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KmanStudios

TOS USS Enterprise and Stand

by KmanStudios Apr 23, 2017
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I'm interested in trying this one, but I've never seen an Enterprise thing in one piece for 3D printing. Seeing that you are using an UM3 for the dual-color base, I am wondering if you used PVA supports with the Enterprise. In general, I see no notes in the thing details about how you printed this. For example, the only specific I noticed was about how you uploaded the X-ray screendump to show the lack of printing problems. However, I don't know what that is supposed to prove since the X-ray view does not show predicted printing problems - the solid view does.

Thanks.

  1. "I am wondering if you used PVA supports with the Enterprise"---yes I did.

  2. "I noticed was about how you uploaded the X-ray screendump to show the lack of printing problems."---Actually, it shows lack of model problems. No open edges, unwelded vertices on surfaces to create issues, no flipped or floating surfaces. Basically a watertight model.

  3. "the solid view does"----I would say that maybe, depending on the slicer used, but in the slicer I use (Cura) solid view does not show anything but a representation of the model, no matter how poorly it may slice. The sliced view shows where there may be problems. For instance, if you slice this at size or a small reduction, no issue. But if you reduce it too much, it will start to lose details as well as make some walls too thin for printing.