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Holed Christmas Ornament

by pmoews Nov 19, 2012
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Awesome design! We printed this on the Zortrax M200. Timelapse video here:


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When I load the STL into Cura, I see the supports, but they disappear when sliced. I presume there's some weird geometry going on, but I've been unable to figure out how to fix it. Curious if anyone else has the same problem.

I printed it anyway on my Lulzbot Mini and it actually worked pretty well even with the supports missing.

Hey, thanks for the cool model. The included supports work well, but there seems to be some inverted interior angles that lead to extruding unsupported plastic. Any printing/slicing tips?

How did you design the ornament? What software did you use. I am trying to do something similar and am struggling with my CAD software.

I made one in PLA. All is ok. Support removed easy.

Printed pretty well but the support is really difficult to remove.

I printed it on my Replicator in ABS using your settings and it did fine when I removed the supports. I did use an exacto knife to help it along and to carve out some of the star shapes, they went a little funky on me. I'm going to try it again tomorrow with a smaller layer height (and different color). Any speed suggestions? I was thinking of slowing it down a bit. I also might make some ABS glue and fill in the bottom ridges. I haven't had my machine for very long so I am still learning!

In Rep G, you should be able to just use external support from the generate g-code menu.  I'll try it and let you know how it works.

I selected external supports in RepG.  The result was internal support starting at the halfway point as the dome began to close in.

Printed fine with included supports on my Replicator 2 in PLA with 3 shells and layer height of 0.20 mm.

My print with 3 shells and a layer height of 0.27mm in ABS on the Thing-o-Matic came out fairly well but wasn't strong enough to withstand removal of the supports.