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by Derrick
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: print speed updates in every material?
Replies: 25
Views: 9443

Re: print speed updates in every material?

Use factory files. Make a factory file for every material type, unique to each machine you use (if you use more than one). Get into the habit of saving. A lot. In each factory file, save basic profiles - I usually do something like "T1-PLA-012" for PLA in the 2nd extruder with a 0.12 mm layer height...
by Derrick
Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Had a print come out bad checked and S3D is adding the blobs
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Had a print come out bad checked and S3D is adding the b

Was trying to print this, 2016-09-08 (1).png But the S3D is showing this in the print preview 2016-09-08 (1).png It prints fine until it gets towards the top and the print follows the slice and goes bad. Will add final pic when phone charges back up. I was going to slow the print down when I saw th...
by Derrick
Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Infill separate to shell
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Re: Infill separate to shell

Don't think there is. I've seen it done unintentionally by having no outline overlap and underextruding, so you could give that a shot? Or you could write a script that deletes the innermost perimeter from each set of perimeters, leaving a perimeter width gap... IDEA You could use multiple processe...
by Derrick
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Infill separate to shell
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Infill separate to shell

I'm guessing there's no <easy> way to do this as it's counterintuitive to a enhancing part structure - but is there a way to have part infill with a gap between the infill and the shell/outer layers? Similarly to what the "Horizontal Offset From Part" parameter does for support structures. The other...
by Derrick
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Profiles saved in the form of .ini files or similar
Replies: 16
Views: 9526

Re: Profiles saved in the form of .ini files or similar

YESS another person who actually has my problem! Anyone who even suggests using a factory file has no idea how much of a pain in the ass they are - and how much they don't work. And "Synchronizing across multiple computers is a weakness" - it's not a weakness... it's nonexistent! .ini files please!!...
by Derrick
Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Profiles saved in the form of .ini files or similar
Replies: 16
Views: 9526

Re: Profiles saved in the form of .ini files or similar

Let's cut to the chase: Situation: - I have 8 different printers - I have 4 computers at various locations (ie. office, one in each of 2 labs, and laptop) - I need to document the changes for each print iteration - saving the gcode is OK, but saving a profile file such as in the form on an .ini woul...
by Derrick
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Profiles saved in the form of .ini files or similar
Replies: 16
Views: 9526

Re: Profiles saved in the form of .ini files or similar

I don't think you get it. We're not in the 1990s anymore. How S3D works currently is not how forefront software operates. I don't want to save a new factory file for every f'n change I make on a part - emphasis on "I have to MANUALLY save". I want my generic processes - which are based on part geome...
by Derrick
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Profiles saved in the form of .ini files or similar
Replies: 16
Views: 9526

Profiles saved in the form of .ini files or similar

I have posted about this before, and talked with a tech support person about it. I am well aware of how S3D organizes its profiles - and it's retarded. Slic3r by far has the easiest way to do this. They have a folder in %appdata% where all the profiles are saved. Smartly, they are organized by filam...
by Derrick
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Alternative to ABS
Replies: 12
Views: 4901

Re: Alternative to ABS

I second PETG from MakerGeeks. You need a smaller nozzle (<0.4mm), fans off, print slow, set the die swell to about 10% (default in S3D is 20%) and accordingly adjust the extrusion factor, and print with thick layers (70% of nozzle diameter - not less than 50%) at ~30 mm/s and ~260C. I'd recommend 2...
by Derrick
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Outer shell no adhesion and final layer gaps
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Re: Outer shell no adhesion and final layer gaps

It might be good also to get your calipers out and measure the extrudate, if you haven't already. It would be weird though if you have proper adhesion on the walls and gaps on the top of your part. That would indicate that the extrusion rate is different for the top vs. sides. If you only have 3 top...

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