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by billyd
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Solid Print?
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Solid Print?

Printing solid is more difficult. The reason is if you are over extruding more than a small amount, you will have problems with top surface quality because the nozzle will be dragging across the surface as it prints leaving unwanted marks and depressions. It will also tend to make the print over siz...
by billyd
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: How to change slice direction
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: How to change slice direction

Not sure exactly what you mean. If you want the part printed differently, you can rotate the model about the X and/or Y axis and slice it like that. To do that double click the part, and then look for the rotations section that pops up on the screen on the right side. Enter a delta of 90 degrees in ...
by billyd
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: How to get a preview of you MACHINE
Replies: 11
Views: 9200

Re: How to get a preview of you MACHINE

I use two printers a Taz 5 and a Replicator 2. Both have stock printer STLs. However, when I switch from the replicator2 to the taz 5, the replicator2 model remains with the taz 5 volume. If I have the taz5 stl on the screen and switch to the replicator2 it correctly switches to the replicator2 stl....
by billyd
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: OK, Time to Start Yet Another "Where is Version 5? " Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 16071

Re: OK, Time to Start Yet Another "Where is Version 5? " Thread

Is this some sort of NSA psychological experiment to determine the patience level of consumers?
by billyd
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Sphere printing issues
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Sphere printing issues

I see this from time to time on my prints and I think one possible reason is there is a build up of error in the slicer and when it gets to a certain value it suddenly shifts the path to correct. I know my printer doesn't have a problem, and it only seems to occur with certain geometries. I'm about ...
by billyd
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Printing a Sphere on a raft. One pass
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Re: Printing a Sphere on a raft. One pass

Be a nice feature if it did infill first and then outline. This is probably coming in V5. If you're still alive 100 years from now, maybe it will have shipped. :evil: Your best bet is probably to use a very small layer height (.1mm or less) until the overhang tangent angle gets past 45 degrees to ge...
by billyd
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Keeping Simplify3D from skinning all objects
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Keeping Simplify3D from skinning all objects

If you use two processes, one for the block and one for the cylinder, they will each have top and bottom filled surfaces for the number of layers you specify in their individual process.
by billyd
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: To much infill
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: To much infill

Silly question, but did you set the infill percentage to 0%?
by billyd
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Best eSun PLA+ settings?
Replies: 6
Views: 2459

Re: Best eSun PLA+ settings?

ps off topic but I use a 60 degree C bed with hairspray on glass and get excellent results with PLA. Never comes off the bed when printing and when cool the PLA pops right off. Leaves the hairspray on the glass and can get dozens of prints before I have to clean the glass and put new hairspray on. I...
by billyd
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Best eSun PLA+ settings?
Replies: 6
Views: 2459

Re: Best eSun PLA+ settings?

Set the support angle so that it is printed 90 degrees different than the infill angle you've set (which is also the angle of the top bottom layers). This reduces the area of contact between the supports and the surface it's close to. I have found this makes a big difference. Also have one layer sep...

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