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by BaronWilliams
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Gigabot or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 4121

Re: Gigabot or not?

I am not surprised. The bed is aluminum after all. While the bed I use is not that off, that 0.020" (0.508mm) variation is reasonable for aluminum. The best aluminum typically has a flatness rating of 0.015"-0.020" for 1/4" thick sheets. For better flatness, thicker sheets need to be used. This is o...
by BaronWilliams
Thu May 26, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: "Erode First Layer" Feature Request
Replies: 15
Views: 6644

Re: "Erode First Layer" Feature Request

+1

Having a Horizontal size compensation setting that's specific to the 1st layer would solve this nicely. I posted about this in another thread. It seems that this subject keeps popping up.
by BaronWilliams
Thu May 26, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Programmed Pause
Replies: 19
Views: 8721

Re: Programmed Pause

+ 1 This is quite useful for a lot of different purposes. Although there are ways to do this already, if you dig deep into the software. But they aren't so convenient. There are times when I want to embed magnets into a printed part. There are 2 ways to do this. One method requires making 2 profiles...
by BaronWilliams
Thu May 26, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Slow down for small loops?
Replies: 68
Views: 27653

Re: Decreasing speed of small perimeters

+1, This Small Perimeters feature is one advantage Slic3r has over Simplify3D. This is handy, especially when printing very fast. For long straight lines, you can print quite rapidly without much quality issues. But for sharp corners or small radius turns, printing fast can easily cause quality issu...
by BaronWilliams
Thu May 26, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Reduced Edge First Layer
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Re: Reduced Edge First Layer

+1 I ran into this issue the other day. Yesterday I had to spend some time post processing a part to remove this 1st layer swell because I forgot to account for it in my model. On the Gigabot prints I typically get a swell of 0.18mm on the perimeter of the 1st layer when I print a 1st layer at 0.27m...
by BaronWilliams
Thu May 26, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Gigabot or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 4121

Re: Gigabot or not?

My experience with the Gigabot XL version 3 so far is the following when compared to a MakerBot Replicator 2, MakerBot Replicator 2X, and FlashForge Dreamer: The Gigabot XL prints quieter. Prints with less ripples/waves. Print dimensional accuracy is higher and more precise (side walls are amazingly...
by BaronWilliams
Wed May 25, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Gigabot or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 4121

Re: Gigabot or not?

Yesterday I printed the largest item I've printed on the Gigabot. It was a 400mm tall Eiffel Tower. This is a FAST LOW RESOLUTION print using 0.3175mm layers. This print doesn't in any way showcase what the printer is capable of at high quality settings. 20160525_083744_1280x720.jpg 20160525_083758_...
by BaronWilliams
Tue May 24, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Gigabot or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 4121

Re: Gigabot or not?

I just started using a GigaBot XL (version 3) at work. Print quality so far is similar to most other printers I've used (MakerBot Peplicator 2, 2X, FlashForge Dreamer). The machine is amazingly quieter than the smaller printers, which is something I didn't expect. I guess because of the shear mass o...
by BaronWilliams
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: [ADDED] Dissolvable interface between the print and supports
Replies: 18
Views: 10231

Re: Dissolvable interface between the print and supports

Very interesting! So, in your experience at the same settings like distance, support infill,.. PETG and PLA bond less than say PLA on PLA presumably because of the different chemistry? At my favorite filament supplied PETG at 40€/kg is slightly more expensive than PLA at 20-30€/kg. It would still b...

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