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Prusa i3 MK2(S) Heatbed cable cover 30 degrees for IKEA Lack style enclosure (updated)

by neeper Apr 15, 2018
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What is the best way to print this? As it appears in the preview? Supports?

Hey Mauber, is there a filament type you recommend for this? Will PLA work? Or is PETG necessary?

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Hi neeper,
first of all thank you for the part. I'm writing to you because I've noticed a problem when the printer reaches the back left corner. In this situation the cover touches the extruder and the print fails. I attach a picture that can explain better the issue.

Hi mauber

Ruedli modifed the model to be 30 degrees, it works now on my printer.

Hi mauber

Sorry for the very late reply. You are absolutely right, I didn't realize this. I tried to make one that sticks out a bit more back, but it still collides with the cables for the heat block. Will update if I find a good solution.


just wandering: pointing upwards seems an interesting idea, but has someone tried 30 degrees?

Hi Ruedli

That is a good point, perhaps it sticks out a bit more in the back, combined with a lower angle could make it work, I'll update if I make it work.


Hi Neeper, if you can make the files available as a Fusion 360 archive, I can help you making the update and trying it out. Not experienced in other CAD programs I am afraid...

Hi Ruedli

I've uploaded rhino version, .3dm and also STEP file, you should be able to open both in Fusion I think. It is a new deeper version, file names ending in 6mm deeper.

Hi Neeper,

Thnx for the files, I entered the step file in Fusion, and modded it into a 30 degree variant. New stp file, fusion 360 archive and .stl are attached.Maybe the "deeper" is already OK, but now we can try 30 degrees, when the 6mm is not enough. You could add them to your design files, if you think they are OK. Basically I "cut" out the 45 degree part, rotated one part by 15 degrees and used the "loft" command in Fusion to connect the parts again.

Since I have an MK3, I wonder if it works, probably need to mod it further ;-)

Cheers Ruud

Hi Ruedli

I finally found some time to test it out. This works on my printer, just exactly, but the best compromise with the enclosure I think. I update the files to your models.

Hi Neeper,

Nice, let's see if this also works for @mauber.

thank you for all your work. Lately I didn't haven much time for the 3d printer, as soon as I can, I will test the new part.

Finally I tried the new version (6mm deeper) and it works correctly. With this configuration the printer can stand in the enclosure for a few millimeters, but I tried different prints and I didn't have problems. Thanks for your support.