Multi-Material Frankenstein Light Switch
by JuliaTruchsess, published
Liked ByView All
Give a Shout Out
If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.Print Thing Tag
I wanted to improve the realism of LoboCNC's fabulous knife switch by printing the "conductive" parts in copper-colored PLA and the handle parts in wood PLA, so I separated the pieces and added dovetail joints. I also closed off the opening in the nubbin so that the lame ivory toggle of the actual switch is not visible (not shown in the photo).
I also made the handle fully round, since it prints vertically and support is not an issue.
For the baseplate I set a pause in the Z-Suite slicer at 39%, just above the surface of the plate. I printed the bottom of the plate in MeltInk silver PLA, then at the pause switched to Octave "Copper-Infused" PLA.
The switchbars are printed in Octave copper-infused PLA; the handle, crosspiece, and nubbin in FormFutura EasyWood™ Ebony (the nubbin in the photo is 3dom "Wound Up" coffee-based filament, but I ultimately changed it to ebony wood). The dovetails fit perfectly for me so that glue is not required, but a drop of superglue would make it even stronger.
A Z-Temp temperature control was used to lower extrusion temp to 215º for the silver and copper parts, and 225º for the EasyWood™. Support angle was set to 45 (light) and 30 (light) respectively, and support was easily removed. The slicer generated no support for the nubbin due to "enable bridging" being ticked.
Dual print fans running at 100% were used for all prints and no bed heat.
Upgrade this Thing with Thingiverse AppsCustomization
Edit, personalize, or revise this ThingPrint Fulfilment
Order a print of this ThingTools and Utilities
Repair, slice, or enhance this Thing
Multi-Material Frankenstein Light Switch by JuliaTruchsess is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
What does this mean?
- You must attribute (give credit) to the creator of this Thing.
- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is allowed.
Show Some Love
Say thanks by giving JuliaTruchsess a tip and help them continue to share amazing Things with the Thingiverse community.Tip Designer
We're sure JuliaTruchsess would love to see what you've printed. Please document your print and share a Make with the community.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. It’s even easier to post a Make via the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store).