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Back to PS print...I am constructing an enclosure for my Ender 3 3D printer.  This will allow me (fingers crossed) to print with ABS filament.  The issue I have is the cross bars supporting the wing sections.  After removing the supports from the print the cross bars come with it.  Using ABS filament the model will be stronger and allow for smoothing with acetone.  More later.  If this adventure is bugging anyone.  I can hold off reporting on my semi weekly trials.

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can only speak for myself, but i dont mind at all Mim,

 

i've read some bits about enclosures before, ppl seem to be converting IKEA LACK tables (55x55cm) into printing cabinets  

 

DIY enclosure

 

- ordered a Prusa Mini, should be arriving at the end of november, so hoping to get into this aswell.

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to the world of frustration! but many hours of entertainment and just plain fun.  FYI this 3D Printer blew me away.  I have seen concrete house 3D printer but this one looks almost practical.

 

 
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wheres my sledgehammer?? ima knock some walls down to make room for that baby, lol

 

IRL-scale progen warrior here i come

 

 

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Tempest, have you played with any slicer apps yet? I currently use Cura and quite happy with it.  Some models I use Meshmixer to get tree supports, then xfer to Cura to slice. If you have not done so yet, get a roll of PLA to burn through as you learn.  It will tear you up getting your printer and finding all you get to print is the sample Benchy. 

 

 

Just saying,

Mim

 

P.S. did you notice the support for the boat?  Hint: Not tree support. 

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Yeah, i've had a short looks at cura before, although half the time i don't know what i'm looking at settings wise.

 

the thing i ordered should come with prusaslicer, ill give that a whirl first and then move to Cura.

 

as far as testing goes, i've come across this autodesk model quite a few times, so i might try that at some point.

 

 

the no-support thing is quite impressive yeah.

 

can't see the boating industry moving away from injection molds/fiberglass setups any time soon though, heh 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The settings for most prints you will do, will come in when you select your printer.  After a few fails or near fails you can adjust your settings.  Again join a forum supporting your printer.  Most there are VERY happy to answer any question you might have.  FYI I am using a BLTouch for bed leveling.  You might look into that as it really does speed up setting up for a print.  

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Finally got a model to print.  I can't tell you the attempts I made. I split the model in Meshmixer, and added support there. Sent to Cura 4 for printing. 46% fill PLA filament, extruder temp 210 C, bed temp 90 C.  If I can get some more space to upload files would love to share the STL(s)

 

https://imgur.com/a/N0FUs0f

 

Mim 

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