EvilTeach
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Is it possible in any 3D printing software to create a coiled tube?
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// Openscad proof of concept $fn=90; linear_extrude(height = 50, center = true, convexity = 10, twist = -1000) translate([10, 0, 0]) difference() { circle(r = 3); circle(r = 2); }

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What is the best 3D modeling software for a beginner on a 3D printed mini barrel project?
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If you have any programming background at all, consider OpenScad. It is a functional type of programming language that lets you do a lot of things quite easily without art skills. OpenScad skills are ...

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How to print a 6" wheel in ABS?
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If you can, set your slicer to do honeycomb fill. Depending on the weight requirement choose maybe 10% - 20% fill. That ought to do the trick. It won't be solid, but it should be strong enough. ...

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Keeping my filament spools from getting knotted?
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I had the same problem with my FFC dual. Consider using some kind of retaing clip to hold the spool in place, so it doesn't move back and forth on the post. This spool holder worked for me: Another ...

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How thin can I make the wall of a pipe?
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When printing thin cylinders vertically, Slow print speed, to avoid rocking the model. no shells, just one nozzle thick, so you don't need fill. Fill can easily rock the print. Print at least 2 at a ...

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PLA continuous operative temperature
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I had a PLA print that would weaken and deform when sitting in the car on a hot day. I think you should try it with ABS.

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Why do the corners of my ABS object lift off the bed?
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Another approach is to put mouse ears on all the corner parts, that you clip off the print afterward. See Mouse ears defeat corner curling monster.

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PLA coating for water irrigation 3D printed parts
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PLA will biodegrade over time. ABS would last longer, and stand up to higher temps.

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Inexpensive 3D printer for medical applications
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Find another medical facility that is doing it, and ask what equipment and filament they use. They may also have a source for medical related models. I would expect medical stuff to be regulated by ...

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Seamless prints?
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Look into post processing your model with an Acetone vapor Bath.. ABS plastic disolves in acetone. if you put your print in a chamber full of acetone vapor, the outer skin will sort of melt, and ...

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Functional object in low poly - program and tutorial
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If you have some programming background, take a look at OpenScad. It allows you to model using a functional programming language. Basically all of the customizer models on Thingiverse are written ...

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Micro 3D filament food safe
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In general no filament is safe as the printing process leaves "nooks and cranies" between the layers where germs can gain a foothold. For food safe, I would advise: print with white filament use an ...

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How to print text upside down for minimal support when printing
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One way that I have solved that issue is by model it in openscad and embed the letters in the surface. then with my dual headed printer, print the letters in a different color. No support material ...

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Could nail polish damage pure PLA?
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Nail polish contains acetone. It melts PLA, so yes you could damage it. Google acetone vapor batch to read up on a safer way to do the job.

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Convert an STL model to a two-extruder model
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With OpenScad i would take the stl, and cut half of it off, but subtracting a block. That result I would save to a.stl. Then i would move the block to the other side of the model and subtract that ...

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Can I repair my microwave with a PLA part?
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Yes. You can. I would think ABS would be a better idea, as it melts at a higher temp. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:385288

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How can I best clean the print bed after a print?
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I use a razor blade scraper to get stuff off that is sticking. Priory to printing I heat and level the build plate, then wipe it down with alcohol to get any greasey fingerprints off of it. My ...

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What is the melting temperature of a 3D printed part?
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Nylon is probably your best bet. It is resistant to some chemicals as well. Figure on printing it at around 250 °C. It might do the job.

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