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Is this bad behaviour or just fun?  

Dai Wee Mike
Eminent Member
Is this bad behaviour or just fun?

Hi again all. Been printing up a storm and my first big project (RC aircraft in LW PLA) is nearing a successful end. Learning curve has been huge but as I get more familiar with the machine materials and software I may be developing some bad habits. I find myself getting more involved in the build plate as my objects appear. I clean whisps of filament and knock off small artifacts while the print occurs. Is this bad form or do you experts do the same? Thanks, Dai Wee.

Posted : 30/07/2021 1:35 pm
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Just avoid doing anything that can disrupt a long print. 

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Posted : 30/07/2021 2:12 pm
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I wouldn't recommend doing this:

1. Increasing the risk of ruin your print by touching/pushing something important
2. Electrostatic discharge can cause the print to stop

My best practice: Watch it, but never touch it..

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Posted : 30/07/2021 2:18 pm
Dai Wee Mike
Eminent Member
Topic starter answered:
Spoil sports

😝 Had a feeling this would be the consensus... thank for the feedback.

Posted : 01/08/2021 5:32 pm
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You can pause and resume.

However, doing such will sometimes leave a visible artifact.

IMAO, if it's bad enough to require intervention during printing, it's probably bad enough to kill it and do it over.

Posted : 02/08/2021 1:33 am