M2 Motor Mount: Better-looking Cable Cap

An objection was raised to my original cable strain relief technique with the PETG motor mount:

M2 Motor Mount - PETG installed - cable brace
M2 Motor Mount – PETG installed – cable brace

The proffered replacement had a difficult-to-print orientation:

M2 Motor Mount - Cable Cap - original STL orientation
M2 Motor Mount – Cable Cap – original STL orientation

Which Meshlab’s Manipulators Tool rotated by 90°:

M2 Motor Mount - Cable Cap
M2 Motor Mount – Cable Cap

And that printed without any drama (or support), at least after I sliced it to use a single perimeter thread that could cope with the arch:

M2 Motor Mount - Cable Cap - on platform
M2 Motor Mount – Cable Cap – on platform

Then a few pretty cable ties wrapped everything up in a decorative package:

M2 Motor Mount - Cable Cap - installed
M2 Motor Mount – Cable Cap – installed

And that’s that…

Memo to Self: Bang on the ␛ key to get out of whatever mode the Manipulators Tool gets wedged into.

2 thoughts on “M2 Motor Mount: Better-looking Cable Cap

  1. Recent vintages of Slic3r can now do rotations on all axes. Check the contextual popup menu when you click on an object.

    1. And so it can!

      I’m pretty sure I’ve never other-clicked on the preview. [sigh]

      Thanks for the cluebat whack…

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