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by zemlin
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: relation between warping and infill patterns
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: relation between warping and infill patterns

I'd run a 4"x4X"x1" square with sharp corners - and I agree with extremeshok - ABS would be a good test material. I hope you'll share your findings with us.
by zemlin
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Thin Walled Wing Printing
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Thin Walled Wing Printing

I wouldn't expect those settings to do anything if you are printing the overlapping pieces with different processes. You will have to tweak your overlap settings by tweaking your geometry, or perhaps scaling of the ribs to adjust overlap.
by zemlin
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Thin Walled Wing Printing
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Thin Walled Wing Printing

Thanks for replying zemlin. I am new to S3D, how do I apply different process to the skin and the ribs? Would I have to import them as separate models or can I select different regions of a model? You need to load the skin and ribs as separate models. I don't know of any tricks for aligning models ...
by zemlin
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Thin Walled Wing Printing
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Thin Walled Wing Printing

Use different processes for the outer surface and the ribs. That way the outer surface will always print continuous and you can set the overlap for the ribs to get the bond strength you need. There may be small artifacts of the ribs on the wing surface, but it should not interrupt the surface printi...
by zemlin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Single layer font
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Single layer font

I like that idea, but it borders adding modeling features to a slicing program - and geometry creation is a whole different animal from slicing. From a feature standpoint, perhaps it could be handled as a way to handle single-layer geometry so it does not impact the underlying infill pattern. It's p...
by zemlin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Perimeter Grid?
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: Perimeter Grid?

I think what you'd need to do is create two models. One with the x-axis walls and one with the y-axis walls. Overlay them in S3D and assign a different process to each one. When you slice you'll get a warning about overlapping geometry - ignore that. Then (I think) it will print the walls the way yo...
by zemlin
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Adding Holes to Model When Preparing to Print
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Adding Holes to Model When Preparing to Print

Is that a thin wall section with space for only one perimeter?
If not, perhaps you should explore the REPAIR menu to check model integrity.
by zemlin
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Support Angle for Rectangular Border?
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Support Angle for Rectangular Border?

Yes. I did quite a lot of testing early on in my 3d printing days. Layer height turned out to be the variable with the greatest impact on supported build quality.
by zemlin
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Support Angle for Rectangular Border?
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Support Angle for Rectangular Border?

I use support angles of 45 and -45 - one layer each. I then use 3 layers of dense support which will lay down at the same angles. This provides a nice platform for the new material to lay down on. I almost always have separation layers set to 1. If the build on top of the support is too loose I redu...

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