3D Printed Ball Joint without Dissolvable Support Material

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This model can be done in one print without the use of dissolvable support material
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Step 1: Go to Thingiverse

1. Go to Thingiverse to download the .stl file for the ball joint.

Step 2: Create gcode

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2. Use ReplicatorG/Makerware/etc. to create the gcode for the print. 
Print the file (I used no raft but full support with a 15% infil, .2 mm layer height and 2 shells)

Step 3: Print!

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3. Print the file. Knock out the support material that is used for the ball part of the print. Now, the ball should be free to swivel inside the housing. 

Did you fabricate this model at TechShop? Could you explain what you would use this part for?
TChaint (author)  audreyobscura1 year ago
No, I just got a Replicator about a month ago! This is a WIP for an adjustable desktop iphone stand.

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