Well, it’s a start anyway!
I have to say I’m very impressed with the design that went into this. Not just the project overall (I love the simplicity and elegance of it), but even the small things on the individual parts. For instance, the change from the big recessed hole to the small screw hole in the “X2 Idler.”
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If it had been a direct change from the big to small hole - if layer 16 had been like layer 20 - it would have required supports. Supports are not a huge ordeal and I have my support settings dialed in so they’re not too difficult to remove. But, they can still be a pain. But the transition steps at layer 16 and 18 make supports unnecessary. By designing in those straight edges, that creates bridging rather than a circle printed in air (since the blue perimeter lines will be printed first). That amount of bridging is so small and insignificant that Simplify3D doesn’t even recognize it as bridging. The printer handles it no problem. No supports are needed.
It’s such a small thing, but it really speaks to the quality of design and the thought and time that went into every part. And I learned something about design just by slicing this one part! Incredible job, Ryan.