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Knot Thing

by DarkAlchemist, published

Knot Thing by DarkAlchemist Jul 30, 2012

Description

This is an EXTREMELY HI-RESOLUTION stl file of an Art Noveau centerpiece. It can be used to see how fine your printer can print then use the final print as a centerpiece.

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No support needed. :)
It looks really fantastic.  No support needed or did it sag?

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Instructions

Use as fine of a print head as you can find for testing how low you can go. Use your best settings and let it run for as long as it takes to see how well your 3d printer does then tweak, tweak, tweak, and tweak again.
Slic3r did not like this file at all :p it has consumed 4gb of working memory and has been occupied loading it for 10 minutes now...
Yeah, it requires a lot of memory to load as it is a SUPER/EXTREMELY HI-RES model.  Basically something to strive for.  What you could do is bring it in to Meshlab and reduce the polycount so it matches something you can use.

As I said this puppy is EXTREME but easily workable with Meshlab but your quality will suffer.
I did have to re-scale it to get it to slice. I printed it on a Replicator 2 using Makerware and miracle-grue at .2 mm layer height, 3 perimeters, 0% fill at 120 mm/s I rescaled it so that the x-axis was 100mm.  It took 9 hours to print.
It looks really fantastic.  No support needed or did it sag?
No support needed. :)
Very nice. :)
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