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Eiffel Tower, Easier to Print

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Eiffel Tower, Easier to Print by CheeseJam Jan 18, 2016
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Ever since I got my 3D printer, I've always wanted to print this Eiffel Tower model: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:22051

However, due to my nozzle size and total build volume, I could not slice/print some of the smaller features. So, I found the source SolidWorks file (https://grabcad.com/library/eiffel-tower) and slightly enlarged every small feature my slicer wasn't recognizing.

I had to print this as big as possible for it to come out right on my printer (about 6in/152mm tall) using my 0.5mm nozzle. If you have a smaller nozzle size than 0.5mm, you may be able to print this even smaller. It was a very hard print, but it came out pretty well!

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LulzBot

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Rafts:

No

Supports:

No

Resolution:

0.2mm


Notes:

Need 0.5mm nozzle size or smaller when printing the model about 6in (152mm) tall. A smaller model height may be possible with a smaller nozzle size.

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The top melted off. I used 100 infill and no supports. Anything different I should try?

Need I supporting material?

I think there are a couple of issues in the file. There seems to be some problems close to the bottom arches on the legs. Maybe just have a look at that

pregunta de principiante... que velocidad de retracción se puede usar?

0.3 resolution is nlt good enough, use 0.2

When I printed this, the legs were completely destroyed, and I had to stop before getting to the first floor, I made the tower smaller in cura, is that my problem?

Yep, this size is the smallest I was able to print it with a 0.5mm nozzle. Sorry for the late response.

claro amigo! si la torre es muy pequeña muchas partes serán muy finas y el extrusor no podrá hacer un buen trabajo, revisa la cofiguracion de las capas

click thingiview and look at it straight down from the top, then zoom in. You can take a tour on the inside!

What shell thickness do you recommend?

100% infill, so no shell really.

Can you print this figure on an Anet A6?

I CAN NOT PRINT THIS FIGURE ON AN ANET A6..

What specifically is happening?

I CAN PRINT HE INSIDE PARTS, I DO KNOW WHAT I NEED TO CONFIGURE MY PRINTER

I CAN NOT PRINT THIS FIGURE ON AN ANET A6..

I CAN NOT PRINT THIS FIGURE ON AN ANET A6..

Hey just wondering what was your setting for print, the top of my model won't come out..

How about the speed of nozzle?

file has open faces.. sigh.. ill fix ur mistake.

how much infill did you use

Doesn't really matter since the walls are so thin, just use 100.

I'm having a hard time seeing how this can print without support.

Depends on what scale you print it at I guess. At the default scale (about 6 inches tall), with PLA, I had no problems printing without support. Good luck!

Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

did you use support?

Not at the scale shown, no. If it was bigger, or if I wasn't using PLA, I may have.

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