While getting to know our Ender 3 the knob used to open the drawer unexpectedly broke under very little pressure. My first inclination was to contact Ender and try for a new knob, but it didn’t take long for me to see the value in this mishap and my disappointment turned to excitement. I realized I have a 3D printer, and by the way, who is to say this was not designed this way so that I would have something to print?!
|Ender 3 V2||4095-ENDER-3V2-ND|
|Mfr||Shenzhen Creality 3D Technology Co., Ltd|
|Working Dimensions||8.661" x 8.661" x 9.843" (220.00mm x 220.00mm x 250.00mm)|
|Interface||Linux, Mac, SD, USB, Windows|
|Voltage - Supply||115V, 230V|
|Contents||Sample Filament Spool, SD Card, Spare Nozzles, Toolkit, USB SD Card Adapter|
Rather than print another knob, I decided the replacement should be more of a handle, not require any hardware not supplied with the machine, and be easy to print without having to know how to change a bunch of settings.
There are tons of different design tools out there and while everyone has their own preference, mine is Onshape.
Ender3v2 - Handle Mount.stl (145.8 KB)
Ender3v2 - Handle.stl (925.3 KB)
I use Onshape to create most of my designs. If you haven’t given Onshape a shot yet perhaps you should. It is very good at allowing multiple people to make their own iterations of a project. You can start by editing this file to suit your needs. Click below if you would like to learn more about Onshape in general
If you have found this helpful or even if you have some helpful criticisms, please let me know below!