iPhone 7 Plus Slim Bumper Case
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Today I’ve got something hot off the printer for all you iPhone 7 Plus owners out there. After designing a few iPhone 7 cases I had a number of requests to make the same cases for the iPhone 7 Plus. I've used the same minimalist look while still making it easily printable. It's designed to protrude slightly on the front and back to absorb any knocks, scratches and impacts... plus it let's your phone cool down much better than a full case will :)
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There's now two versions of this case. The original design and a newer version that is 0.2mm longer in length and width. The slightly more loose version is denoted with 02mm in the name. My personal preference is for the original design but YMMV.
Here's a link to a video showcasing the original iPhone 7 bumper but since it's essentually the same but smaller I thought it would be useful to see:-
In case you are after a case for the smaller iPhone 7 then you'll find them here:-
Fitting to your phone is easy, just put the end in first and then on a flat surface push down on the top until it snaps firmly on. An example of fitting is in the video at 2:40.
You can check out my other designs here:-
Supports are needed as this should be printed with the rear of the case facing up just as the STL file appears. The reason it's not the other way around is that the detail on the back will likely be blemished by any supports.
I now mainly use Simplyfy3D to slice for three main reasons;-
- the supports come away beautifully and
- for items that rely on tight tolerances (like this case!) it prints the most accurate that I've used and
- You can specify different print settings in a print so for sections with detail you can reduce layer height and for uniform sections you can increase it and get great looking prints done fast!
I suggest printing with 4 perimeters and 25% infill as there's only a handful of grams of plastic in this so don't skimp.
I suggest printing this in an improved PLA (see below) or other filament that's strong and tough.
Beware: Not all PLA's are made equal.
Most of my prototypes and a good proportion of final prints are with an 'improved' PLA from Esun called PLA Plus (sometimes called pro) and it's tough and definitely not brittle and it's really cheap too. Some other moderately priced improved PLA's I've used are Filamentum, Prusa Brand & Colorfabb Economy PLA.
I haven't tried Hatchbox, Matterhackers, Taulman InPLA and Filaform Pro PLA but I hear some good things about them.
I also use a few better quality name brand PLA's for special one off jobs like phone cases and these are quite a bit better than the Esun though up to triple the price... though bare in mind this print in the pricey filament would still only cost a couple of bucks.
For the best looking prints with a fair bit better toughness than the Esun I use either Polymaker PolyMax PLA or ColorFabb PLA PHA. If excellent toughness and strength is a priority then the Polymaker PC Max polycarbonate is the one I'll always reach for and the finish is still good too.
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