Scotty Dogz

by muzz64 Feb 27, 2016
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I have never needed any rafts with your designs so figured I could do without one here. How wrong was I. It was stuck on the build plate with me trying to get it off for an hour. I ended up having to microwave it! Lesson learned, if it says use a raft, use a raft!

Sorry to hear about the problem you had. The fact is not all prints need a Raft but I always recommend them as they reduce the risk of damaging the print when removing the print from the build plate.

All the best

Hey, this turned out great! I had no idea PLA could be so "springy". But now we have a problem. The boy wanted the dog... the girl wants a cat. Do you do requests? lol

Pleased to hear my Scotty Dog has been so well received. I already have a sitting cat design posted, although it doesn't have any moving parts, and my Wild Catz design with a mouth that opens. Hopefully one of these will satisfy her.

This is the coolest print I have made! Printed on bed with painters tape and an application of school glue (no raft). Final product just as depicted. Thanks for your effort in this model.

Pleased you like it... try printing my Fish Fossilz, Snakez and Sharkz next. They are really great examples of what you can do with 3D printing. Have fun with them!

Great design. Really impressed. Worked flawlessly on my first print with ABS on a raft.

I the last week I made about a dozen of these, everyone loves them. What a great design!
Printing them without any rafts, brims or infill on my UM2. It takes just under half an hour to make one at 0.2mm resolution, and they are lovely.
Many thanks for this piece of art!

Pleased to hear you like them... they are a fun little print.

I recommend using raft to make removing your Scotty Dogz from the build plate easy and also eliminate the risk of damaging the internal springs (which are very thin) during removal. Cutting the Raft away afterwards should be easier and less likely to cause any damage.

The internal 'flat springs' I'm referring to are in fact quite strong but I always try and suggest the safest way to free moving prints up. The print is small so the raft isn't much filament.

Printing with PLA and a non heated bed should I use a raft?