3..2..1.. Blast Off

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  1. Steven Burns

    Steven Burns Well-Known Member

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    This is my first really successful print after doing a bit of tuning.
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    Very happy with this.
     
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  2. Stefan

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    Nice, and I see glue on the build plate so I'm not the only one using it.
     
  3. Sarah Nicholson

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    Having watched some of your travails via the Google group, it's great to see BB#1 up and running well. It should really have a plaque or something...
     
  4. Steven Burns

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    I'll have to print one and put on the stickers. I'm such a slacker sometimes.
     
  5. Steven Burns

    Steven Burns Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know why the top of the rocket looks like it melted? I know it's a point and the nozzle stays in almost the same place, but is there a way around this?
     
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    It would be worth a few tests just to cut it down to the top 3-5cm and experiment with some of the settings. I'm sure when I finally get mine up and running, this would be a good shakedown test after a few gazillion cubes and benchys.
     
  7. Stefan

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    I guess.... really a wild guess, I thing this could be the fans not running fast or there is a setting like "minimum layer time" which is, I think, to prevent issues like this since the plastic has no time to cool ...
    Then I saw a Video from the 3dPrinting Nerd
    he is talking about S3D and printing a rocket and one thing that he says is, "... printing in spiral mode..." where you have no layers or just one.
    A other thing is the temp maybe its to high? With S3D it is possible to print the top with different settings (temp) see https://www.simplify3d.com/support/tutorials/different-settings-for-different-regions-of-a-model/
     
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    Henry feldman Well-Known Member

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    The model comments on Thingiverse actually comment that the tip is a problem and can be put straight with a knife or something if I recall when I printed it. That being said, mine did print straight. There were two versions of this one of which solved it.
     
  9. Steven Burns

    Steven Burns Well-Known Member

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    Great. I'll take a look at both options and see if they work.

    Thank you
     
  10. Steven Burns

    Steven Burns Well-Known Member

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    How's this? A little down and dirty, but it works.
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    Perfect :)
     

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