An FDM enclosure

A project log for KELPIE: Subtractive Synth for Keyboard Controllers

A portable, cheap, and easy to use, monophonic + polyphonic digital synthesizer for use with a MIDI controller

kenneth-marutKenneth Marut 02/08/2020 at 02:360 Comments

Just printed the first "official" FDM version of the enclosure. I think it turned out as well as I could've expected. I had to mess around with SImplify3D's "thin wall" settings quite a bit to make sure the ribs of the enclosure were properly filled in. There's a pretty stark difference in appearance compared to the resin prints, but this is a much less intensive process, and requires zero post processing and no support structures, so it definitely would scale better for small quantities if I'm manufacturing these at home (or if anyone is interested in printing their own enclosure). I may try to experiment with different top/bottom colors to keep things interesting. Either way, I'm pretty satisfied with the overall print, and definitely impressed with the infill. 

More updates coming soon!