shortaskia
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My Memory Loss

Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:28 am

Hi, I am trying to print a small model like about 25mm with ABS. The problem I have is that it appears to get too hot during the print process. I read somewhere that you can print 2 at a time but one each side of the build plate - using the travel time to help cool each model before the next layer is printed. However, for the life of me, I can't remember how to set the printer to do this. I know it's there somewhere :lol: . So, model 1 print first layer then travel and print 1st layer of model 2 then back to model 1 to print layer 2 and so on. Can anyone help? (BTW the model has been reduced by 50%)

andrewk72
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Re: My Memory Loss

Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:32 am

Just do a copy/paste so that you have 2 copies of the model on the bed. Then click Prepare to Print and it should slice both of them. By default, I think it prints layer 1 of the first part, the layer 1 of the second part. So it should automatically help you a lot with cooling.

There's more info on their site about it - https://www.simplify3d.com/support/tuto ... -printing/

shortaskia
Posts: 10
Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:47 am

Re: My Memory Loss

Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:44 pm

Thank you! :D It worked like a charm. Easy when you remember how. Now to see if it helps.

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