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Basic modular desk organizer

Creation quality: 5.0/5 (1 vote)
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3D model description

Inspired by IKEA paper desk organized for half the price.

Works great with small objects, shorter and longer pens. Because objects are loose you can move them around to fit your needs best.

3D printing settings

Tested with Cura/Ender 5/PLA/Nozzle 0,4mm

Printing Time
Approximately 4 hours 54 minutes
on settings provided below for all objects at once. Usually the quality is better when you print objects separately.

Layer Height: 0,28mm
Line Width: 0,5mm
Wall Thickness 1.0mm (stl file has 1mm walls)

Printing Speed: 40.0mm/s
Travel Speed 180.0mm/s

Combing Mode: All (less stringing)

Retraction settings – Optional
Retraction Distance 6.0mm
Retraction Speed 25.0 mm/s
Retraction Minimum Travel 0,8mm
Minimum Extrusion Distance Window 16.0mm
Combing Mode: All

Build Plate Adhesion – Highly Recommended
Build Plate Adhesion Type: Brim
Skirt/Brim Minimum Length 250.0mm
Brim Width 5.0mm

Brim Width: 4.0mm

My settings for PLA
Printing temperature 200.0*C
Bed temperature 50.0*C

Adaptive Layers
[x] Use Adaptive Layers
Adaptive Layers Maximum Variation: 0,04mm
Adaptive Layers Variation Step Size: 0,04mm
Adaptive Layers Topography Size: 0,2mm

Aesthetics of the top layer
I recommend rotating top layer to 90 or 0 angle so the side will look better (it's possible in Cura). Here's good tutorial on that:

Top/Bottom Pattern Angle: 90
Top/Bottom - Extra Skin Wall Count: 1→0
Wall Line Count: 3→2, less walls - sharper look
Outer Wall Inset: 0→0.2

Retraction settings are from CHEP video:

You can use Arc Welder Cura plugin, because it can make curves smoother. Here's good explanation from Makers Mashup: how this exactly works.

Line Width
Cura default Line Width 0.4mm to Line Width 0.5mm but you can go up to 0,56mm with 0,4mm nozzle.
This will reduce printing time further and maximize the model strenght.

Mesh Fixes
If you get blobs during layer printing you can modify Mesh Fixes. I didn't test this setting with this model, but I will use this settings for my next prints.
Maximum Resolution: 0,5mm
Maximum Travel Resolution: 0,7mm
Maximum Deviation: 0,05mm

3D printer file information

  • Design number: 753302
  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • desk organizer 03 base.stl
    • desk organizer 03 tower low.stl
    • desk organizer 03 tower.stl

    Learn more about the formats

  • Publication date: 2022-06-12 at 19:29


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