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Mechanical Dragon

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3D model description

Hi, here are the complete set of parts to print an automaton of a flying dragon with any 3D printer! I did it for my kids, they loved it, I hope you will like it.

You'll get the full set of STL to print, with clear photo instructions about assembly (which is not tricky at all).

No extra assembly part required except for some cyanoacrylate, and a bit of PLA wire for wing joint.

Let me know in case you encounter any trouble.


3D printing settings

A properly tuned machine with good first layer and bed adhesion is required.
Most parts are already well oriented for printing, except for the 2 wings that require to be flatten using your prefered slicer.

Some illustration of how to print the whole thing with 2 batch on a 25x25 print bed are proposed in the images.

Classical parameters for printing : 0.4 extruder, 2 or 3 walls, 30% infill, 0.2 thick layer, 4 layers for top & bottom

The whole thing uses ~105g of PLA (55g for the mechanism, 50g for the dragon), and takes an overall 12h printing time at 40mm/s

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL and ZIP Folder details Close
    • BASE_cross.stl
    • BASE_part1.stl
    • BASE_part2.stl
    • DRAGON_body.stl
    • DRAGON_head.stl
    • DRAGON_leftwing_REQUIRES_FLATTEN.stl
    • DRAGON_neck1.stl
    • DRAGON_neck2.stl
    • DRAGON_paw1.stl
    • DRAGON_paw2.stl
    • DRAGON_paw3.stl
    • DRAGON_paw4.stl
    • DRAGON_rightwing_REQUIRES_FLATTEN.stl
    • DRAGON_tail1.stl
    • DRAGON_tail2.stl
    • DRAGON_tail3.stl
    • MECHANISM_balljoint_X2.stl
    • MECHANISM_clip_X2.stl
    • MECHANISM_connecting_rod_X2.stl
    • MECHANISM_crank1.stl
    • MECHANISM_crankshaft.stl
    • MECHANISM_lever_body.stl
    • MECHANISM_lever_crank2.stl
    • MECHANISM_lever_crank3.stl
    • MECHANISM_lever_neck.stl
    • MECHANISM_lever_tail.stl
    • howto.zip

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  • Publication date: 2022-08-25 at 12:48

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