Replacement button for this suitcase. Factory part broke at hole.
Print from ABS if possible
Medium for hole, or fine, or mix
I sliced this in Simplify3D and used the variable settings wizard to make the slightly sloped surface of the button smoother, just for cosmetic reasons.
Printed in ABS, PLA would work but not as strong.
3 shells all surfaces, and 50% infill for strength since the arms of the button flex every time it is used and I wanted to increase stiffness.
In ABS, I printed with a brim of 20, not needed for PLA.
Trim any brim material.
I used an Exacto knife, but be careful not to cut yourself.
Designed in Spaceclaim based off original
Measured the original.
Designed first pass
Compared and tested.
Designed 2nd pass