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by CCVirginia
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Poor horizontal-supported surfaces.
Replies: 21
Views: 14334

Re: Poor horizontal-supported surfaces.

I reprinted this with a "process" layer for the problem area. I configured the outline shells set to 100 so there would be no infill in that area and also reduced speed a about 25% as well as set the supports as "insta" suggested. As can be seen from the picture it is much better, indicating that th...
by CCVirginia
Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noob 101 - Designing your own parts
Replies: 13
Views: 4978

Re: Noob 101 - Designing your own parts

E) Oh..one other thing...what do you guys think are the top 3 repositories to find complete/free models you can just download and print? My minds been going a mile a minute with all the stuff to print...was thinking about a simplistic wind turbine since I have about 4-5 dc motors just lying around....
by CCVirginia
Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Poor horizontal-supported surfaces.
Replies: 21
Views: 14334

Re: Poor horizontal-supported surfaces.

Any reason you aren't using the version of the part with the built in support? The print pictured was done with the built-in support, I have tried both. I think I see what is going on. The mostly horizontal surface is at an angle and, perhaps, a slight bow - so the layers would be "terraced" in som...
by CCVirginia
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Poor horizontal-supported surfaces.
Replies: 21
Views: 14334

Re: Poor horizontal-supported surfaces.

If you look at the gcode preview for that file, you will see that the layers want to curve in and start doing a little wiggle over the support on each layer. Wiggles over a support would seem a bad idea, is there any way to stop that? I think that is the pattern seen, even when printed over the "bu...
by CCVirginia
Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Poor horizontal-supported surfaces.
Replies: 21
Views: 14334

Poor horizontal-supported surfaces.

On several models that have horizontal or near horizontal overhang I am getting an odd pattern of single threads, even with support (See picture - center of Guantlet). I know this is the "big challenge" of FFF, I am looking for advice to make it better. The model I am using to illustrate this is the...
by CCVirginia
Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Difference In Printed Cubes
Replies: 35
Views: 13155

Re: Difference In Printed Cubes

Interesting! As for the movement of the filament, not my area of expertise at all - but I would think the movement would be largely governed by the largest radius with which it comes in contact - this would not change. Of course in theory, theory in practice are the same - but in practice they are d...
by CCVirginia
Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Difference In Printed Cubes
Replies: 35
Views: 13155

Re: Difference In Printed Cubes

What???
The pressure would change the shape of the filament but not the amount, so unless there is slippage it should not change the extruder multiplier.
by CCVirginia
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Different Versions of Extruders
Replies: 10
Views: 5156

Re: Different Versions of Extruders

While I have not needed to yet, the time may come when I want to clean or change the V4 nozzle. Question is, how? The nozzle its self fits a 12mm wrench, but I don't see anything on the other side that would fit a wrench and would not want to break anything. The other side is all covered in the heat...
by CCVirginia
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 29
Views: 15715

Re: Windows 10

For the POP mail configuration. There is something special you have to set in DNS to enable auto configuration of mail servers. I don't remember the specifics, but I'm sure you could find it without much trouble. Of course, this assumes you (or a sysadmin) can modify the DNS.
by CCVirginia
Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Layer fill
Replies: 14
Views: 6311

Re: Layer fill

What causes the ghosting?