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djtektonik
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Please help with miniatures

Hey guys I’m sure someone already has something posted on here for the best settings to print miniatures, I’m currently using a 0.4 mm nozzle and I really would like some insight on the best settings so I can get my mini finally printed without wasting copious amounts of filaments and hours of tweaking the settings. Thanks again!

Posted : 15/06/2021 8:18 pm
bobstro
(@bobstro)
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RE: Please help with miniatures

So long as you're not expecting resin quality prints from a FFF printer, you can get miniature prints that are fine for tabletop distances. Here's a 28mm detailed mini sliced using Cura tree supports and printed with a 0.25mm nozzle:

Here are some test prints, again with a 0.25mm in gray and 0.15mm in beige but using ideaMaker for good removable supports on flat undersides:

I haven't found one slicer that does everything perfectly. They keys are:

  • Use a nozzle small enough to print the finest details in your print but no smaller.
  • Be sure your filament is dry (dry dry).
  • Calibrate your extrusion multiplier for each filament.

I've got a bunch of notes on settings here that might be useful.

Don't expect to print quickly. Minis take from 1-3 per piece. A resin printer is much faster and will produce higher quality miniature prints.

My notes and disclaimers on 3D printing and miscellaneous other tech projects
He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking. -- Spock in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan...
Posted : 15/06/2021 9:20 pm
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