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LEGO Brick Separator

by shark2145 Jan 26, 2016
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I've been trying to print this with ABS on the Monoprice select mini printer with no success. I have 2 questions for you:

1.- Which is the layer height you recommend in mm?
2.- You wrote "should optimally be printed upside down", you are saying that I should print it with the "lego" word facing down the printing plate? as in your third picture?

Thankyou very much!

1.- I recently printed one of these on my Taz 5 at .2mm and everything came out pretty well. I would recommend the finest layer height that you can consistently avoid "spaghetting" at, as to preserve the structural integrity of the two tabs in the actual separation end of the piece.

2.- Yep. I'd personally recommend printing it with the axle (lego) side facing down, with supports, as that can help to keep the tabs from getting messed up.

Thanks for the make btw. Really appreciate it!

Your welcome! thankyou for the design! I'll be trying to impove the printing with the monoprice select mini. I'm new in 3d printing world, actually your design was my first print. Is there a way to share the gcode here at thingiverse after I succeed in order to make it easier to new printers :)?

I would be happy to post it for you. Just shoot me an email at 2018ChmMarS@share.wilsonsd.org

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when i open the stl file in Cura and slic3r it comes up super super small.

The design was made in Inventor, and scaled in inches. From what I'm aware of, there is a setting in Cura that allows you to convert the model's dimensions to an alternative unit, such as inches, from the default millimeters. Alternatively, you could just scale the model up by a factor of 25.4

the scaling worked great, thanks!