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Help with a print (IKEA LED Clip On Light pieces)

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I found a really neat part on Thiniverse for mounting the IKEA LED light strips.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:346378

I am having trouble sorting out the best way to print the Controller Mount piece, Cura can't seem to generate the support material for it if you set up the thick part to be the bottom. The portion that would "hook" into the Ultimaker needs some help

I updated Meshmixer to the latest version and for the life of me, I can make a part lay flat on its grid. I can move it all over the place but figuring out where the grid stops/starts...well....I can't sort it out.

Chalk this up as a Newbie question I suppose...!

 

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that controller mount should have been designed in 3 separate pieces. If you can get a hold of the step file from him, I'll split it into 3 pieces for you... it will be much stronger than having those thin arms printed in the Z axis. Actually Solidworks will convert simple .stl's to step file, so If I have some time tomorrow I'll see what I can do.

Not really familiar with Meshmixer so good luck with that, someone else around here uses it daily, I'm sure.

 

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The controller mount should be decomposed in 2 brackets and 1 support that would attach to the brackets through a push-slide configuration. This way you can print each part in a "natural" position and have no overhang/support issue, not to mention the mechanical resistance problem that the original design expose.

The re-design could be easily done in 123D Design, for example. Just import the STL from Thingiverse as a model and start designing the 3 individual parts.

 

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