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Parametric IPA Tank Strainer Basket

by beam-d Feb 10, 2019
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Hi, and thanks for the OpenSCAD remix of my strainer basket. This is something I had wanted to do, especially because I wanted people to be able to easily generate their own sizes through Customizer. But I just haven't ever taken the time to learn OpenSCAD well enough. I have already directed someone here who had asked for a custom size but did not give any dimensions. In case there are any Fusion360 fans out there, I did recently post my final F3D design files which are also fully parametric.

I just got finished using my basket again tonight, and it is still perfect after almost a year. Please post a photo if you do a print of this. I am curious how the split handles print. I originally had a split design on handles in the center of the basket's edges, and they were extremely difficult to print and weak on tall designs which is why I left them solid over the whole corner. You might want to consider changing back to this or making it a configuration parameter. Additionally, you may want to tune the thickness of the walls between hexagons so that they are exactly two extrusions thick which helps with print speed.

Hi, and thanks for the feedback.
I finally got the container so I did try printing the basket.

I changed a bit some defaults parameters, like the thickness of the border and the hexagons thickness and I increased a the handle size.
I also added a parameter to make full handles. I printed it on my anycubic i3 Mega with a layer height of 0.2mm. I set the speed a bit slow (30mm/s), and it came out quite good. I added some pictures.