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Boeing 737 - 3D Printed FMC

This page is split into three main sections:

Parts Guide

Print Guide

Build Guide

Our 3D Printer of choice right now is the CREALITY CR10 v3

Great print & build quality for the price, Silent and Has a bigger Print bed of 300 x300mm. Karl personally recommends it for his sim build.

Karl's Second cheaper choice is the CREALITY ENDER 3 v2. Smaller printer bed of 220 x220mm. But performs excellently and has a purchase price of around $200.

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It's taken months to produce this fully back lightable 3d printed model of the 737 FMC. It tried to get as much design detail into the unit to make it stand out. Hundreds of buttons were printed in trying to find the correct type that would work well and look good. The carry handle is a separate moving print to add to the authenticity.



It's based around the Cheap 5" LCD display available from eBay. Please ensure you get the driver board as well with your purchase.



Please check out the final build photos. The text is raised to allow true liteflow performance (backlighting) and works amazingly with resin prints. This also works with filament prints but the text is not as crisp.



The parts can be printed on an Ender 3 bed which requires the 220mm x 220mm bed size. The design is split into two parts to achieve this. There is also the single-piece version that can be printed on a bed size of 300 x300mm like the CR10v3.



This design includes 4 different STL versions to suit your needs:



1) Embossed Text for filament printers

2) Engraved text version for filament printers

3) Embossed Text for resin printers

4) Engraved text version for resin printers



This is a simple build! mainly consisting of a faceplate and backplate. There are lots of buttons to print! (69) The time-consuming part is the wiring of all those tactile switches. Some may find this a little difficult. But if you want a cheap working unit that can be built at home, this is it!

 

General Information:

Parts Guide:

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You are going to need the following items to complete this build:

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Component
Description
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Print Guide

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C2 Case Backboard

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 1 hrs

Colour: Dark Grey
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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60 to 71 Number Buttons

QTY:01 EACH (12 in total)
Material: PLA
ETC: 1 hrs

Colour: White
Infill:25%
Support: On
Nozzle: 0.4mm (0.2mm Recommended)
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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72A Letter Base

QTY:30
Material: PLA
ETC: 0.1 hrs

Colour: Black
Infill:25%
Support: On
Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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5B, 6B & 7B Annunciator

QTY:1
Material: PLA

Colour: Clear/Transparent

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3A, 3B1 & 3B2 Backplate

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 14 hrs

Colour: Dark Grey
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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C1 Case

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 17 hrs

Colour: Dark Grey
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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10 to 39 Letter Buttons

QTY:01 EACH (30 in total)
Material: PLA
ETC: 1 hrs

Colour: White
Infill:25%
Support: On
Nozzle: 0.4mm (0.2mm Recommended)
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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41A Action Button Base

QTY:15
Material: PLA
ETC: 0.1 hrs

Colour: Black
Infill:25%
Support: On
Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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5/6/7 Top annunciator

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 0.1 hrs

Colour: Clear/Transparent Green
Infill:25%

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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2 Handle

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 1 hrs

Colour: Dark Grey
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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42-57C & D Action Button Resin

QTY:1
Material: PLA

Colour: Black

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42 to 57 Action Buttons

QTY:01 EACH (15 in total)
Material: PLA
ETC: 1 hrs

Colour: White
Infill:25%
Support: On
Nozzle: 0.4mm (0.2mm Recommended)
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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9A Black Upper Action Button

QTY:12
Material: PLA
ETC: 0.1 hrs

Colour: Black
Infill:25%

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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4b Knob

QTY:1
Material: PLA

Colour: Black

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1A, 1B1 & 1B2 FACEPLATE

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 17 hrs

Colour: Dark Grey
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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41B Action Base

QTY:1
Material: PLA

Colour: Black

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80 Arduino Mount

QTY:01
Material: PLA
ETC: 4 hrs

Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: On
Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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8A Lower Base Action Button

QTY:12
Material: PLA
ETC: 0.1 hrs

Colour: White
Infill:25%
Support: Off
Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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4A Knob

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 0.2 hrs

Colour: Black
Infill:25%
Support: OFF

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

 
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Build Guide

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