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For my smartphone Galaxy Note 4 i've already tried many cases to print and use. Pretty much everything that's offered on thingiverse at designs, I've tried. So far, unfortunately, there was none created/designed especially for flexible filament like TPU or similar.
That's why I created this design with the Fusion360 software. Since I am not yet a Fusion360 professional, it was also a very good training to familiarize myself with this very complex CAD tool.
After several hours I had created the first case and already printed. Looks very good and it fits very well, the flexible filament is ideal for such purposes as it is very good and easy to process (almost like PLA), but on the other hand has really just the flexbility needed for such purposes.
Below are some pictures of the design printed with TPU in different shades:
I have now published the design on thingiverse, it can be found under the following link:
In order to change the backside with logos, font, icons, smilies or similar, I created another design with fusion360, which has a cutout in the back. This section can then be provided with a separate inset separately created with fusion360, which then contains the respective logo or icon.
Here are some pictures of how it might look like when printed:
The grid structure is not implemented in the design but comes out by settings of the CURA Slicer (Zero Top- / Bottomlayer).
This design is also published on thingiverse and can be found here:
The flexible TPU filament from sainsmart was easy to print with my delta 3D printer anycubic Kossel Linear Plus. The printing speed was set to low speed (20mm / s) to avoid filament jamming at the extruder.continue...
For a long time was looking for a suitable and easy to print smartphone holder for the car. The design should be as flexible as possible adaptable to different smartphone dimensions, be stable and easily removable. For the latter requirement, I finally arrived at the attachment to the ventilation slot, in which case, in particular, the stable design and solid print of the attachment is important.
At #Thingiverse I found what i was looking for. The selected design consists of a total of 4 parts, is very easy to put together and meets all my needs. In addition, it also looks nice, or can be customized by color of the filament to the individual needs or the color environment in the car. Another advantage is that all parts are only plugged together and thus quite simply everything can be disassembled again, or, for example, the attachment to the venting slot can be printed several times and the rest can then be simply relocated as needed in the car. In my BMW 225xe there are ventilation openings in the dashboard on both the driver's side and the passenger side, and there are also suitable openings in the middle. I will therefore print the attachment directly in the appropriate amount and then attach to the openings, so then depending on the needs Samrtphone holder can be attached to the various places in the car.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so below is my printed object as I mounted it on the driver's side:
This is how it looks when my smartphone is plugged into the holder:
Overall, everything is very stable during the ride, nothing wobbles or makes noises, even during fast cornering, there are no problems. Below is the link to my make on thingiverse:continue...
Printed this nice phone stand scaled bigger with some cheap pla filament in transparent and grey with filament change, needed some few support structures, took about 5 1/2 hours to print on my anycubic i3 mega, but result was worth it.
Link to the design on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1246350continue...
Meanwhile, my anycubic 3D printer printer is slowly getting hot and is almost permanently in use. The required filament is then consumed in the appropriate quantities. This raises the problem, what to do with the empty filament spools, throwing away would be too bad!
Surely there must exist a good and meaningful application. After doing some research, I found a solution. On thingiverse a design is available with which one can use the open-source software openscad to print a slot adapted to the respective coil dimension, which can then be used as a small parts box or similar. I've modified this design to my needs and also released it on thingiverse as a remix: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3198728
Thus, it is now possible to use the empty filament spools as a collection container for small parts. In addition, the so converted coils can then be stacked on top of each other and serve as a space-saving small parts magazine. Have converted to an old IKEA table leg made of metal, because the coils could be pushed with the inner diameter just above it and stacked so. The following photos show my solution:
Customized spool drawer from #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/make:573494continue...
The following hob cover was "clicked" together from parts of a thingiverse available design. The original design on thingiverse can be found here.
Photos of the finished print and assembled design:
FlexMesh blocks snapped together for cover of induction hob from #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/make:573264continue...