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Extra perimeter around holes

Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:39 pm

Is there a way to add extra perimeters around holes? I have some holes where I want to install a threaded insert (by heating it and melting it into the plastic). I want some extra plastic around the hole area. BTW, I use Fusion360 for modeling.
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Re: Extra perimeter around holes

Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:02 pm

Not really . Depending on where your holes are you could make a separate process and have more shells but that may mess up the outside look.
I have use insert with only 2 shells and 50% infill without issues. Make a small test model, you can also remove the inserts so you won't be wasting any..

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Re: Extra perimeter around holes

Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:35 pm

See my post [greybeard] on this page viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11957&p=46890&hilit ... ert#p46890

And a Threaded Insert result image attached below...
(I paused the machine and dropped the Nut into the pocket then, Resumed print to close it up with top layers.
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