Make stronger parts with your replicator

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Make stronger parts with your replicator by jasonwelsh Sep 21, 2012
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Ok so I own 4 mendel maxs but before those amazing machines I had bought a Replicator for work. I vowed that I would probally let it collect dust before using it again. UNTIL I got bored. So the difference is the strength of the parts and the angle at which the fill gets filled. For those that don't build other printers and own a replicator you would have no idea what the grass looks like on the other side. So here is what you do if you have always relied on replicatorG and have never known how to slice any other way.

This is not a model but a way to make you models stronger if you only own a replicator. There are other ways to do this but I wanted it to be simple for people that dont know much about slicing.


First before you start
build a 20 x 20 X 5 and print it on the replicator.

Take a pair of cutters and cut it in half.... Then

Find the skeinforge profile for replicator.

Here it is on a mac (see pictures) . Your looking for fill.csv under skeinforge 5.0

Your mission is simple..... Change 90 degrees to 45 Degrees in fill.

Infill Begin Rotation (degrees): 45

After which I would like you to build a 20 x 20 X 5 cube and try and cut it.

Ok so lesson is simple. Angles = strength.

Print your favorite model and tell me what you think ;)

I had to divide the pictures up a little to make the readable... Follow step 1 and step 2 pictures if you cant find the file. On a PC its pretty freeken easy to find..

It will still sound like a rickity old bus being hit by a train but now at least the parts will be stronger ;)


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I tried this, looking at a calibration cube. I couldn't see any difference in the fill before and after. I had restarted RepG, and opened fill.csv again to make sure the change was there.

Am I looking for the right thing? I assume that the idea is that the vertical infill is supposed to go up at an angle instead of straight up.

I don't have the restriction you are detailing here but perhaps you could post some nice pictures of some parts you have cut up.

Personally I use hexagonal infill on Huxley #710 which is really quite strong.