 50%, and 25%–but of course, you may additional customize your sizing based on your actual needs.

Once he set the size which he needed, he previewed them by clicking “Preview” at the right hand top of the page. So when the previewing of the objects on the print bed was achieveed, he sent them to the printing device. This particular print took of 5 hours for the reason of 0.061 pounds of material was utilized.

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Not just is it quite effortless to customize these cord sizes, but createing your own cord management process is not expensive. Gewirtz explains:

printed“To donate you an thought of cost, the role of MakerBot-branded blue filament I utilized cost $48 for two pounds of filament. The four cable holders utilized 0.061 pounds of material. For all four cord holders, which’s of $1.40 worth of plastic, and which comes with the cost to manufacture the rafts. In the video, I estimated which one cable holder was of ten cents, but it’s additional accurately nearer to of fifty cents for the biggest holder. Even so, we are not talking big numbers here.”

Given all of this emphasis on customization, is not it great news which the just thing stopping the printing of an object is which it has to fit on your print bed? And, of course, you can in addition 3D print conclude objects larger than your print bed so long as you understand how to segment the object, print the parts, and and so assemble them via pins, screws, or glue. Custom-scaling understands no boundaries in the brave new world of 3D printing, and Gewirtz shows us one example of how to achieve this in his video “3D Printing: How to Easily Customize the Size of Objects.” Discuss in the Customizing Pre-Designed 3D Models forum over at 3DPB.com.