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Encasing parts in 3D Prints


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Posted (edited) · Encasing parts in 3D Prints

Well, I had an idea the other day as I was faced with a missing magnet for a safety reed switch on a piece of equipment and came up with the idea that I could probably 3D print one, pause the print, set the magnet inside the part and let it finish the print and encase the part inside.

 

I did and it worked and I then found it was a common thing you could do and I hadn't just made a great discovery. Lol

 

Here's the result

 

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Top view where you can see the magnet inside.

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The next day I then had the idea that maybe I could encase a reed switch in a 3D print and make a part myself instead of paying $150.00 a piece.

 

Sure could, here's the results.

 

Reed switch is placed very close to the front, you can't see it though, it's about 3 or 4 layers in to keep it from getting wet.

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Back side where the wires come out, I ended up making a template of the wiring channels I made in the piece so I could prefab the wiring before the print was ready so it wouldn't be stopped for too long.

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Lastly, a top view

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I figured I epoxy the opening where the wires come through and that should pretty make it ready to install.

 

Turns out Cura actually has a "Pause print at height" feature, either at a MM level or layer height, who would've thought?

 

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Posted · Encasing parts in 3D Prints

Thank's, Not even looked there before.

 

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    Posted · Encasing parts in 3D Prints

    Me neither, I just googled it and found out about it after I manually did it.

     

     

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