Top 5 3D Printable Tools. Surely those who have a 3D printer know that they will continuously need various small and large tools. Allen screws, screwdrivers, various keys, etc., etc. Let’s see together what can be 5 solutions to have our work corner well organized. At the end of the article you will also find a gallery with the objects I made with the PLA Eryone (link to the filament review).
Top 5 3D Printable Tools: the handle for allen keys
We start with an object to make the Allen keys more comfortable to use. Very often the allen keys are small and uncomfortable to use. With this print of a couple of hours we solve the problem very well. At the end it is a support for each measure 4 – 3 – 2.5 – 2 – 1 mm where you insert the individual allen and then it is screwed to the small handle. Very simple and fast, especially easy to print. Personally I print it with an Ender3 (review HERE) in PLA at 195°C and magnetic bed at 55°. Layer height 0.2mm at a speed of 60mm/sec. I recommend the use of a minimum of Brim to facilitate the adhesion of small pieces.
Top 5 3D Printable Tools: the nozzle organizer
Let’s move on to a small organizer for nozzles. It seems trivial but having them arranged in good order is definitely better than keeping them scattered in a chest of drawers or in an envelope. This is also a quick and easy print. You can print both sides together. Also in this case I print it with an Ender3 (review HERE) in PLA at 195°C and magnetic bed at 55°. Layer height 0.2mm at a speed of 80mm/sec. The holes are slightly small, in fact I personally scaled both the parts of the model to 105% to have a more comfortable entry.
Top 5 3D Printable Tools: the screw sizer
Very often reading the instructions we have to use the M3 X mm screw and punctually we do not find the caliber or a ruler. With this practical accessory we can establish in a few seconds the type of screw and its diameter. Not to mention this is a very simple print of few minutes on which we can also try the technique of color change by choosing the model with the letters in relief. For this model I have always used an Ender3 with the PLA Eryone to 195° and magnetic bed to 55°. Layer height 0.2mm at a speed of 80mm/sec.
Top 5 3D Printable Tools: PTFE cutting helper for cutter
When you have extrusion problems, or hot-end occlusion, very often we have to replace or cut a part of the PTFE tube where the filament flows. As we will explain in the article we are realising soon how to maintain the 3D printer. This is an operation to be carried out periodically.
First of all it must be said that you do not have to cut it with scissors or bolt cutters, as they would crush the edges ruining them. The solution would be to use a special tool, but we are hardened makers and we use the 3D printer also in this case. Simple and fast this guide allows us to use an ordinary cutter to obtain a straight and clean cut in complete safety. Choose the right model for your tube, usually for 1.75mm filaments. Similarly I have used an Ender3 with the PLA Eryone to 195° and magnetic bed to 55°. Layer height 0.2mm at a speed of 80mm/sec.
Top 5 3D Printable Tools: the rotary base for painting
In conclusion, to close this Top 5 3D Printable tools we see a really useful accessory for those who love to finish their work by painting them. This rotating base even if rather long to print it is extremely solid and stable even with heavy objects. Its peculiarity lies in the row of plastic balls for soft-air on which rests the upper floor. For example you can find these in Chinese shops for 1€ in 1000 bottles! So the movement would be very fluid and continuous.
This base was printed with an Anycubic i3 Mega with PLA Eryone (Amazon) at 210° and bed at 60°. Having no particular details I used a 0.6mm nozzle with layer height 0.3mm, speeding up the printing. However I suggest to coat the surface with paper tape to be replaced every so often otherwise the old paints would stick to the new jobs.
If you need a larger base, for large objects, however printable with any 20×20 printer here you have another link. Be aware, however, that in this case you need an 8x25x7 mm bearing.
You can find the PLA on Amazon in many different colors: