I converted the Turning Point cap to an STL file and uploaded it to Thingiverse for whoever wants to 3D print it.
is that just one side, or is it the whole thing?
also thank you!!
does it require supports?
Most definitely. I haven’t printed it myself, and I probably won’t, but no matter which way you orient it, it will require support, unfortunately.
ah okay. =\ I’ll try to print, but my printer doesn’t do supports too well.
Good luck! Let us know how it turns out.
will do. printer warming up now. I’m just printing a smaller version, my printer bed is only 5*5 in, but It should handle it I think.
Going to try to cut it in half and print 4 quarters. We’ll see.
If my tiny version works out I’ll probably do the same.
You could try to take the outer surface and just print something in that shape in two halves. You should be able to approximate the weight with low infill and weights added after. Alternatively, the print becomes way easier if you remove the two little nubs on the bottom, which can be replaced with separately printed rods.
very true. I find that for just a whole one, having it rotated so that the core and one side of the disk is touching the bed.
Thanks alot! can anyone with cad skilz make a model with the hollow space on the underside filled in for a more printable version?
I’ll try, but no promises.
I tried for a while on Fusion 360, by adding a bottom surface to it, but every time I put it in my slicing software, (S3D), even at 100% infill, the hollowness of the cap was still present. I am not sure if anyone else knows how to make it work, but I am out of ideas.
I am currently 17 hours and 45 min into the 36 hour print for 1/2 of a cap. Will post results when (if) it finishes.
I find that for just a whole one, having it rotated so that the core and one side of the disk is touching the bed. for the issue regarding the printer or while taking the suggestions for printer you can visit hp printer offline windows 10 and you will get the best solution.