Tag Archives: 3D Printing

3D Printed funnel – how to print in vase mode

My wife asked me to print a funnel. I realised that I have never before printed anything in vase mode. The first attempt gave me a nice funnel, however only the narrow bit of the funnel has been printed in vase mode. The wide part got an unwanted seam.

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I have quickly realised the angle is a key factor. The wide part of the funnel had 45 deg. angle. I changed that to 50deg and… voila 🙂 The printer is printing perfect seamless funnel 🙂

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Geeetech I3 Pro W – 3D model of the printer

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The Geeetech I3 Pro W is one of the cheapest 3D printers on the market (2018). It suffers from some design issues. One of them is not enough rigid frame. To make the entire construction of the frame stiffer, I decided to make an 15mm thick acrylic frame. To do that I also had to create the 3D model of the printer first. If anybody needs the 3D model of the printer, the STP for downloading is here. Please note I tried to make everything as precise as possible, but I do not take any responsibility for any problems.

My personal filament settings

eSUN 1.75mm PLA PRO Plus (PLA+) 3D Printer Filament Material 1KG Spool
yellow – 225 (sometimes 220 or 230), bed 70

eSUN 1.75mm PLA PRO Plus (PLA+) 3D Printer Filament Material 1KG Spool
black –

GEEETECH PLA Filament 1Kg spool for 3D Printer,Vacuum Packaging, Red, 1.75mm
red – 205…210 (sometimes 220??), bed 70

Geeetech 3D Filament, PLA Filament 1.75mm 1KG, High Quality Reliable 3D Printing Filament For 3D Printer, Color: Green
green – 205…210, bed 70

ZIRO 3D Printer Filament Carbon Fiber PLA 1.75mm 0.8KG Spool – Black
facebook: 225, bed 65C first 4 layers, then 45C

extruder: 105 microsteps
z axis: M8 1600, lead screws 400

Typical layer thickness should be 25%…75% of the nozzle diameter

3D printed cable chain for Geeetech I3 Pro W printing bed

Just to save cables I decided to 3d print a cable chain. All stl files can be printed without supports. The chain will be printed in one piece, needs a bit of force to brake it. If you decide to print it I do not take any responsibility for any problems.

The first file is a stiff bit of the chain. Print on the side so no supports needed. File is here.

Then you need 13 chain bits. In the stl file there is 10 so you need to print the file twice. File is here.

Chain-bracket-lower file is here.

3D printed cable chain for Geeetech I3 Pro W extruder.

Just to save extruder cables I decided to 3d print a cable chain. All stl files can be printed without supports, some supports have been added inside of the stl files and can be easily removed afterwards. The chain will be printed in one piece, needs a bit of force to brake it.

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If you decide to print it I do not take any responsibility for any problems.

STL File: lower-arm-assy is here

STL File: 5-chain-bits is here. It does not bend, needs to be bonded to lower arm part.

The next part to be printed is flexible chain. I needed 13 bits, so the stl needs to be printed twice. You will get 20 bits so you will end up with some spare ones. File can be found here.

Last part is the extruder bracket. Download here.