TRUE 1000 FEET FLEXIBLE MILLIPEDE 3D PRINT Using BLENDER STL REMIX

Introduction: TRUE 1000 FEET FLEXIBLE MILLIPEDE 3D PRINT Using BLENDER STL REMIX

This shows a simple workflow to modify existing stl files simply with blender and end up with awesome custom models without having any major 3D modeling skills

MODEL CAN BE FOUND AT : https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/35516-1000-feet-flexible-millipede-print-in-place-flexib

Step 1: STL MODIFICATION

The initial model is an awesome mode to print, check it out at https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-mill...

PLEASE CHECK THE VIDEO FOR MORE INFORMATION !

The basic process is :

- masking individual module from the initial stl

- Using Array modifier to multiply the module and have as many links as we want

- Curve it to make it fit into a 210*240mm area to print it on a standard prusa MK3

- Use a decimate modifier to reduce the quality of the model to reduce it's size when having hundreds of links.

- Export it as an stl to slice and print.

Step 2: Slicing and Printing

Depending of the file size, you will need quite a lot of RAM or even crash the slicer. This is normal

I used a 0.6 nozzle with 0.3 layer height to reduce the print time to less than 24H

PRINT SUCCEEDED FIRST PRINT

Uses a lot of retraction, around 50 000, so bowden extruder might have some issues.

Need perfect first layer, if too much adhesion or leveling issue, you may need the use of a raft, which will add some additional post-processing.

If any link breaks during usage, using hot glue to glue it back together works perfectly and is not noticeable.

ENJOY THE FIRST AND ONLY REAL MILLIPEDE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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