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alidaf
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Orientation for Mini parts

Does anyone know the advised orientation for the Prusa Mini parts? I printed a new display cover and now I'm hooked into replacing all of the parts with a different colour in ABS. I also printed the REVO support and the colour clashes with the orange!

Best Answer by fuchsr:

For one of my Minis, I printed all parts in Prusament Neon Green PETG (BTW, worst filament I've ever used). But it's been a while, and I just checked and of course I didn't keep the 3mf files ☹️ Looking at the Z carriage I do believe these are the correct orientations. If you check the preview, the front part actually has little in ways of overhangs, and if you turned it around to lie flat, it'd be much worse. I don't recall for certain but I'm quite sure I printed without supports, or otherwise I'd have kept the 3mf files as reference.

Posted : 06/06/2022 7:02 pm
fuchsr
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RE: Orientation for Mini parts

Prusa parts  usually print in the orientation the STL is in. 

Posted : 06/06/2022 8:06 pm
alidaf
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Orientation for Mini parts

Thanks. I'm just looking at the z-carriage though and the 2 parts orientate differently wrt the bearing grooves. Also, I  would have expected the large hole in the front of the z-carriage front to be mounted flat to avoid using supports since the top of it has a layer that overhangs by 2 extrusion widths. I'll try them as they come but may need to add supports at a few locations since ABS doesn't bridge too well.

Posted : 07/06/2022 6:34 am
fuchsr
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RE: Orientation for Mini parts

For one of my Minis, I printed all parts in Prusament Neon Green PETG (BTW, worst filament I've ever used). But it's been a while, and I just checked and of course I didn't keep the 3mf files ☹️ Looking at the Z carriage I do believe these are the correct orientations. If you check the preview, the front part actually has little in ways of overhangs, and if you turned it around to lie flat, it'd be much worse. I don't recall for certain but I'm quite sure I printed without supports, or otherwise I'd have kept the 3mf files as reference.

Posted : 07/06/2022 10:12 am
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alidaf
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Orientation for Mini parts

It is printing as I type, without supports. Thanks for the help.

Posted : 07/06/2022 10:14 am
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