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  1. Thread: Need in stl

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    I'm able to open the .STP file in Fusion 360 and...

    I'm able to open the .STP file in Fusion 360 and probably could export individual bodies to STL. Printable? I don't know.
  2. Thread: Need in stl

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    Would a smaller(?) more easily created version...

    Would a smaller(?) more easily created version suit your purpose?

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3531934
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  3. Thread: Need in stl

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    the link is incorrect as it includes "if" at the...

    the link is incorrect as it includes "if" at the end. The correct link is:

    https://grabcad.com/library/stepped-planet-assembly-1
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  4. If you are using FFF/FDM printing, you don't have...

    If you are using FFF/FDM printing, you don't have to hollow the model. A low infill percentage will give the model internal strength without excessive filament use.

    If you are using a resin...
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    There are metallic filaments out there, but I...

    There are metallic filaments out there, but I expect the results may not be what you seek. Those that I've seen appear to require high levels of careful detailed sanding, followed by equally careful...
  6. If your objective is to create models of human...

    If your objective is to create models of human form (or alien form, for that matter), look for a program which involves managing organic shapes. Many 3D programs are well suited for engineering type...
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    Yeah, I see that now. Complete brain fade for...

    Yeah, I see that now. Complete brain fade for this one. The "old Anet" is not the old Anet, though it's the new Anet Max and I think that's what threw me off.
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    That's a lot of hundreds!

    That's a lot of hundreds!
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    I believe that if carefully chopped apart and...

    I believe that if carefully chopped apart and quality mating segments added, the stresses of the assembly would be distributed throughout the skin and perhaps via specially constructed trusses within...
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    The question at hand isn't if it could be done....

    The question at hand isn't if it could be done. People have printed full scale cars, why not an aircraft?

    The problem is the word "free." Many kilograms of filament would be consumed in creating...
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    Angus from Makers Muse just posted a review about...

    Angus from Makers Muse just posted a review about this printer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qlpdI1kTV4
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    It almost sounds as if you are going to ask the...

    It almost sounds as if you are going to ask the community to 3D print for you, without monetary compensation, a full scale model of a MIG-29 jet aircraft. Considering that the cost of the filament...
  13. Many moons ago, the local library was saddled...

    Many moons ago, the local library was saddled with a Cube3 printer. It started well but deteriorated rather quickly, especially after the manufacturer pulled all support. I was asked to recommend a...
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    That's great that you have an STL file, which...

    That's great that you have an STL file, which cuts your workload to a quarter or less.

    In the isometric view of the part, you have what I believe to be the best orientation for printing. Be sure...
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    You've taken on quite a project, especially...

    You've taken on quite a project, especially considering how new you are to the activity.

    Two primary factors, design and position/printing.

    Regardless how you position the part on the print...
  16. Another place an unusual nozzle shape might work...

    Another place an unusual nozzle shape might work is on the 6 axis robotic arm type 3d printers. The wrist typically can rotate through 360?.
  17. Petercat, your observation is a good one. With a...

    Petercat, your observation is a good one. With a non-orthogonal move, the width of the layer would be something other than the dimension of the square's width. That's the best reason yet for a...
  18. I expect a large portion of the reasoning is...

    I expect a large portion of the reasoning is manufacturing costs. It's far easier to generate a cylindrical hole in a mass than it is to create a precision square hole. Broaching is one method of...
  19. @TommyDee, I have a Cube3 and two cartridges...

    @TommyDee, I have a Cube3 and two cartridges still in OEM wrapping. Our local library has given up on theirs, although it was working great the first months of operation. So well, I bought one. Now...
  20. If you have to disconnect your bowden tube for...

    If you have to disconnect your bowden tube for service reasons, the connector can become difficult to release or in a worse-case situation, not properly grip the tubing. The tubing should hold well...
  21. That's a silicone cover for the heat block. It...

    That's a silicone cover for the heat block. It helps keep the heat in and the gobs of filament clear of the block. It still gets hot, so keep fingers clear!
  22. If you're asking how to know the overall size,...

    If you're asking how to know the overall size, there are many variables that have to be turned into values. Consider at first the offset of the nozzle center to the extreme edge of the carriage on...
  23. I can't recall where I saw it, but it probably...

    I can't recall where I saw it, but it probably was a CNC machine, not too far off from a 3D printer, especially the coreXY design. My Emblaser I laser engraver is coreXY and works well as a general...
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    A one inch thick bridge structure is unlikely to...

    A one inch thick bridge structure is unlikely to have much strength. Consider even a one inch by four inch piece of lumber that is six feet long. If the ends are supported, the center will bow and...
  25. ABS will delaminate during the print if you do...

    ABS will delaminate during the print if you do not have an enclosed print area. Even a cardboard box over the printer will reduce unwanted cooling and may solve the cracking problem. What are your...
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