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A part I can't get right

by malakid

I'm trying to print this Walther PPK hand grip from a model that no longer exists on Thingiverse. When I slice it the part separates and when I print it is comes out just like the sliced view. I ran it through Netfabb online and it does the same. I tried this on two different computers with different numbers of layers and it comes out the same. What's wrong with this part? Is there any way to fix it?

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simplify3d profile

by lc99

can someone share his personal s3d profile for PLA because i want to see how can i improve my prints quality but i don't know what change in the slicer. thanks to everyone

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extrusion width: auto vs manual

by lc99

if i have a 0.4 mm nozzle i set nozzle diameter to 0.4 but the extrusion width is set to 0.48 with the automatica function enabled. is it correct to leave it with this value or i have to swap to manual and set 0.4? thanks

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Looking for flexible UV color changing filament

by malakid

There doesn't seem to be a "general" group, so I'm posting here. Apologies if anyone's upset.

As the subject says, I'm looking for a UV color changing (not temperature changing) filament that's flexible. Color isn't important. I've googled and only found color changing PLA. Thank you.

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Supports

by Precision3DPrinting

When I add supports to a model, they are always printed in a certain orientation relative to the front of the build platform, I'll call that orientation 180 degrees. That is fine, unless what you're supporting is also printing in a line formation and is printing 180 degrees relative to the front of the build plate, in which case the supports create a surface that is incredibly stringy and just overall awful. Is there any way to change the orientation of the supports? In case you thing changing the orientation of the part, that is not an option, trust me, I have tried extensively and it it quite big. The images below demonstrate my problem with a snippet of the part and a snippet of the supports in case you are not a math person or my description is otherwise confusing. In these images it can be seen that the extruder will move side to side to make both structures, meaning that little supporting will actually be done by the supports.

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