Understand the Limitations of 3D Printing Technology
All 3D printers function slightly differently, so don't forget to do plenty of test prints!
We highly recommend that you avoid 3D printing any parts that contain snap geometry, such as connector pins, standoffs, and corner connectors. It is very difficult to reproduce a snap geometry via 3D printing that achieves both the necessary precision to have a snug connection while still remaining durable enough not to break on its first or second use. We suggest that all 3D printed VEX IQ compatible parts should be designed with only holes, to be mounted using existing VEX IQ connector pins, standoffs, and/or corner connectors.
As always, be sure to follow all guidelines and procedures for your specific 3D printer model.
Share Your Creations
Do you have any questions about using a specific model of 3D printer? Did you create a cool VEX IQ compatible element? Looking for fun ideas for potential parts to make on your 3D printer? Let the community know through the VEX IQ Forum!