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by Lez0
April 27th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Help me fix this print!
Topic: Printing as a solid when it should have an open top
Replies: 23
Views: 5441

Re: Printing as a solid when it should have an open top

Hi Robert
For me on parts that fit I make a 0.2mm gap. I find the print is 0.2mm bigger so I get a good fit.
It saves all the sanding afterwards.
So if I have a hole that an 8mm steel pin has to go in I make the hole 8.2mm.
by Lez0
April 27th, 2020, 5:05 am
Forum: Help me fix this print!
Topic: Printing as a solid when it should have an open top
Replies: 23
Views: 5441

Re: Printing as a solid when it should have an open top

Hi Rob Tinkercad is popular also fusion 360, both are free. Another is Onshape, also free but you can pay for extra features on a monthly basis. It all depends on how complicated your parts will be. I know sketchup has it's limitations. Try Tinkercad to start with, anything you learn there you will ...
by Lez0
April 22nd, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Help me fix this print!
Topic: Printing as a solid when it should have an open top
Replies: 23
Views: 5441

Re: Printing as a solid when it should have an open top

What does it look like in Cura if you select preview from the menu above the part.
by Lez0
April 22nd, 2020, 3:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cannot Believe EveryOne is on Stay At Home Orders
Replies: 6
Views: 2211

Re: Cannot Believe EveryOne is on Stay At Home Orders

I saw this video a while back, yes it amazing the muck that came out of the bearings.
The printer runs OK, it's the other half (wife) that make the most noise when the printer is working, even though it's in the garage ;-)
by Lez0
April 21st, 2020, 4:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cannot Believe EveryOne is on Stay At Home Orders
Replies: 6
Views: 2211

Re: Cannot Believe EveryOne is on Stay At Home Orders

I work from home so I am OK. I have more time for new projects as we are in lockdown here in Spain. I have just finish a fixed steady for a Unimat lathe. Don't worry if you don't know want that is. The trouble is, touch wood, everything is going OK at the moment. I will be stripping down my 3D print...
by Lez0
April 21st, 2020, 4:35 am
Forum: Help me fix this print!
Topic: Printing as a solid when it should have an open top
Replies: 23
Views: 5441

Re: Printing as a solid when it should have an open top

If you could send an image of the file you are trying to print as well that would help.
by Lez0
March 23rd, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID...stay healthy
Replies: 16
Views: 6173

Re: COVID...stay healthy

Yes Italy and Spain have been hit hard. You have to be careful so you are not next, avoid contact with others and stay indoors, and starting something new.
by Lez0
March 22nd, 2020, 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID...stay healthy
Replies: 16
Views: 6173

Re: COVID...stay healthy

Hi from Europe, I think we will be at home for quite a while, so let's start some new projects........
by Lez0
March 12th, 2020, 4:19 am
Forum: Speciality and Experimental Filaments
Topic: Carbon Fiber PLA
Replies: 2
Views: 6627

Re: Carbon Fiber PLA

It costs more than 50% of normal PLA and the working temps are only a little higher.
I might have to buy some and try it.
Bit busy with other prints at the moment, so when I have time I'll look at it.
by Lez0
March 11th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Speciality and Experimental Filaments
Topic: Carbon Fiber PLA
Replies: 2
Views: 6627

Carbon Fiber PLA

Hi All
Sunlu are selling Carbon fibre PLA.
Has anybody used a carbon fibre filament before, if so any comments.

Thank in advance

Lez
by Lez0
February 10th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: CAD and 3D Modeling Software
Topic: How to model builtin support structures?
Replies: 4
Views: 4745

Re: How to model builtin support structures?

I make the supports touch. I have never thought of leaving a gap, good idea.
by Lez0
February 10th, 2020, 4:48 am
Forum: CAD and 3D Modeling Software
Topic: How to model builtin support structures?
Replies: 4
Views: 4745

Re: How to model builtin support structures?

I design my own parts so I can customise them to suit. At time Cura doesn't put supports where they are needed, more often puts supports or a brim where I don't want it. I usually make the supports 0.5/0.6mm wide where it meets the part, anything less and it doesn't seem to work, the same for a brim...
by Lez0
February 3rd, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: General Filament & Nozzle chat
Topic: Material for a peg
Replies: 5
Views: 9442

Re: Material for a peg

I use Sunlu PLA +. I don't know what the + means. I did up the temp of the hot end 10°C just to be sure.
by Lez0
January 31st, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Off Topics!
Topic: New resin printer
Replies: 8
Views: 12569

Re: New resin printer

I have seen various water washable resins. The comments on them aren't that good. I guess it might be a bit early to use them, something for the near future. I will probably try one in a couple of months.
Lez
by Lez0
January 31st, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: General Filament & Nozzle chat
Topic: Material for a peg
Replies: 5
Views: 9442

Re: Material for a peg

I decided to print the part in PLA just to get a feel for the size etc. I found it flexed a lot better than I thought it would. In fact it's perfect for the job I have in mind for it. It can flex quite a bit without a problem. Thanks for the advice on the filament. I'll keep it mind for the future. ...

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