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Highest Quality Print?

Discussion in 'Projects' started by KTMDirtFace, May 25, 2015.

  1. KTMDirtFace

    KTMDirtFace Well-Known Member

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    Whats the highest quality print you have done and show examples.

    My Robo seemsm to do well at 0.2 with default Simplify3D settings but now i'm trying to up the game. ( I"m using ABS also )

    This was an attempt and printing this frog http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:313658

    This was 0.080 layer height. but with stock speeds ( simplify3d ) and ABS...it was still pretty pliable during printing so his belly was kinda messed up. Not sure what happened to the top of his head. His back area and back of his legs turned our real nice though.

    I'm printing another one now at 0.085 and slowing it waaay down... will see!

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    I'm just curious how high of quality this thing can go.
     
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  2. Stephen Capistron

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    Someone printed a yoda head with a 0.05 layer height.
     
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  3. Mike Kelly

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    The top of the head can be fixed with more top fill layers. At least 1.6mm is a good point to hit.

    I find the finer the layer height the more top fill layers are needed
     
  4. KTMDirtFace

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    Cool I think i had it set on 3 layers will try more.

    Also my second attempt wasn't working I changed the speed from 3600 mm/sec in simplify 3d to 1500 mm/sec but It did not seem to slow it down. Have to sort that out.
     
  5. 1nxtmonster

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    3600 mm/sec is ridiculously fast. That's over 10 feet per second. Perhaps you are talking about the acceleration speed setting? Those acceleration settings only control how quickly the printer can speed up and slow down, not the top speed. The speed setting you want to change probably is called 'print speed' or something similar and is set (most likely) from 30 - 120 mm/sec. I recommend 50mm/sec or lower.
     
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    He meant 3600 mm/min I do believe. Simplify reads out in mm/min where most others do mm/sec.
     
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    That makes sense, thanks.
     
  8. Mike Kelly

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    You can change this in your preferences. I hate working in mm/min.
     
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    Well now, that is good to know. I have just lived with the annoyance :)
     
  10. KTMDirtFace

    KTMDirtFace Well-Known Member

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    haha sweet I didn't know that. I was doing "50mm/sec to mm/min" in google a lot.

    I don't mind mm/min but every website on the planet and filament settings list mm/sec.
     
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    Mike is right:

    speed.jpg
     
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    daniel871 Well-Known Member

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    On a Robo? I thought it was limited to .1mm layer height being the smallest layer height?
     
  13. mark tomlinson

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    You can go smaller.
    Your mileage may vary.
    If the printer is well tuned it can be amazing (tiny) results.

    Search the forum for some of @tesseract old stuff. They were amazing.

    P.S. you do need to slow way down when you starting getting that small. A lot.
     
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  14. tesseract

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    yep my smallest was a hollow 3 sided pyramid at .01mm. It took forever. The sides were about 1/2 inch or smaller and the height was about the same and it was I believe well over 90 minutes. The first layer was almost non-existent. I did them all prior to the new rail system and the auto-bed-leveling.
     
  15. mark tomlinson

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    Yes. awe inspiring. Convinced me the printer really could do what I needed :)
    It is only better now.
     
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  16. tesseract

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    Thanks Mark
     

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