With Wurp’s “simple model slicer” and OpenSCAD you can easily slice up a large model into smaller parts for printing. While the script, is as the name suggests, simple it is also elegant.
Wurp’s solution to the limitations of his print area was to design a script that can chop up a model into different cube shaped sections. As you can see from the image of his Cooling Duct above, he was able to slice that model into three large segments that could be printed separately and then assembled.
Interestingly, there’s no special reason for using a cube shaped. You could just as easily use cube shaped sections with symmetric keyed spans along all of the edges. That way, you could conceivably print several models and just slot them together right off of the print bed – without having to spend too much time actually designing the connections.
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