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by greybeard
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: reduce resolution
Replies: 11
Views: 15176

Re: reduce resolution

Most likely it's my 'Old Man' ignorance as I was born in the 1940's. But, having been an Engineer, Rocket Scientist and Programmer - including writing Gcode for milling machines (and Manager of many departments) for so long (and remembering when I used .STL for the purpose it was created - S tereo L...
by greybeard
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Swap filaments during print?
Replies: 6
Views: 4685

Re: Swap filaments during print?

Options to consider... This will depend on your Printer (Brand, Type, Firmware...). I use these options as needed and, which one, depends on what I need and the printer I’m using... Things you’ll need to know: Does your printer respond to a Gcode ‘Pause’ command? Which commands for your printer (M0...
by greybeard
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: reduce resolution
Replies: 11
Views: 15176

Re: reduce resolution

I've gone through this exercise so many times to produce parts for 3D-printing and CNC milling... Here's the upshot (IMO) I make my own models (generally using FreeCAD or SolidWorks). The CAD software is where the Resolution is dealt with (though some slicers have limited capability, too. Including ...
by greybeard
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: bad quality on S3D, good quality on Cura
Replies: 7
Views: 6688

Re: bad quality on S3D, good quality on Cura

A worst-case of: Difference = Best-Worst Difference = 1.42 - 1.22 = 0.2mm That's the thickness of my Beard Hair. And that's, Best and Worst. What if the values are not at those limits. How about the Average?... How about, 1.42 - 1.18 = 0.24mm = 0.009 inch. ? Thickness of a couple of Hairs... Cura co...
by greybeard
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: bad quality on S3D, good quality on Cura
Replies: 7
Views: 6688

Re: bad quality on S3D, good quality on Cura

I shouldn’t be surprised about this, given that common-sense is not a part of today’s society but, I was born in the 1940’s... Neglecting what can be Googled about the size of Human Hair, I measured my own. Head hair = 0.16mm = 0.006 inch Beard hair = 0.2mm = 0.008 inch Do people really think that p...
by greybeard
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Guide for E3D V6 + CR-10S Settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 9082

Re: Guide for E3D V6 + CR-10S Settings?

Your are correct, PLA is #7 (so small and blury I can barely read/distinguish 1 and 7). :oops:

My printers are Hictop 3DP, but, I think, from looking at their other models, they use the same/common Extruder bracket (not 100% sure).
by greybeard
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Guide for E3D V6 + CR-10S Settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 9082

Re: Guide for E3D V6 + CR-10S Settings?

PLA is made from Corn and (specific Brands, if submitted for approval) are approved by FDA for medical implants and Food-Safe use. That crunchy-sounding water bottle you're drinking from is made of PLA. PETG does off-gas and best to open a window. I don't open window in winter and I'm still breathin...
by greybeard
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Guide for E3D V6 + CR-10S Settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 9082

Re: Guide for E3D V6 + CR-10S Settings?

I’ve used several different brands of E3D V6 and settled in on two brands for my two Hictop printers. #2 uses All Metal (no PTFE tube). Perfect for High temp plastics such as PETG and ABS. No clogging and No melted PTFE tube. #1 uses PTFE tube (kit has changeable Metal or PTFE) for PLA printing. I d...
by greybeard
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Force outer perimeter to single extrusion
Replies: 3
Views: 8552

Re: Force outer perimeter to single extrusion

I make lot's, lot's of gears. Using FreeCAD for past 5yrs and the two Gear macro's works great.

Example below.

Regarding printing them, suggest using 3 upper, 3 lower layers, and 1 shell.
by greybeard
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Fit parts on print bed
Replies: 5
Views: 13575

Re: Fit parts on print bed

It's pretty simple to crowd the plate without having problems. You paid a lot of money for the freedom of doing stuff other software doesn't easily do. Simply hold-down the command-key and drag a part close to another part and repeat. They don't need a a lot of space between them. Example below (it ...

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