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How I made article 10

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In today's article, I will guide you through how 3D printed an AirPods case using flexible TPU filament. Follow along with this project and share your result in Lizzsews Facebook group.

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What I used:

TPU filament

3D printer 

AirPods

AirPods case 3D print file

Cura (slicing software)


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The steps I took:

I started by researching 3D print files for AirPod cases. I found this wonderful print from Thingiverse, created by quentin01301. I sliced the file in Cura and adjusted the settings for my TPU filament. I used Eryone TPU filament and these were the settings that I used:


215 nozzle temp

60 bed temp

0.2mm height

30mm/sec speed

15% infill - grid fill

Supports yes

Retracting set as per Cura's TPU default


I printed it out and was very happy with the results, although removing the supports was the worst with flexible material. 


It ended up great, I put the case on my AirPods but then was worried I would never be able to get it off lol. What I do is lift the cap on the case, face the AirPods upside down, hold both long sides of the case and push the bottom with my thumbs. This is easier to do also if you have 'squished' the case a bit before using it to make it a little more flexible.


A good thing to note here is that the charging of the AirPods doesn't work with the case on, but you can push the button. 


UPDATE: I fixed the charging of the case by using an X-Acto knife and some small pieces of sandpaper!



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