Hi folks Your Favourite 3dprinterchat blogger Guilltherme here! 🙂
3d Modeling is just a form of art that can make your imagination explode and manifest your dreams! But…can I really print Anything? Well, this little post have the answers that you are looking for!
The Answer of one million dollars is… NO.
3D Printers need to receive correct parameters to bring your project to life and its just not about the correct sliceing parameters and a good gcode file, it really starts in the beginning of your 3d project! Lets see the most common project problems and how to avoid then:
Thin meshes :
A weak surface may break or twist when taken off the heat bed or deform the entire project during print. The basic solution is make it more solid!
Important: Some projects that have fewer layers just don’t need it as BookMarks, Business Cards, Key Chains and other little flat surfaced projects.
A dirty mesh will result in a huge stl file, more processing time and a good possibility of problems with layers. So check your mesh at least two times over. If you have Blender just open your project there, select your mesh and at edit mode use the option “Remove Doubles ” =] .
How to print TEXT projects ?
Well, if you don’t care about letters moving on your bed or really just want it to happen, then skip this part:
Some possible Solutions:
Create a simple base below the text
On bases you can create something more artistic too just like this
“Glue” the letters together or make a simple back bar/line
Back to the “Flying parts” or “in need of support” models:
What about files like this one?
Yes! But you must be careful in the sliceing software:
If the project have “flying parts” of just don’t have a good enough ground surface its time to provide supports so it can be printed.
In the image we have layers of the last project, as you can see without supports its suicide, so we need then!
How to set the correct type of support?
To set the right one just analyse the project position on the table, if the project have parts “in air” use supports everywhere, if it just doesn’t have a good ground touching area then put it on ->touching buildplate =].
In this project, cut in a mid section, we can see the real importance of that resource, the blue layers are the supports:
Here we have the ready for print supports:
Now you know some basic stuff to understand if your project will be a nice print or a little disaster that will have you clean “plastic spagetti” off your bed, so have fun and make good prints!