Spyder 3D World Engineers Collaborate With 3Dponics

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3Dponics recently joined Spyder 3D World and shared their 3D-printable hydroponic gardening systems with our online 3D printing community. Much like Spyder 3D World, 3Dponics is a company that firmly believes in the power of open-source communities and their ability to drive innovation. Source files are included with each of the 3Dponics gardening systems, so community members can modify existing designs and share their findings. This allows users from across the globe to collaborate on common tasks and projects.

Enthused by the opportunity to collaborate with such a cutting-edge project, the engineers at Spyder 3D World printed each of the 3Dponics files and made note of possible design improvements. The resulting design improvements were submitted to the crew at 3Dponics and are available for download exclusively here at Sypder 3D World.

“Spyder 3D World is all about joining communities,” explains Joe Bloomfield, CEO of the online community. “Small businesses have the power to share ideas, make things better by working together, and this collaboration with 3Dponics is a perfect example of how 3D printing enthusiasts are making the entire community better.”

Details for each of the recent 3Dponics system design mods are listed below.

3Dponics Drip System Design Modifications:

Sprinkler Head ( 3/8” and 3/4”) – Holes are included in the design itself, eliminating the need to drill holes after printing is completed. Spyder 3D World engineers also eliminated all of the gaps in the original design.

Tech Specs

SprinklerHead_3-4inch

  • Filament: Abs
  • Print temp: 230-235
  • Bed temp: 95
  • Nozzle: .4
  • Later height: .2
  • Speed for infill: 40mm/s
  • Speed for perimeter: 40mm/s
  • speed for outside perimeter: 35mm/s
  • Travel speed: 60mm/s
  • First layer speed: 12mm/s
  • Flow rate: 100%
  • Infill: 100%

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Silencer – Original design had the cylinder opening as the base (vertical orientation). Spyder 3D World engineers added a flat base to one side of the cylinder and printed the cylinder in a horizontal orientation. This reduces the amount of bridging required to produce the internal baffles, resulting in a cleaner final print.

Tech Specs

Silencer

  • Filament: Abs
  • Print temp: 230-235
  • Bed temp: 95
  • Nozzle: .4
  • Later height: .2
  • Speed for infill: 40mm/s
  • Speed for perimeter: 40mm/s
  • speed for outside perimeter: 35mm/s
  • Travel speed: 60mm/s
  • First layer speed: 12mm/s
  • Flow rate: 100%
  • Infill: 20%

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Support Rod (Square) – A chamfer was added to the inside of the Support Rod Square to print at a better orientation: upward. Reducing the amount of bridging the original design required allowed for a more successful print.

Tech Specs

Square_Support_Rod

  • Filament: Abs
  • Print temp: 230-235
  • Bed temp: 95
  • Nozzle: .4
  • Later height: .2
  • Speed for infill: 40mm/s
  • Speed for perimeter: 40mm/s
  • speed for outside perimeter: 35mm/s
  • Travel speed: 60mm/s
  • First layer speed: 12mm/s
  • Flow rate: 100%
  • Infill: 20%

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Bottle Clips (Inner and Outer) – At first glance, the bottle clip appears to be a flat shape but it’s actually slightly curved. Spyder 3D World designers replaced the curve with a flat surface in order to improve adhesion to the print bed.

Tech Specs

Spacer_OuterClip

  • Filament: Abs
  • Print temp: 230-235
  • Bed temp: 95
  • Nozzle: .4
  • Later height: .2
  • Speed for infill: 40mm/s
  • Speed for perimeter: 40mm/s
  • speed for outside perimeter: 35mm/s
  • Travel speed: 60mm/s
  • First layer speed: 12mm/s
  • Flow rate: 100%
  • Infill: 100%

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Grow Media Basket (V1) – The support frame in the center of the design is more robust. The thin bars in the center of the original design were not ideal for 3D printing. Thicker bars yield more consistent results and are less likely to result in a failed print.

Tech Specs

GrowMediaCup_Version1

  • Filament: Abs
  • Print temp: 230-235
  • Bed temp: 95
  • Nozzle: .4
  • Later height: .2
  • Speed for infill: 40mm/s
  • Speed for perimeter: 40mm/s
  • speed for outside perimeter: 35mm/s
  • Travel speed: 60mm/s
  • First layer speed: 12mm/s
  • Flow rate: 100%
  • Infill: 100%

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drip-system-parts

3Dponics Non-Circulating System Design Modifications:

Bottle Stand – The angles of the cross supports for the legs are less acute, in relation to the print bed. A more vertical angle significantly reduced curling and breakage.

Tech Specs

Bottle_Stand

  • Filament: Abs
  • Print temp: 230-235
  • Bed temp: 95
  • Nozzle: .4
  • Later height: .2
  • Speed for infill: 40mm/s
  • Speed for perimeter: 40mm/s
  • speed for outside perimeter: 35mm/s
  • Travel speed: 60mm/s
  • First layer speed: 12mm/s
  • Flow rate: 100%
  • Infill: 100%

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We encourage you to leave questions or comments for the Spyder 3D Engineers. And, most importantly, feel free to tinker with each the open-source files and share your modifications with the Spyder 3D World online 3D printing community. Remember, collaboration drives innovation and your creative input is welcomed and encouraged.

 
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