Question Looking for help with a 3D printed part

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Joe Goodxrvn

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What 3D CAD program do folks with 3D printers use for design. Looking for Freeware as I need to design (document) a small part to get "Printed" with ABS. The part is a mounting surface for a small electronic controller. It is a simple rectangular part 2" x 3.25" with a 100 degree bent flange, 1.125" deep, along the bottom edge along the 3.125" edge. 1/8" thick with ends capped at an angle for strength.

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I use Fusion 360 by AutoDesk. I started with TinkerCad which is a web based tool. Tons out there, find what you like the best. 3D CAD has a steep learning curve, it's not easy but if interested you can learn it. YouTube is your friend, as you know.
 

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I have a draft of the design in Fusion. I am struggling with filling in the top with a mounting surface with a 3.175mm thick surface that covers the entire plane. How do I attach a Fusion image?
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Probably have to use separate components and then join them. You would convert the existing body to a component, add another component, etc. The AutoDesk Fusion Facebook group can probably help you far better. I'm dangerous enough to get by!
 

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Ok here is the part. Anyone interested in Printing in ABS or other hard plastic for a reasonable sum + shipping? I'll forward the Fusion image to you.

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Come on @Joe Goodxrvn - order that printer :) You've got the bug now! It doesn't stop here!!!
 

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it's on the list.....
 

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Found a local printer for this project. Appears a bit rough but should work for intended purpose.

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Looks kinda like the “slicer” was also a dicer. :ROFLMAO: As long as it works for the intended purpose, it is good, however.

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A few minutes with some sand paper
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