New 3D Print: Giant ‘P’
Most of my ‘big’ prints on the C-Bot have involved vases: Large flat bases, thin walls, print fast. I wanted to try something more ‘structural’: Dense & flat & strong, but still take up most of the build volume.
So I printed a giant P: (you know, for ‘P’avey)
- 500 micron layer height, 1 shell, 2 floor, 2 roof, 20% infill.
- 1mm E3dD-v6 Volcano nozzle printing @ 30mm/sec.
- Fans on at layer 3, 25%.
- 210 deg blue GizmoDorks PLA on glass plate covered in wood glue slurry.
- Modeled in Maya, sliced in Simplify 3D.
- Just over 4 hours to print.
Came out really well actually, only thing that could be better is the top surface quality: I either need one more roof layer (currently 2), or I’d need to up the infill to a higher percentage so the bridging wasn’t so far. And it stuck really well to the wood-glue slurry on the glass build plate.