Collapsing Sith Lightsaber
This Lightsaber has a removable collapsing blade that can be printed separately in a different color. The hilt is designed with a screw on cap which allows the blade to be inserted after its printed. Prints without supports, but you will need a printer capable of printing the hilt 205mm tall.
The blade is compatible with the first lightsaber but since this one has the angle on top it will be visible when collapsed. As a result I included a shorter blade for this version. The hilt is 213mm long with the cap installed but it expands to over 925mm in total length with the collapsing blade installed!
The Lightsaber is designed to be printed with a ,4mm nozzle, so the blade will be two shells thick. I had weird issues with blobs and zits at retraction which I normally don't have until I turned on "wipe" and "coast". I think this is a result of the thin walls with a narrow amount of clearance between the blade segments. Every printer is different but I had good luck with .15mm coast and 3mm wipe, on my MK3.
If you are printing the blade with translucent filament there is no way getting around the seams. I created files for separate blade segments to be printed in vase mode .85mm thick. I used a .8mm nozzle from Filastruder with .5mm layer heights but I am told that a .4mm nozzle set to a .85mm extrusion width will also work.
I planned on printing the blade out of translucent petg that I have in vase mode but it looks like the filament is wet. :-( I'll update it with some pictures if I can manage to dry it out
There is a file named "test print". If this works, you shouldn't have a issue. If it fuses together, I would suggest adjusting your cost, wipe, or extrusion multiplier settings.
6/4/19- file "BLADE-VASE-SITH-4.stl" was the wrong size. I corrected it and reloaded it with the same name.
Additional Collapsing Swords:
Lightsaber (Print in Place)
Lightsaber (Removable Blade)
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