3D tools serve their purpose well when you need a solution and there is no commercial equivalent available in market. For example, you might wish to some specific connection from a hidden or uncomfortable corner as per your convenience. Let’s say it’s a printer connection located behind the distant end of your bed. You might have to crawl under the bed to reach it every day for every small thing. An AC to USB charger cannot always meet all your expectations in this respect. This is the point where 3D Printing and Designing can come to your rescue.
First things first, you will have to learn a bit about safety and tools needed for this task. In terms of tools, you can always begin with all the basic things required for any simple 3D Design job which will include digital callipers, digital protractor, and a few others. The next is about safety, protractors as well as callipers are pointy objects. Even the laser range finder that you will use for this purpose can be unsafe for your eyes. It is advised to read the manual before using any of these objects. The hot end of 3D printer can get heated up to 200 degree Celsius.
The next part deals with commercial products under which you might need a four-port charger, extension cable, 14” zip tie along with an extension cord. You can purchase all these parts from any hardware store or best from some online store like Amazon. Make sure to take proper measurements before you put anything for 3D printing. You can use the digital protractor for measuring odd angles over the USB charger as per the point where you wish to place the new connection. Once you are done with this you can move over to 3D designing of the new connection. For better details, you can watch these videos: https://youtu.be/zUQkz6-j7HU, https://youtu.be/WUZwdlCd0w0, https://youtu.be/49fQaJKhBrY.
Proper measurement of the dimensions would always help ensuring the best design. You might have to make one or two hit and trial errors before coming up with the final design. It is true that parametric design allows the users to trace back their steps in case of any mistake, it is best to make a test before moving on. For slicing you can always use Dremel Idea Maker slicer, although any other software associated with your printer would also do the job.
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