Printing


undersized circles
There are endless debates on the internet about the possible accuracy of printed parts with consumer 3D printers. Almost everybody thinks that only expensive commercial machines are capable of producing parts with great accuracy: … I think you have by far too big ambitions about accuracy with 3d printers. Think about again. You have a nozzle that can make a line that is 0,40 wide or larger, never smaller. in layer height direction you can select a layer height smaller […]

Are you printing undersized holes ?


small kitten printed 2
Today I tried printing a small Marvin KeyChain because someone at RepRap forums started a thread about problems when printing such a small object.   I wanted to see what kind of success will I have after calibrating and tuning my Rostock Mini for over a month. First I tried slicing with Slic3r 1.1.4-development version : Repetier Host 0.95F Slic3r 1.1.4-dev Clear PLA 1.75 mm layer height 0.18 mm layer width 0.48 mm 50% feedrate (reduced from 100% at layer […]

Printing small objects with a bowden extruder