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by watsonstudios
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Actual print time is longer than the estimated print time!
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Re: Actual print time is longer than the estimated print tim

I used to slice with Kisslicer and it estimated almost exactly! Also, when I sliced in S3d, then saved the gcode and ran it out of Pronterface, the time estimate was still right on! Seems maybe the problem resides inside of the machine control panel section maybe?
by watsonstudios
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Actual print time is longer than the estimated print time!
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Actual print time is longer than the estimated print time!

Seems like my time estimate when I prep a model for printing is off. The actual print time seems to be about 20-30% longer than what is estimated. Are there features in S3D that do not get calculated into the time estimate? Maybe Z lift or something? Acceleration? Made sure my overrides were both at...
by watsonstudios
Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: After raft is printed, first object layer printing too fast!
Replies: 1
Views: 471

After raft is printed, first object layer printing too fast!

When using a raft and after the raft prints and you start on layer 2 with the object, the first outline is not adhering to the underspeed settings! When the raft is finished, the first outline (which should have an underspeed of 30%) is printing at full speed (which is 60mm/sec in my case) that's wa...
by watsonstudios
Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: [ADDED] Please add brim for support
Replies: 44
Views: 22199

Re: Please add brim for support

This is a great idea but I think it would be better to use a raft instead of brim. That should really keep the supports in place. Of course this would only effect the supports that touch the build plate. It would be great to have and option to add a raft JUST under the supports and not the object.
by watsonstudios
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: [ADDED] Please Fix Raft Area - uses shadow of entire object!
Replies: 2
Views: 892

[ADDED] Please Fix Raft Area - uses shadow of entire object!

It would be great to only have the raft be created just around the first layer of the build, not the entire "shadow" of the object. This can create a raft that is unnecessarily large and cover holes that may be at the bottom of the object - or at least have both options - create full raft or just ar...
by watsonstudios
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Extrusion width for supports
Replies: 7
Views: 2613

Extrusion width for supports

I would love to see a control for extrusion width for supports. I'm printing a very large file on a 400x400x450mm build envelope and using a large (.8mm) nozzle. Printing supports with an 8mm nozzle is crazy! The supports are going to be tough to remove and are using a lot of unnecessary plastic. Wh...
by watsonstudios
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: PLA High quality profile doesn't "cap" parts
Replies: 23
Views: 13418

Re: PLA High quality profile doesn't "cap" parts

Have you tried playing with extrusion diameter or unchecking "auto extrusion width?" Playing with these settings along with extrusion multiplier may help. If your diameter is too small, you will get gaps. If this doesn't help, it may be your firmware not adjusting the width properly, which is also d...
by watsonstudios
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Support structures for SLA type printers
Replies: 3
Views: 10578

Re: Support structures for SLA type printers

Thanks for the response. Being able to adjust the diameter of the towers is definitely a plus. The printer I'm building is a variation of the Pryntech OpenSL printer http://www.facebook.com/Pryntech . It's the closest thing to the Form 1 you can get that is open source, they actually use the same la...
by watsonstudios
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Support structures for SLA type printers
Replies: 3
Views: 10578

Support structures for SLA type printers

I love how you can place supports where you want them and rotate the model inside of S3D My question was can you adjust the point at which the support "tubes" touch the model? Do the tubes taper at the top before touching the model? I don't have the software yet but if it will work for SLA-type prin...

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