Introduction: 3D Printing - Table Foot Replacement
I would like to share my experience in 3D printing on replacing the wooden cork used as table foot. Glad i finally did it after so many years. Upgrade from simple DIY 10 years ago to higher tech now with a 3D printer. How time flies!
Step 1: Create 3D Model
Take measurements and create your 3D model.
You can print one at a time, or create all of them in a single solidworks part file.
Generally, the area of the base should be bigger than the cross-sectional area of the leg for increased stability.
I opted for a square base with fillet edges than slowly morphs into the hollow cylinder to have the leg of the table inserted into it.
Step 2: Let the Printing Begins!
Printing at 340microns, fill density 20%.
Not sure why, this red PLA seems to print better than the white one used in my previous projects.
If anyone has similar observations, please share and confirm with me.
I bought my filaments from here:
Step 3: Remove and Replace for Comparison
Pretty good huh? :)
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