First few Prints

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midget214
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First few Prints

Post by midget214 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:27 am

Finally got my printer calibrated (sort of). Here are my first few calibration block prints
(The one outlined is the final block I printed this weekend)

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And here is my first object (Portal companion Cube). The details on the top did not print as well as I wanted, but its a good start.

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Re: First few Prints

Post by michaellatif » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:22 am

Looking good! I tried to print the companion cube as my first print 8 months ago, it didn't go as well as yours :-).
You may need a fan pointed at the print object to help with the top/small print areas and maybe slowing down the print.
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Re: First few Prints

Post by midget214 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:22 am

Yeah, thats my next step. To slow down the print speed though, I guess this is done in slicer? From what I can see there are quite a few settings that I can play with.

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Re: First few Prints

Post by michaellatif » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:33 pm

midget214 wrote:Yeah, thats my next step. To slow down the print speed though, I guess this is done in slicer? From what I can see there are quite a few settings that I can play with.

Yeah, you can do this in Slic3r, I enable cooling and in there is an option to slow down prints if layer print times are less then X seconds. I think this will work even if you don't have a fan connected.
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