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    If it's Cura, you should be able to select the...

    If it's Cura, you should be able to select the model, then click on the "Rotate" icon on the left side of the window and rotate it to the orientation you want. If the model ends up above the build...
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    You can print the same designs with both types of...

    You can print the same designs with both types of printer. You start by creating or downloading a 3D model, usually in the format of an STL file. Then you open the STL file in a slicer program and...
  3. I think the Peopoly Moai will do what you ask....

    I think the Peopoly Moai will do what you ask. There also are many MLSA printers that can do most of it.
  4. Very cool!

    Very cool!
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    According to this page, PETT is different from...

    According to this page, PETT is different from either PET or PETG:https://3dinsider.com/pett-filament/#:~:text=What%20is%20PETT%3F,and%20is%20slightly%20more%20rigid.

    PET= Polyethylene...
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    I saw this question and response on the T-Glase...

    I saw this question and response on the T-Glase page at Amazon:
    Q: Is this petg or abs? the title says petg, but the "material" says abs.
    A: This is a PETG filament.
    By taulman3D on February 25,...
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    Hmmm, doesn't seem to be available in the USA.

    Hmmm, doesn't seem to be available in the USA.
  8. I just noticed that you sintered at 1200 degrees...

    I just noticed that you sintered at 1200 degrees Farenheit. That is way too low to sinter steel. The Markforged sintering oven heats to over 1300 degrees Celsius (over 2,300 degrees Farenheit), and...
  9. Do you have a pic of the part after printing? Did...

    Do you have a pic of the part after printing? Did it need supports to print? If so, the Markforged website says to leave them on while sintering, "When the binder melts away, there is a period during...
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    Looks good. Yes, scaling it smaller will make the...

    Looks good. Yes, scaling it smaller will make the fit tighter. With the smaller size and that fast print speed, it must be very fast to print. I've never had PLA go bad, although I don't think I've...
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    Cool. I'd love to see pics.

    Cool. I'd love to see pics.
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    News You can split large models with Meshmixer. Also...

    You can split large models with Meshmixer. Also with some slicers. I don't know of any software that does it automatically for you.
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    Take a look at the Qidi Tech X-Plus. It meets all...

    Take a look at the Qidi Tech X-Plus. It meets all of your criteria.
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    Yes, something that thin is likely to break when...

    Yes, something that thin is likely to break when you detach it from the DLP platform.
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    Twisted box - new version

    As desired by curious aardvark, here's a new version of my twisted box. The previous version was made by twisting two identically-shaped pieces together. This version has different top and bottom...
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    Small objects can be printed directly on the...

    Small objects can be printed directly on the platform of a resin printer, big pieces cannot. If you expose the first layer for a shorter time, it can detach during printing and ruin the print. FDM...
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    The things in the video looked flat without...

    The things in the video looked flat without overhangs. Any of them could be made by 3D printing with with either a resin printer or an FDM printer. To print large flat pieces on a resin printer, you...
  18. Thread: Twisted box

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    Yeah, I used to be able to import and modify STLs...

    Yeah, I used to be able to import and modify STLs in OpenSCAD, but it doesn't seem to work anymore. It is very frustrating. In any case, the code I uploaded to this forum is a simplified excerpt of...
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    The issue was about where to put modules, not...

    The issue was about where to put modules, not about when to create them. You do have to create modules before you reference them, but you don't have to put them at the beginning of your source code....
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    When I first started to code in 1974, the...

    When I first started to code in 1974, the primitive compilers that I used then required you to put modules first so that the compiler would see them before seeing any reference to them. As compilers...
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    Here's a time-lapse video of the University of...

    Here's a time-lapse video of the University of Maine's boat being printed:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34F71XqvOjg
  22. Thread: Twisted box

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    Here's a code snippet with a base and cylinder....

    Here's a code snippet with a base and cylinder. It's kludgy and not exactly what I did to design this box, but it should give you the idea.
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    Last year, a team at the University of Maine 3D...

    Last year, a team at the University of Maine 3D printed a boat that is 7.62 meters long and weighs 2.2 tons. It got 3 Guinness World Records, the largest 3D printed solid part, the largest 3D printed...
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    I printed these at 0.16 layer height using Qidi...

    I printed these at 0.16 layer height using Qidi Print's defaults for all parameters except Z seam, which I specified to be inside to make the outside smoother. Z seams are ugly on shiny filaments....
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    Thank you. I used OpenSCAD.

    Thank you. I used OpenSCAD.
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