Brain Salad

My first 3D print

No, I did not finish my 3D printer yet, but I have done my first 3D print.

The cap for the wind shield liquid container of my car broke (it’s old, very old), and I needed a replacement.


I came to my computer, took some measurements and drew it in FreeCAD. It was a bit of a challenge, because I’m not exactly an expert in 3D design, but I managed to pull it through (with some help from this youtube clip).


Once I finished the design, I opened 3DHubs, learned the difference between PLA and ABS plastics, and chose a hub to print it for me.

After some discussion with the hub owner, the part got printed and I picked it up the next day.



It needed a bit of sanding in order to fit. This was expected, since I wasn’t 100% sure of my measurements. And it fits.


STL available here: Capac.stl.