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S3D not printing some tiny parts

Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:09 pm


I'm facing various issues with S3D that I have not faced with Cura.
First layers seem to be perfect now, stringing is still bigger than at Cura, miniatures are great but when i try to print some technical terrain or technical stuff i have an issue with some parts not being printed well or at all.

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My nozzle is 0,8 and I do not have these issues with CURA.
What I have found out is, that if STL does have some issue, CURA does anyway print most of them well while S3D seems to be more sensitive and I have to repair meshes quite often.

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Re: S3D not printing some tiny parts

Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:52 pm

Some meshes may be separate bodies contained within a single file. Sometimes all that is needed to properly interpret these models is to select the model and then click Mesh > Separate Connected Surfaces.
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Re: S3D not printing some tiny parts

Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:39 pm

You may also need to have the Thin Wall Behaviour set to allow single extrusion walls. 0.8mm is rather a large size nozzle for printing complex shapes.
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Re: S3D not printing some tiny parts

Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:31 pm

Yes, take what the previous poster said and mess with settings for thin wall features to allow printing of small features under advanced. Then change the behaviors of single extrusions to print a smaller width than your nozzle diameter. Keep changing those settings slightly until you start seeing those features appear.

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