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  1. theparker

    theparker Member Established Member

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    THIS IS THE WAY


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  2. HISSMAN

    HISSMAN The Great Bearded One Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I've been sick for the last couple days, so I haven't been able to work on the helmet anymore. I did realize that I forgot to post another update though. I just need to prep and paint.

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    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    LOL
     
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    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member

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    Jeff, that really came out great. How much money do you think you invested in this one project? I'll bet it was fun doing it.
     
  6. HISSMAN

    HISSMAN The Great Bearded One Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Probably about one full spool of filament, and the face shield equals about $32.
     
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    Not too bad. There's the fun/pride factor built in knowing that you made it yourself.
     
  8. nickf2005

    nickf2005 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I quickly drew up a phone cradle the other day that would house my wireless charger sitting on my office desk. Just that cradle was showing a 16 hour print time, using the creality slicer. What am I doing wrong that your can get this whole mask done in 50? Is it because your mask is so thin I wonder? I have my fill % pretty low though.

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  9. HISSMAN

    HISSMAN The Great Bearded One Staff Member Super Moderator

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    @nickf2005
    I use Cura 4 as my slicer. It does pretty well. I just did a charging cradle for airpods, and it took 4 hours at a 30% fill. I wanted the fill high in order to add weight to the object.

    What is your line height and infill set to? Also, if you are creating temporary supports for overhangs, what degree overhang area are you supporting? Also, what speed are you printing at?

    These are the basic setting for the mask..
    Layer height : 0.20mm
    Overhang Support : 41°
    Infill : 20%
    Infill Overlap : 30%
    Speed settings :
    Speed : 55mm/s
    Inner Wall Speed : 55mm/s
    Infill Speed : 65mm/s
    Outer wall speed : 55mm/s
    Transition Speed : 120mm/s

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    joshcarp81 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Slicing software can definitely make a huge difference in print times. Going from a free slicer to the paid i use and looking at the actual print on screen and how it saves time makes a huge difference. Everything else Hissman said about overhangs and infills is accurate as well. I cant remember off the top of my head what paid software i use now but you can also change infill percentages at different layers as well.
     
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    joshcarp81 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I started off with a Creality CR10 and have the V2 now. Dont get to mess with them as much anymore. They can suck time away like you wouldnt believe! And you can end up making a bunch of crap you dont need! Lol
     
  12. 850SNCobra

    850SNCobra Active Member Established Member

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    How heat resistant is the material that the 3D printer uses? I've thought about trying to make some hood vents if the material could hold up.
     
  13. HISSMAN

    HISSMAN The Great Bearded One Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Very. You can print with ABS as well, as that is what most aftermarket parts are made of. Depending on material, this stuff doesn't melt or get soft until around 330°F. Making temperatures for extrusions range from 375°F to 450°F.
     
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    Thanks for the tips guys. I haven't messed with it much, so I'll take a deeper dive when I have the time. That said, my phone cradle is probably about 50% bigger than your pod cradle, so maybe it's not that far out of line.

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  15. HISSMAN

    HISSMAN The Great Bearded One Staff Member Super Moderator

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    With the new Cura update you can dive in on expert settings and adjust just about everything in increments. Fan speeds depending on layer and time, flow rates for every instance. I really haven't found a pay version that is as well made as Cura 4.4. Cura 3 leaves a lot to be desired. I played around with it a bit before getting the printer.
     
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    That's very good to know! Thank you!
    Now it's time for me to learn how to design.
     
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    4sdvenom Never Enough! Established Member

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    Just trying to see what all is necessary for software to run a 3D printer.
    Can you use just the Cura 4.4 you mentioned or does it require CAD too! Was reading up on the Cura and it kept mentioning CAD and I wasn't sure if it just made it easier or if it is required too!
    Thinking about picking one up to play around with and make some parts and pieces.
    Thanks
     
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  18. HISSMAN

    HISSMAN The Great Bearded One Staff Member Super Moderator

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    If you are going to alter or design your own thing, then you will need a cad program. There are several free. Fusion 360 for personal use, and Meshmixer.
     
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    4sdvenom Never Enough! Established Member

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    Thank you!
     
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