ovidiu
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lily pads

Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:46 pm

In order to keep prints from warping 2.3mm lily pads can be added at the corners

http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2013/04/19 ... lper-discs


It would be great if this can be done by the slicer (under "Additions" ? )

theDiver
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Re: lily pads

Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:35 am

+1

This would be a great addition to the program.

PMA
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Joined: Sun May 17, 2015 3:34 pm

Re: lily pads

Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:56 pm

+1

At the moment I have some discs that I drew and import them. To have this built in and customisable (diameter/height) would be great.

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dkightley
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Re: lily pads

Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:18 pm

I prefer the other name I've heard these discs called - mouse ears.

The discs I've used a few times actually have little handles (making them look like table tennis bats!)...and I place them so the handle joins to the shape being printed. They then break off easier...leaving a smaller scar.

Whatever they're called +1
Doug Kightley
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ovidiu
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Re: lily pads

Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:12 am

dkightley wrote:I prefer the other name I've heard these discs called - mouse ears.

The discs I've used a few times actually have little handles (making them look like table tennis bats!)...and I place them so the handle joins to the shape being printed. They then break off easier...leaving a smaller scar.

Whatever they're called +1
I like the "mouse ears" name ... whatever name, if it's included in Simplify, it can have options like:
- the size and thickness of the "ear"
- distance from the model:
* negative distance would mean overlapping with model - more difficult to remove, but probably offering more support,
* if outside model, how many "handles" to connect them to the model
- .... what else ?

bray.christopher
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Re: lily pads

Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:02 pm

+1

Similar if not the same to this request: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1232&p=13842#p13842

tonyno
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Re: lily pads

Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:29 pm

Agreed! +1

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