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by DPhillips
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Size calibration error - I'm baffled!
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Size calibration error - I'm baffled!

Those are the reasons I went back and printed the calibration cube, I came out exactly 20mm x 20mm x 20mm. Same for the similar cube I laid out in SolidWorks. It was fine too so I don't think there is any problem between the printer mechanism and the printer software and the slicer and SW. They all ...
by DPhillips
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Size calibration error - I'm baffled!
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Size calibration error - I'm baffled!

Agreed. Cura says 161mm which is what I want. But it prints 7mm to small. Other things print at 100%, this one doesn't. Tried repeatedly.

Still baffled!
by DPhillips
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Size calibration error - I'm baffled!
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Size calibration error - I'm baffled!

I'm not a newby, Been printing on my CR-10S for months now and I've produced many great items, both from web designs and from my own designs created in SolidWorks. Now here's my problem: I am trying to make a simple box 161mm on a side. Using SolidWorks I lay out the box (I've been using SW for year...
by DPhillips
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Why so many instances of G0 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Why so many instances of G0 ?

Thanks for your answer. But I still wonder why. What is the point of moving G0 to a point, doing nothing, moving G0 to another point, doing nothing, etc? Why not move to the right location in the first place?
by DPhillips
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: How do I insert GCODE filament retract?
Replies: 2
Views: 277

How do I insert GCODE filament retract?

Snippet: M205 X30 Y30 G10 G4 P500 G0 F3600 X129.931 Y136.516 G0 X130.842 Y136.125 G0 X131.78 Y135.837 G0 X132.656 Y135.727 G0 X146.931 Y136.516 G0 X146.983 Y136.601 G11 M204 S500 The first layer is the top of my finished product. I need to eliminate the stringing between features on the first layer ...
by DPhillips
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Why so many instances of G0 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Why so many instances of G0 ?

Here is a snippet:

M205 X30 Y30
G1 F2400 E69.85509
G0 F3600 X150.537 Y99.484
G0 X151.815 Y100.136
G0 X160.227 Y114.422
G0 X160.304 Y114.484
M204 S500

Question: Why are there so many sequential G0 commands? Cura 3.4.1 but the same result in Cura 15.04.3
by DPhillips
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Help requests / Purchasing assistance
Topic: View GCODE
Replies: 1
Views: 207

View GCODE

Can I step through the GCODE and view toolpath simultaneously? Specifically I want to add a filament retract at certain points in the first layer to prevent dragging filament over a hole or between holes. I don't want the drags to show on the surface of the finished product. I'm using Cura 3.4.1 and...
by DPhillips
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Filaments
Topic: What silk screen ink for PLA?
Replies: 0
Views: 379

What silk screen ink for PLA?

I'm about to try to silk screen labels on PLA boxes. Any ideas of what works or what doesn't is appreciated.
by DPhillips
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 3d printed immortality?
Replies: 1
Views: 1861

Re: 3d printed immortality?

It's a bad idea IMHO. We are on the road to overpopulating the planet as is, many say we're already populated beyond return. Already this year there have been 25 million births and only 10 million deaths. One could say that the need more deaths, or less births, or both. Probably cancer cells are nic...
by DPhillips
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Incubator
Topic: Building a better3D Scanner-Need Software Help
Replies: 0
Views: 544

Building a better3D Scanner-Need Software Help

I'm building a "scanner" (probably the wrong term) using the Creality 10S hardware. It will mostly be constructed of 3D printed parts with some cheap eBay/Chinese electronics. I want this to be reasonable inexpensive and adaptable to other printers and of course I'll make all the files available. Th...