New 3D Print : Eiffel Tower
I’d found a great model if the Eiffel Tower on Thingiverse: I’d wanted to print it on my C-Bot for some time (since it seemed like a great way to maximize its build volume), but I knew with all the required retractions, the Bowden extruder would never handle it. After recently switching to a direct-drive extruder, it seemed approachable again. And with the recent attacks in Paris, I felt a desire to somehow pay my respects to that beautiful city, and landmark.
It didn’t go entirely smoothly though: The extruder jammed when it hit first landing… I think all the super small handrails caused possible retraction issues, and the filament notched. But I was able to reslice/reprint it right at that point, and glue the top on. You’ll see this failure in the above movie… which was my first time making a timelapse in Octoprint, so the quality is a bit low as I figure out the settings.
The print looks fantastic, especially in the sun or with a light shining on it at night. Really happy with the results.
- Model height: 20″
- Print time: 69 hours (yes, 69 hours)
- 150 micron layer height
- 6mm E3D-v6 Volcano nozzle
- Sliced in Simplify3D
- Just over a pound of material
- Printed at 60mm/sec
- Makergeeks white PLA, extruded at 230 degrees (per their recommendation)