Multi-Material Frankenstein Light Switch

by JuliaTruchsess Dec 1, 2015
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Interesting that you uploaded it on my birthday. How'd ya know?
Im amazed by the few designs of yours I checked out, but I have to tell you about the extreme trepidation I would have in printing an electrical device cover from conductive filament. The obvious flaw is if the switch malfunctions and causes the cover plate screws to become energized, or even the conductive backlayer.
One type of printing Im playing with is wireframe. My most recent is Rodins Thinker, using HIPS. I also did Crouching Woman in wood-filled, but solid. WIreframe is neat, but conjures up issues where the nozzle is trying to make a triangle, and a short radius curve (like thinkers leg) with an overhang. Supports of any kind are disabled, at least in CURA. You have to babysit the entire print, and if...really when...the filament decides to extrude into thin air, you have to have a thin rod handy to hold steady near it on the next pass to let it cool close to its intended spot, hoping the next pass will catch it and re-attach to the structure. You can check my youtube channel for my prints...none so grand as yours however. A perfect search term would be "crouching woman wood pla" , or "thinker wireframe".
Wow, thats a lot more than I originally intended to type about the switchplate...hehheh.
Have a great weekend.

These filaments are not conductive at all, the metal content (if any) is extremely small.

Excellent addition!