Nadine H. Tuhaimer

Fab Academy 2018 | How to make almost anything

3D Printing

FDM Printed Parts

3D Printing is an Additive Manufacturing technology that turns digital design to tangible 3D objects.
You can see more details on how I learnt about this technology in the 3D Printing Week. The machine I used is the Ultimaker 2+.

I have designed multiple parts in my final project to be manufactured using 3D Printing.

The first part I decided to print is the back part of the box that carries the water tank and electronics.

After I saved the file as STL, I opened it with Cura. I used the following settings:

The print took 15 hours and needed 30 minutes of post processing to be able to remove the support generated in the tracks.

The next part I printed was the left and right joints. I also used Cura asn set the same settings.

The print took around 11 hours and the result is seen below.

The last thing I printed is the funnel. The funnel was self supported and didn't need any support. I used the same settings as before since I used the same material and the results were great.

The result is seen below and I so much like how it turned out!

SLA Printed Tank

I decided to print the water tank using SLA since I want it to be water proof.
The printer available in the lab is the Form2 and I used clear resin to print the tank so I can see the water level.

The settings I set in Preform are seen below.

I tested the tank by filling it with water and leaving it over night to make sure it doesn't leak. When I came back the second day it was all good :)

You can download the STL files HERE.

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