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9/16 in. wrench

by ow3n, published

9/16 in. wrench by ow3n Jul 7, 2012

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This is a 9/16 in. wrench made in Sketchup and printed with a MakerBot Replicator. I laser-engraved the surface after printing and gave it to my dad. Couldn't think of a thing that we had passed back and forth more times than this.

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Did you try to use it? Or is it purely decorative?
Try Slic3r or Cura. Cura especially is very good at support material.
I noticed that too. I can update it here or link to yours. Email here: owenmundy.com/site/contact

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Download, print with a 50% in-fill and support structure.

Did you try to use it? Or is it purely decorative?
Any chance you could post the Sketchup file for this?
ow3n - in reply to mikeq
Here you go. I found the original in the wild and edited it in Sketchup to be able to print it. 
mikeq - in reply to ow3n
Great thanks! I was modifying it in Sketchup when I noticed that the box wrench side is not correct. It is not 9/16" like the open end side. The person who made it, created it so the points in the box wrench were 9/16" not the flats. I have resized it to be correct if you need it.
ow3n - in reply to mikeq
I noticed that too. I can update it here or link to yours. Email here: owenmundy.com/site/contact
I tried printing this, but after it lays down a few layers of the open ended side of the wrench it then tries printing the rest. Problem is that the rest is up a few layers and it just prints that in air, which does not work.

I know how to set 50% in-fill so I guess the big question is: how do I activate “support structure”? I’m assuming this is the key element I’m missing. I'm using Pronterface with slicer.
I used ReplicatorG (0034 though I suspect this option hasn't changed much) and selected "External support" in the "Use support material" drop-down in the Generate Gcode dialog box. Not sure if you have that option?
Ah ok you're using a makerbot. I downloaded ReplicatorG and see the setting you're talking about, but I am using a RepRap Prusa Mendel so I don't think the gcode will work on my machine.

I have to check if I can make this happen with netfabb or something.
Try Slic3r or Cura. Cura especially is very good at support material.
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