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Frame Dragging model

Discussion in 'Show and Tell' started by tkoco, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. tkoco

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    Inspired by the physics of frame-dragging in space-time [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frame-dragging ], I created this model. While the model can be printed on a single extruder printer (like the C2), the need for support material everywhere makes for a messy clean-up job. This model is best printed on a dual extruder using PVA as support material. On low resolution quality, it takes around 24 hours to print on the C2. I used the 'cross' shape support selectable in Cura.

    With a bit of imagination: a spinning black-hole is at the center of the model, the model shows what happens to space-time as it approaches the black-hole.
     

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    Some slicers are better at generating easy to remove support material than others.
     
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    True, true. But Cura is the recommended slicer for the C2. Any suggestions for a different slicer?
     
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    There is no one best slicer by recommendation from Robo :) Not for any printer.
    Try another. Experiment. They provide slicers (like Cura or MatterControl) for which they provide a "profile" to make it easier to quickly get up and printing.

    To date the best slicer I have used for the C2 (or any of them really) is Simplify3D.
     

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