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Instructions to create your own 3D printed Surface Pro 3 Docking Station Adapter

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  • Category: Document
  • Language: English

Find instructions and files to 3D print an adapter for a Surface Pro 3 docking station so it can accomodate your Surface Pro 4 device.

  • With the introduction of the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, a new Surface Dock is now available and the current Surface Pro 3 Docking Station will be discontinued as the new Surface Dock is also compatible with Surface Pro 3. If you decide that you don’t want to purchase the new Surface Dock, but instead use your existing Surface Pro 3 Docking Station with your new Surface Pro 4 (which has changed dimensions), we have made available an adapter that attaches to your Surface Pro 3 Docking Station so your Surface Pro 4 can snugly hold your new Surface Pro 4. You can get this adapter at no charge (plus shipping and handling) through Microsoft’s Customer Support or through your commercial reseller. However, if you don’t want to wait for this to be shipped to you or you want to avoid the shipping and handling, you can print out your own adapter with a 3D printer. See downloads page for instructions and schematics. Please note that the quality of the 3D printing will depend on the printer used to make these and your 3D printer must be able to accommodate a build volume of 10.3mm x 100.8mm x 285.4 mm. The Surface Pro 3 Docking Station Adapter schematics is available in two different file formats, .STP and .STL. Please choose the format best suited for your 3D printer. Please note that these instructions are for informational purposes only. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY.


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3D-Print-Docking-Station-Adapter-EN.STL0a217738aab06ec20f9ee78105229d55c8191959109 KB
3D-Print-Docking-Station-Adapter-EN.STPa98710e01d3d00ac57558e001441ab527cc85e0740 KB
Surface Pro 3 Docking Station Adapter 3D printing instructions.docx2a97410621d4cea65c1c371c1ee8372c6163fcb51.45 MB

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1

  • Windows 10

Installation Instructions

  • Download the instructions and the 3D printer file to print your docking station adapter