Samsung Galaxy S6 case, stiff, light

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Samsung Galaxy S6 case, stiff, light by MrWhat May 7, 2015
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The original design was intended for flexible filament. It would crack if printed in PLA when mounting on the phone. I made some extra cut-outs so that PLA could flex enough to mount on the phone without cracking.

Since this back is thinner than the camera protrusion, there is also a design for a protective camera ring which can be glued to the back.

After printing this for my new phone, I found http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:814007 which may also make a good starting point for my case. Revision "C" is my first design. The current revision, "D" uses the above template.

I have added an (optional) front face protector. I super-glued some overhead transparency over the honeycomb for extra protection. You can attach the two sides with some cloth for a hinge to make a book-like protector.


Insert the top (camera) part of the camera into the case first. The sides should flex enough to fit snugly around the bottom corners.

If you want extra protection for the camera, print the camera ring, and cement it to the back of the case around the camera protrusion.

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This case is very cool! I only have one issue with it at the bottom of the case by the headphone jack to get it on my phone I had to break it. if you are printing I would recommend you add a little space down there so yours doesn't break.

hello. this case for s6 or s6 edge?

s6. (NOT edge)

Thank you so much for this! you say that the "C" revision is ideal for flexible filament, however I cannot find it in the list of Thing files, has it been removed?

Just made this, and it turned out great!
I made it in PLA and scaled it up by 0.8% (scale 1.008) and it fits perfectly.
First time I tried it on the default scale it cracked when I tried putting it on (the revised one with cut outs) so make sure to scale this up for anyone reading this

Hey, I saw a YouTube video using acetone to make PLS more flexible. After a 12 hour bath the PLS product was rubberised and his print was remarkably flexible. It doesn't work the same with ABS, however a 30 to 45 minute Acetone vapor bath will smooth out the layers and add a nice shine to it. Check it out for your next phone case attempted. Let me know how it works as I haven't tried it yet personally.

Hi! I dont know if its a bad thing to ask but, could you upload the stp file? I am new to 3d modeling and i would like to make a custom case for my s6, when i upload the stp file on Inventor Fusion, i cant change anything.

source was .scad, and is included. I'm not aware of a .scad to .stp converter. I would look for an STL to STP converter... if one exists. I think Blender is popular for manipulating STL directly, but it is tricky.