For 3D printing, we were asked to create a teaching prop that was 3D printed using Fusion 360.
Design time: ~8 hrs | CAD Software: Fusion 360
Print Software: Cura |Printer: Ultimaker 2|Print time: ~4 hrs
Link to STL file: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3252252
- Find an image you wish to convert into 3D print and upload image into Fusion 360 as a canvas, scale to size and move to central axis of plane, then click ok. To see image as background while you are working with is change opacity of canvas to ~10%, this will make it easier to see lines you are tracing.
- In Model mode use sketch tool using spline lines to outline each lobe.
- In sculpt mode extrude from sketch change to appropriate # of faces needed.
4. In the sculpt mode modify and fill hole of each side of the lobe. I used the reduced star mode and had to fix some of the T lines before going back to the model environment.
5. In Model mode click create new sketch for each new body part on Homunculus. ( I used a combination of spline lines, concave lines and straight lines.
6. Extrude each body part separately changing the width of the body part on each side.
7. Continue to repeat steps 5 & 6 to create the body parts for the other side of the homunculus.
Print settings: ~4 hours
- layer height: 0.2mm
- nozzle size: 0.4mm
- Wall Thickness: 0.7mm
- Print thin walls check off
- temperature of nozzle: 200 Degree C
- temperature of bed: 60 Degree C
- infill density: 15%
- infill pattern: grid
- Support Generated:
- Overhand angle: 60
- Support pattern: lines
- Support density:20
- Build plate adhesion type: brim
- estimated material used: ~38 g
- material used: PLA