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Movie Friday: These 3D-printed movie circumstances preserve your 35mm and 120 movie protected on-the-go: Digital Images Overview

That is the 35mm three-pack movie case, printed with PolyMaker PolyTerra PLA Matte Black on a Prusa Mini+.

In final week’s installment of Movie Friday, I briefly talked about the storage circumstances I preserve my 35mm and medium format movie in when out capturing. At the moment, I’m going to offer a quick overview of those 3D-printed canisters, which I first got here throughout on Thingiverse, a web site devoted to sharing 3D information for printing.

After buying my first 3D printer, a Prusa Mini+, I began wanting round free of charge 3D information I may use to dial within the settings. In my search, I got here throughout an array of photography-specific prints, together with a set of 35mm and 120 movie circumstances from Thingiverse person amass3d.

The aptly-named 135 Movie Case and 120 Movie Case listings¹ on Thingiverse include a pair of .stl information that may be put right into a slicer (a program required to generate the gcode information utilized by 3D printers) to make both three- or five-roll circumstances for holding customary 35mm movie canisters and 120 rolls of movie.

In comparison with different movie circumstances on Thingiverse and comparable platforms, these explicit units stood out the the flexibility to select between two totally different sizes and codecs to suit your wants. As somebody who shoots each 35mm movie and 120 movie on a semi-regular foundation, it was good to have clean-looking choices for each codecs and two sizes to select from.

That is the 120 three-pack movie case, printed with Prusament PLA Galaxy Black on a Prusa Mini+.

As with all 3D fashions, getting settings proper will seemingly require some tinkering in your slicer and together with your 3D printer. However after you have them dialled in, the prints come out completely unbelievable. The pockets for each 35mm movie canisters and 120 rolls of movie are cosy, however nonetheless permit the rolls to slip out simply. The lid on the entire fashions may take a while to loosen up after initially printing it, relying in your settings, however as soon as the nub used to carry the lid in place is worn down a bit, the lids simply come off when you want to get the following roll.

As long as your 3D printer setup permits you to, these information ought to work with practically any filament sort (and even resin, in the event you’re utilizing a resin printer). I opted for polylactic acid (PLA) filament for my fashions and whereas nowhere close to as powerful as PETG or ABS, my canisters have held up by means of fairly a little bit of use and abuse in my digital camera bag.

As is the case with all 3D printer articles, the important thing right here is that I’ve a 3D printer readily available. When you exclude the price of my 3D printer, these three- and five-pack circumstances from amass3d price me roughly $1.50 value of filament to print (I used Prusament PLA Galaxy Black and PolyMaker PolyTerra PLA for my canisters). To that finish, this actually isn’t the most cost effective choice in the event you don’t already personal a 3D printer or have entry to at least one (many libraries and universities provide 3D printers to the general public for minimal price). However, in the event you do have entry to at least one, or don’t thoughts utilizing an internet 3D printing service, these circumstances are a beautiful resolution to protecting your movie protected and safe throughout your travels.

¹ All the 3D information for these circumstances are licensed below the Inventive Commons – Attribution – Non-Industrial license. This implies you should use the information as you see match, as long as you credit score amass3d when sharing them and don’t use the information for business causes.

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