Workin' on learning OpenSCAD so that, eventually, I might get half as good with it as I am with Fusion 360.
It requires a very different mental state, and I'm not sure I like it--but I -can do- it.
Their tutorial is pretty good. In these early chapters, I find myself jumping ahead a bit. My end code isn't the same as their end code.
I think that means--so far--that I get it. #3DPrinting
Trying out some new slicer settings, see if I can't cut down general printing time AND, hopefully, fix some layer adhesion issues.
Fingers crossed! #3DPrinting
I got my print time for five (5) little mask straps down to two hours (from ~5). I:
✅ increased layer height to 0.32mm from 0.2mm
✅ increased print speed from 50mm/s to 60mm/s
✅ TURNED OFF IRONING 🙄
That puts them at the approximate advertised printing time of 15 minutes.
✅ making your #3DPrinting design available with suggestions for material, support, infill, and more
❌ "Hi I'm a designer I designed a thing here's an STL file!"
COVID-19, 3D Printing
I've had this new printer for probably two weeks now, and today is the first time I'm attempting a face shield visor.
I don't think people recognize a few things about #3DPrinting:
1) Every printer is different. Every filament is different. We can get settings from other folks that set us ahead somewhat, but there's still a "dialing in" process.
2) Materials are different. They have different properties. Different projects need different materials.
Okay, I've got some hopefully decent settings for printing PETG on the Ender 3. Giving a fairly simple model a shot and praying for:
🔲 decent layer adhesion
🔲 minimal stringing
Okay. Extruder stepper and flow settings are, I believe, dialed in. #3DPrinting
Okay. Got my extruder steps calibrated. Working on my flow rate for my slicer settings now. #3DPrinting
Buddy, I had to put this whole boy together, but it's working #3DPrinting
Currently watching a video on assembling my new Creality Ender-3. (This was my birthday gift from my parents.)
There's more to it than I expected.
Gonna try not to be too daunted, though. Watching through this, then going to further sort out my parts and follow along. Wanna get an idea of the steps before I try to undertake them.
Maybe by later tonight it'll be turning out a first good print. That's the goal. #3DPrinting
Right, then. I've finally taken a spool of filament out of my dry box and set my printer to making some Z stabilizers, with belt tensioners next to come.
It's time to get this machine working again. #3DPrinting
I baked a spool of filament tonight to try and bring it back to life. Running a print now and hoping for the best. #3DPrinting
I need to find a 3d modeler for designing printed items in Linux. I'd use Fusion 360, but it's not available.
Huh. My OctoPrint is reporting that this object will take FAR longer than the slicer thought it would.
To the tune of 3.5 additional hours.
We'll see? #3DPrinting
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