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    Solid prints - Lothiphane

    Im guessing that the cube3 will not do Solid prints?

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    Nope- Short to the point.

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    Thank you for the straight to the point answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnhenson View Post
    Im guessing that the cube3 will not do Solid prints?
    The Cube 3 will. Cube Print software won't.

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    A thin Lithophane will print without fill if you limit the thickness.
    This allows the depth of the print to come through with light.
    It is the layer thickness that makes up most of the resolution.
    Printing on end does a pretty decent job!

    I've also done some geological 3D prints of land-areas with exaggerated height. Those work nicely too.

    It is all a matter of scale and resolution. And for Lithophanes, fill.

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    Is there no way to make the software print solid? It is really causing me problems with some prints lol. I need totally solid sides on some things and it isn't doing it for me.

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    Solid prints is a numbers game if you are not considering the poor side fill.
    When I design something meant to be solid, I use the 0.45mm line width as a guide.
    A project with a solid wall of 0.9mm will generate a good solid with 2 walls.
    A 1.8mm wall will get me 4 lines. Every output option in the SW can do this.
    "Almost solid" in the software means 5 lines per wall, meaning you can go as far as 4.5mm thick without infill.
    Again, it will truncate if the values are in-between these values, but if the outside dimensions land on these, you will have no infill and a solid wall.


    Just because the wall should be 1.8mm... doesn't mean 1.8mm throughout as you would do with mold making for plastic parts.
    In 3D printing it means "1.8mm offset". This is because our height can be any multiple of 0.2mm or 0.07mm.
    It is tough to design things specifically to work with the printer.

 

 

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