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Fine mesh screen.

by Wauter, published

Fine mesh screen. by Wauter Aug 2, 2012

Description

This is a printable fine mesh screen, optimized for slicing with skeinforge.

When trying to print a fine mesh pattern (2-3mm mesh size), I ran into issues. Skeinforge sliced the mesh into tiny squares - as it should i guess. Problem is, this takes ages to print, and the resulting object is far from ideal. Not as nice looking as it could have been and not that strong either.

This mesh screen solves this by layering the perpendicular threads on top of each other. A tiny tiny gap between them ensures that skeinforge will detect them as 'lines' rather than 'squares. During the slicing process, this tiny gap is discarded and the result is a nice looking mesh pattern.

This design worked really well for me printing 1.2 mm mesh screens with 'lines' 2 mm apart and 0.45 mm wide.

Im printing with a layer height of 0.3 mm and w over h ratio of 1.5.

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Nice, thanks.
Gave you credit for inspiration.

thingiverse.com/thing:27933
to make a mesh there is also the possibility to set the solid layers to 0, and so the infill pattern is the mesh :)

(only require a simple solid but maybe less tweakable)

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GNU - GPL
Fine mesh screen. by Wauter is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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Instructions

Design is fully parametrized. Download the openscad file and adjust the parameters.

Example for a square mesh screen and round mesh screen inside the scad file.

Code is organized in modules, so this object can be used as a library.

Gave you credit for inspiration.

thingiverse.com/thing:27933
Making quick fluid filters
to make a mesh there is also the possibility to set the solid layers to 0, and so the infill pattern is the mesh :)

(only require a simple solid but maybe less tweakable)
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