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Calculating the estimated print time of an already sliced file
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I have tried looking into the printer firmware to see how the Acceleration setting affects the machine movement. From what I could tell, Acceleration seemed to be implemented differently depending on ...

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Inexpensive 3D printer for medical applications
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I am not an expert but I think you will find that because 3D printers use a layer by layer construction method, and the boundary between the layers creates grooves along the surface or leaves a rough ...

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Printrbot simple metal not auto leveling
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See if you can check what the starting G-Code is. I havn't used Cura but what I think has changed for you is that your new software is homing just using the G28 command and not the G29 command. I ...

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Proof that Slicing Plane/STL intersection will only produce Closed-Loop Polygons?
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I am also trying to write my own slicer and so I would just like to offer some additional information. What you will find is that .stl files just store triangles and don't validate that the ...

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How should I go about printing easily removable rafts?
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I have been able to get rafts that peel off by editing the g-code after the raft has finished and adding an M104 set temperature command telling my printer to cool the nozzle down to about 40 degrees ...

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How to build a metal-based 3D printer?
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I think this depends on what you are trying to accomplish with the 3D printer. I have seen people online build metal 3D printers from a robot arm and a welder this would probably be the simplest ...

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Open Source 3D scanning
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I have also been looking for some free or paid software for doing 3D scanning and the closest I have found to something that might work is thishttp://wedidstuff.heavyimage.com/index.php/2013/07/12/...

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Is my printer over extruding?
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It looks like you some of your layers are printing with 100% infill. If you are noticing plastic still coming out at the end of lines then I think your pressure in the nozzle is high when it is ...

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Resources for making 3d scans of electrically conductive materials?
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I have heard of similar scanning not using the electrical connecting but using the capacitance of the metal object to detect it. Capacitive Scanning works by detecting a metal object near the prob so ...

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I found a filament that can be used for really precise FDM printing, Who could I hire to create a custom nozzle for it
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I have been looking for some where that could make a custom nozzle and the only place I have found so far that I think might be able to is: https://www.emachineshop.com/ You would need to draw up ...

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How to implement wall thickness Analysis for my .net project
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I'm not completely sure what you want to do but I will add some information that I think will help and then hopefully you can figure out what you need to know or ask another question. When you are ...

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Printing threads
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I have found that I get slightly different results with different printers and different plastics and print temperatures. For doing parts like nuts and bolts you will probably have to print several ...

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Does a 5 axis 3D printer have any benefits over a regular 3 axis printer?
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Slicing prints for printing in 5 Axis is not going to be simple with the current software. If you look at the web site for the 5AxisMaker you can see they are using Algorithmic modeling software (...

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Can toothbrush bristles be printed?
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I have had a go at doing something for a christmass tree using a drop loop technique. You could use the same method or somthing similar to try and create something that looks like toothbrush bristles, ...

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What solder specs are safe to use when soldering wires to an Mk2a heat bed?
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That solder sounds like it should be fine. Any solder should work, the only difference you might find is some of the older solder will include lead. if you were overly concerned about safety you ...

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How to connect filament end-to-end?
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I haven't tried this but it is something I have thought about. The simplest way to try this that I could think of was to try cutting the ends flat and then using a soldering iron or just the printers ...

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Raft hard to remove?
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I haven't got a printer with a heated bed so have only tested this on PLA but I have found editing the G code so the printer cools the nozzle down and then heats it up again gives the raft enough time ...

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