August 29, 2022 FDM hotfix. Slightly thickened the side mesh to ensure all slicers would properly render the sides of the basket.
Pro Wash Taco Basket Version 1.5
Designed by Vu Le, DDS on August 28, 2022
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Provided “as-is” for educational and research use only.
Only the version 1.4 file has been printed or tested at the time of publication. The 1.5 versions have not been tested. Use with caution, and not under deadline pressure.
Any other use is at your own risk. This is not sanctioned by, reviewed, supported, or approved by Sprintray.
There are three variations provided.
Pro-Wash-Taco-Basket.v.1.5.fdm.stl – One has cross bracing for stiffness and durability.
Pro-Wash-Taco-Basket.v.1.5.fdm.stackable.stl – The other omits the cross bracing to allow both faster print time as well as the ability to stack multiple copies of the basket.
Pro-Wash-Taco-Basket.v.1.4.fdm.stl – The build shown in the Instagram/Youtube video. This has large square grates and carry handles. This is the only file included in this package that has been printed and tested at time of this writing.
Print bed size is 195x123mm. I recommend the Prusa MK3.
PETG filament is recommended for its resistance to high strength alcohol
Use an 0.4 or 0.6mm nozzle size. No supports should be necessary.
Stringing is inevitable; use a heat gun carefully to remove it. You may print with PLA for less stringing at the cost of shorter lifespan.
Adding a skirt is highly recommended; this is a large model with a high potential for corner warping.
Using glue on the print platform is also recommended for the same reason
Pro 95 version instructions
The FDM version in PETG is recommended for long term resistance to 91-99% isopropyl alcohol. If your only 3d printer is the Pro 95, then print the DLP files.
The main difference is the orientation of the hex grid. It’s rotated to minimize bridging. The basket is also divided into three units to fit within the print volume of the Pro95. If you had access to a large enough SLA printer, you could print the FDM version instead.
Any resin you have on hand should work, but all of them will eventually absorb the alcohol and begin to swell and/or weaken. Expected lifespan is unknown and will vary greatly between resin types.
One version is provided with the supports built into the model. This version is recommended for most.
If you feel comfortable generating your own supports, a “BYO supports version” is supplied. If you don’t mind trimming the big foot layer, the “byo supports” model may be printed without any supports at all.
The Sprintray Pro 95 or Pro 95s is recommended. The 95s will have a smaller bigfoot effect if you are printing the “byo supports” file without any actual supports.
To wash in the Pro Wash, remove the basket, hang a basket off a pair of the hooks, and wash as usual. You may rotate the basket 180 degrees and repeat another wash cycle to ensure complete cleaning.
Wash and dry the residual alcohol from the model.
This version of the model is within the published capacity of the Pro Cure 2, but it has not been fitted or tested in it.
If it fits, cure with the recommended profile for the resin you used.