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Ikea Lack Shelf Bookend (50mm)

by kalonya Jan 29, 2016
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I just printed 2 of these together on the Original Prusa i3 MK3 with currently latest drivers and Slic3r PE with 15% infill (iirc). The print took about 17 hours with 0.2 mm layer height (it was on stealth mode for the last few hours as it was night time).

The thinnest part of the print curled a bit upwards (maybe 1 mm) from a length of maybe 3-4 cm from the tip of the thin part on the PEI sheet after about 1-2 cm z height had been printed. I would probably use a brim for the next time to avoid this issue. Anyway the print still finished with good quality regardless of this small deformation.

This is quite good fit on the Lack shelf but it does not grip onto my shelf at least but easily slides against the shelf surface. Leaning books can easily just push the bookend out of the shelf. I'm considering putting a small bit of double sided tape between this and the shelf to make it stay, but it might be a nicer upgrade to make this bookend a little bit angled inside in a way that you need to bend it outside just a bit to make it fit the shelf. This way it might grab the shelf with enough force to stay in place better without easily sliding off.

I might make an improved version of this at some point, but maybe not any time soon as it was quite a long print anyway.