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jeffk
(@jeffk)
New Member

Hi All,

I'm looking for advice on setting provide by Gambody of one of their models.

I'm printing this  C3P0 Scaled up to 200%

https://www.gambody.com/3d-models/c-3po

I usually pritn figures on my resin printer so I'd like some input on these settings. these are their recommended settings.

Thoughts ?

Thanks

Jeff

Slic3r printing recommendations:

Layer height
  Layer height: 0.1 mm
  First layer height: 90%
Vertical shells
  Perimeters: 2
Horizontal shells
  Soid layers: 
              Top: 8
              Bottom: 5
Quality
  Detect thin walls: Check
  Detect bridging perimeters: Check
Advanced
  Seam position: Random
Infill
  Fill desity: 20%
  Fill pattern: Honeycomb
  Top/bottom fill pattern: Rectilinear
Reducing printing time
  Combine infill every: 1 layers
Advanced
  Solid infill every: 0 layers
  Fill angle: 25 deg
  Solid infill threshold area: 0 mm
Skirt
  Loops: 2
  Distance from object: 6 mm
  Skirt height: 1 layers
  Minimum extrusion length: 4 mm
Brim 
  Brim width: 10 mm
Support material
  Generate support material: Check
  Overhang threshold: 45 deg
  Enforce support for the first: 3 layers
Raft
  Raft layers: 0 layers
Options for support material and raft
  Contact Z distance: 0.1 mm
  Pattern: Rectilinear
  Patter spacing: 2 mm
  Pattern angle: 0 deg
  Interface layers: 2 layers
  Interface pattern spacing: 0.2 mm
Speed for print moves
  Perimeters: 60 mm/s
  Small perimeters: 20 mm/s
  External perimeters: 20 mm/s
  Infill: 60 mm/s
  Solid infill: 60 mm/s
  Top solid infill: 30 mm/s
  Support material: 50 mm/s
  Support material interface: 100%
  Bridges: 30 mm/s
  Gap fill: 50 mm/s
Speed for non-print moves
  Travel: 60 mm/s
Modifiers
  First layer speed: 30 mm/s
Acceleration control
  Perimeters: 800 mm/s
  Infill: 1500 mm/s
  Bridge: 1000 mm/s
  First layer: 1000 mm/s
  Default: 1000 mm/s
Autospeed
  Max print speed: 100 mm/s
  Max volumetrix speed: 0 mm/s
Extrusion width
  Default extrusion width: 0.42 mm
  First layer: 0.42 mm
  Perimeters: 0.42 mm
  External perimeters: 0.42 mm
  Infill: 0.42 mm
  Solid infill: 0.42 mm
  Top solid infill: 0.42 mm
  Support material: 0.42 mm
Overlap
  Infill/Perimeters overlap: 20%
Flow
  Bridge flow ratio: 0.95
Other
  XY Size Compensation: 0 mm
  Threds: 8
  Resolution: 0 mm

Posted : 17/02/2020 6:55 pm
nikolai.r
(@nikolai-r)
Noble Member

Hi Jeff,

The designer already provided recommendations how to print his model. Try this settings and see how it goes. If you encounter any issues, feel free to ask specific questions.

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Going small with MMU2
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Posted : 17/02/2020 11:28 pm
jeffk
(@jeffk)
New Member

@nikolai-r

I was asking if these are good for a mk3s . In the past I have tried settings from modelers  that were tested on another printer and was left with a pile of melted plastic.

Posted : 18/02/2020 3:48 am
nikolai.r
(@nikolai-r)
Noble Member

@jeffk

This are no printer specific settings. Speed looks good. As this model costs $20 you will most likely don‘t find someone who already printed it here and checking the forum on regular base.

Go for it.

Often linked posts:
Going small with MMU2
Real Multi Material
My prints on Instagram...
Posted : 18/02/2020 4:53 am
bobstro
(@bobstro)
Famed Member

Those appear to be recommended settings for Simplify 3D.

  • S3D will extrude a bit of extra material if you specify a 1st layer height less than 100% (actually extruding the full amount for 100% but fitting into a lower height for more squish). You could specify a slightly wider 1st layer extrusion width in PrusaSlicer.
  • The recommended support distance of 0.1mm may be a bit hard to remove. I usually go with 0.25mm.

As @nikolai-r says, you may just have to give it a go and see where it fails. Printing at a smaller size to get a feel for the problem areas might be a good idea, or at least give a try with some cheaper filament.

 

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Posted : 18/02/2020 6:30 am
jeffk
(@jeffk)
New Member

thanks to all ! I'll follow their recommendations and let you know how it comes out

Posted : 20/02/2020 4:14 am
Sembazuru
(@sembazuru)
Honorable Member

Another thing about that first layer height... Prusa printers are firmware limited to a minimum of 0.15mm for the first layer. If you give it a gcode with less than 0.15mm for the first layer, it will print at 0.15mm under extruding filament (not good for adhesion). Then the next layer will be over extruded. Specifically with these settings where you are specifying a 0.1mm layer height with first layer at 90%. So the first layer wants to be 0.09, the second layer at 0.19, etc. When printed on a Prusa printer the first layer will be under extruded by extruding 0.09mm's worth of filament at 0.15mm layer height. Then the second layer will be over extruded with 0.1mm's worth of filament at 0.04mm layer height. It will balance out at the 3rd layer, but your first two layers will be unpredictable.

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Thingiverse - https://www.thingiverse.com/Sembazuru/designs...
Posted : 23/02/2020 3:29 am
bobstro
(@bobstro)
Famed Member
Posted by: @sembazuru

Another thing about that first layer height... Prusa printers are firmware limited to a minimum of 0.15mm for the first layer. If you give it a gcode with less than 0.15mm for the first layer, it will print at 0.15mm under extruding filament (not good for adhesion). Then the next layer will be over extruded. Specifically with these settings where you are specifying a 0.1mm layer height with first layer at 90%. So the first layer wants to be 0.09, the second layer at 0.19, etc. When printed on a Prusa printer the first layer will be under extruded by extruding 0.09mm's worth of filament at 0.15mm layer height. Then the second layer will be over extruded with 0.1mm's worth of filament at 0.04mm layer height. It will balance out at the 3rd layer, but your first two layers will be unpredictable.

Ah interesting, but makes sense! I always use 0.2mm for my 1st layer but I've seen people trying to use 0.1mm.

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He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking. -- Spock in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan...
Posted : 23/02/2020 4:10 am
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