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3D Printing by Cameron Coward

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PROJECT7

Dust Collector

Project Time: 45 minutes

A dust collector is a simple little device you feed your filament through. Inside, a small sponge catches any dust that was on the filament. Dust can cause some major headaches in 3D printing, including nozzle clogs, so it’s best to avoid the problem altogether by using a dust collector.

This project also gives you the chance to experiment with parts that are designed to fit together, helping you get a feel for the accuracy of your 3D printer and how to design parts that fit snuggly. So boot up that computer and let’s get started!

Create a New Part and Revolve the Body

Go ahead and open your CAD software to create a new part in millimeters. The basic design of the dust collector is pretty simple: ...

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