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Postby Snarkticon » 01 Oct 2014, 15:40

I finally got my printer up and running yesterday, and took it for a few test prints. I'm a hobbyist who makes movie prop replicas, so my first few items are little things from Star Trek and Star Wars.

The first was rather a disaster:
Using Pronterface with PLA and default settings. Very low resolution and LOTS of delamination.
(Doctor's mobile holo emitter from Star Trek Voyager)

Tried again with PLA in Cura:
It turned out slightly better, but again, the same issues.
(From left to right: Pronterface, Cura)

SO ... I tried with ABS and noticed a GIGANTIC difference:
(From left to right: PLA, ABS)

So I immediately became a fan of ABS over PLA, and proceeded to print two more small objects I had on file:
(From left to right: custom comm badge, Holo Emitter, Droid Restraining Bolt)
"Somehow there's always someone who can do things thought impossible, simply because they do not realize that they should be incapable of the achievement." - Achievements In Ignorance,
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