This one is not for the faint hearted.
The clearance between the cubes is only 0.1mm.
I don’t own a fancy high end printer. Just a simple I3.
Print SLLLOOOOOWWWW and reduce 3-5% of your normal extrusion rate.
I’ve added a test link so you’ll be able to tune your print settings before the real thing.
This is one of the more challenging parts within the model (to print and clean).
The connection link should face up.
Work with the direction of the hinges. Twist so the top sides of the cubes to face each other. The leg of the inner support will snap when you’ll free the cubes.
The pyramid that support the link from below is hollow. Use a wire cutter to cut it tip. Insert the cutter to the hole in order to firmly grasp the pyramid from the side, and twist to free it from the link.
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