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  1. Geof

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    Depends on the modeler. Most the time I find people design things but dont design them to be printer friendly.

    Small features:

    Printing more than one at a time helps.

    Minimum Time per layer- adds time to a print but gives the small features enough time to cool down so they arnt a gloopy mess.

    More Cooling/Less heat


    Maybe attach the file your trying to print so we can see what your talking about exactly.
     
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    Like shopping at a thrift store. If you know what you are looking at then you can make a wise choice.

    Like @Geof said -- depends on the modeler. Too many folks with a 3D CAD license think that anything they draw you can print (hint: no)

    very small items may need you to make some decisions on how your hardware is configured (i.e. smaller nozzles, slower speeds, etc).
     
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    Here is the link to the thingiverse
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3082663

    Its the small knobs and switches..
     
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    Print more than one at a time :D
     
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    I tried that :/.. I will give it another shot tonight. (Make sure the nozzle is nice and clean first..)
     
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    Okie dokie- what file names from that link are you having issues with and I'll download them and take a peek deeper
     
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    The front knobs and posts round and square.
     
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    so....if it were me printing these I'd put them on my printer with a small nozzle (.25 or .15 vs the .4mm standard nozzle).

    If I had to do these with the .4 nozzle I'd ensure I had dual part cooling fans turned all the way up if printing pla, ensure i wasn't printing to hot and I'd do at least 4 sets on the build plate like what you see in the screen shots. Ideally if you spread each part out it would help with the cooling as well, but I think you'll struggle any which way. Printing tiny can be done- but is difficult. Somewhere I have a thread with photos of prints with a .15 nozzle and I think they are about the height of what your trying to print lol.
     

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    Any different in PETG? That's the only spool I have right now...
     
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    not really, fans very low or off vs full fans. Still need a layer to cool before the next one goes down so still will need multiple batches of the parts you need.
     
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    So (stupid question in coming LOL) is that why, when you start a print the printer lays an outline down? So it can get the plastic "flowing"??

    Wow I just re-read that sentence. I have to stop posting with my phone LOL
     
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    Exactly. The perimeter is perfect for that.
     
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    Decided to give the knobs a break.. and print something a little bigger (so I thought easier). Boy was a wrong. Everything was looking good. Then I double checked and saw this.. ughhh
    Black PETG. I took some pictures of my settings. Would love some suggestions.
    These are the setting I generally keep.

    I am printing ghost trap parts again.
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3082663

    The axels.(specific file)
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
     
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    So after everything else discussed in the thread :)
    Does a simple print (like a test cube or a deprime object, heck even benchy) turn out OK?
     
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    To he honest, I got to frustrated last night I just stopped. Today when I get home. I am going to start from scratch. Gonna reflash the software on the ramps, reinstall astro print on my laptop.. re seat the filament in the printer. Make sure the nozzle is nice and clean. Then try printing a Benchy and see what happens. I know that even with all the setting perfectly adjusted. You can still have a print fail for one reason or another.

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