In anticipation of receiving my Espressobin board, I’m trying to get an enclosure “printed” using the STL file produced by GlobalScale.
This should produce two parts as shown here.
When I render the STL file, I’m shown both the base and the top together. When I tried one company about 3D printing the enclosure, I was told it was impossible – the two parts should be in separate files. Now I don’t know enough (yet) about STL files to know whether they can contain two or more connected parts and whether they could be “ungrouped” and printed separately, but can anyone else clarify the use of this STL file?
We’re going to send this file to a product designer and have a few modifications made, so anything that is editable should be fine. But a variety of formats would be preferable (if it’s not too much trouble).
We can start with an STP file, but I think one of the designers asked for a CAD file.
Once we modify this file we could probably post it here in case anyone else is interested in the changes.
Agreed. I tried printing the bottom with support material, but this causes a single layer of support which is too thin to stick together. I can’t peel off this support because tiny pieces keep breaking off.
I could try printing the model upside down, so that the support sticks together well enough that I can just flex it off. This usually works. But it would be much smarter just to design the case so it lays flat.