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Success! Very large print!

Posted: August 18th, 2017, 10:32 am
by LePaul
The body "triangle" pieces of BB-8's body are now being printed.... here's the first of 8 I have to do for the first droid.

These came out superb, no issues! 0.2 mm layer height, 40% infill for strength and using PLA.

(I've been back and forth on using different materials for the body shell, concerned about heat causing things to deform. Since the PLA transition temp is 65C, and I do not see this droid ever left sitting in a hot vehicle, I am fine with PLA. Other materials have shrinkage/warping issues that concern me. I also know the stock hot end on the CR-10 may/may not work with them very well.)

Here's the results...
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Re: Success! Very large print!

Posted: August 18th, 2017, 3:26 pm
by shurik
Looks lovely!
Did you have a look at Formfutura's TitanX filament? I am becoming a big fan of it, apparently. Maybe, it will be suitable for your needs, too.

Re: Success! Very large print!

Posted: August 18th, 2017, 4:35 pm
by MTVDNA
Very nice! How long did this one take?

Re: Success! Very large print!

Posted: August 18th, 2017, 7:27 pm
by LePaul
30 hours

Re: Success! Very large print!

Posted: August 18th, 2017, 7:28 pm
by LePaul
shurik wrote:
August 18th, 2017, 3:26 pm
Looks lovely!
Did you have a look at Formfutura's TitanX filament? I am becoming a big fan of it, apparently. Maybe, it will be suitable for your needs, too.
I'll check it out...thanks for that suggestion

Re: Success! Very large print!

Posted: August 18th, 2017, 8:24 pm
by LePaul
I'm struggling to find a USA retailer, @shurik
Also, I don't want to use ABS
But their PETG looks interesting

Re: Success! Very large print!

Posted: August 19th, 2017, 10:13 am
by LePaul
I'm a bit amazed....I've used up a 2.2kg spool of ColorFabb Economy white in that CR-10 in just over a month.