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Optimus Prime Transformers - Print Optimized

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Update: 08MAR2020 - Corrected Black_001.3mf, Black_001.stl, and files.7z to include the canopy for the med-bot.
Update: 15MAR2020 - Corrected Grey_004.3mf, Grey_004.stl, and files.7z to include the neck joint. Added missing_neck.3mf and missing_neck.stl in case you already printed Grey_004.
Update: 15MAR2020V2 - Added another neck piece and corrected files.
Update: 19MAR2020 - Added some pictures of my print.
Update: 23MAR2020 - All files have been corrected and re-uploaded. This should be the final iteration of this model.Added my pictures to the images folder.

THIS TOOK FOREVER! I modified dwgundam's original models in Microsoft 3D Builder. I broke apart all the stl's and rearranged all the parts to match colors for printing and corrected the orientation.

Since you can't upload folders to thingiverse all the files are loaded individually. FOR PROPER FOLDER STRUCTURE EXTRACT THE INCLUDED 7-ZIP.

For printing, all the model have been color coded and ordered by number for convenience. Print one of each of the slt's in the Gold_stl folder. I originally had as many pieces in the stl's(included in the Old_large_Layout folder) as would fit on the print bed at 200%. After a failed print, i decided to break up the models into smaller chunks. Almost all the files require supports. MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO SUPPORTS IN THE PIN HINGE HOLES!!!! I printed mine at 200% and optimus comes out slightly larger than a bottle of water.

Original Model and design by dwgundam:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4085313
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3942474

3D printing settings

I used PETG to print all parts. Printed at .12 with 12% infill. It is a little ragdoll-ish and i need to figure out a way to stiffen some of the joints.

For the 200% model I used two and a half rods of .055 piano wire.

Tools used:
Dremel with dental and tooling bits.
sandpaper - 80,120,220,500,1000
quarter sheet orbital sander
Cordless drill with 1/64" bit
Really good wire cutters.
flush side cutters
razor blades
45w r/c shock oil, but any lube should work
super glue

  • 3D file format: 3MF, STL, and ZIP

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