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This is my make of my own TL-Smoother Plus v1.1 case (with lid).
Printed with Filaments.ca Econofil PLA at 100 mm/s (infill and inner walls 100mm/s, outer walls 50 mm/s), at 230 C.
Nozzle size was 0.4mm, and layer height was 0.2mm.
possibility to create this version for 3 tl smoothers please ? thanks !
Sure, very much like to do that and make sure you can’t reach the inside. Can you email me the .STEP file or f3d?
I just uploaded the .step files for you on the thing page:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2839586/#files
Thanks... just used it for measuresments and did do a complete remake. With save air vents as you requested!
I will do a 2 boards version also in a minute.
Thanks for the inspiration!
These things need cooling? Or getting hot and melts PLA?
No, they don't need cooling. They do get warm, and the case gets warm, but so far it's well below the temperature at which the PLA would deform. I just did an hour-long print and the lid was warmest above the TL-Smoother for the extruder, and it felt like it was maybe 30 or 40 degrees. (Warm, but not hot to the touch, and definitely below 60 degrees.) The temperature also seemed to remain consistent throughout the print, so I believe it won't get any hotter than that on longer prints.
Lastly, I have fairly high-torque motors that require a high amount of current (2.4 A max), so I expect my thermal conditions to be near the high side of the range. Your thermals will be different based on your stepper drivers and how much current they're putting out, but I expect the case will work OK for most people.
I'd definitely invite a remix of the lid that adds a grill just to get some airflow though. Just make sure the grill spacing is small enough so that dropping a screwdriver or screw on it won't go through and short it. That's my pet peeve with case designs on Thingiverse. :)