Now that the printer is working… it is time to give it a real test

I thought I would create a model that really tests it out the capabilities. I designed a country store for this purpose (and placed it out on Thingiverse). The model is HO gage and I will paint it up for the local model train club.

Front of the country store

I figure if the printer can reliably print that fire escape, its working well.

Back of the country store

I printed it, but the fire escape was not as clean as I wished.

The printed result

There were a number of “strings” between horizontal elements that really cause problems. That is probably because I did not have the printer at the optional temperature and retraction enabled.

In order to address this issue, I will need to print a temperature tower, to identify the optimal temperature for this material. That is a whole other post though.

2 thoughts on “Now that the printer is working… it is time to give it a real test

  1. Charlie What printer do you use? A co-worker Has the Enders 5 Pro and recommend it or as a strayer the Enders 3. If I get one I want to be fabricate parts, panels, brackets that I can use for various products. A panel to hold controls, (i.e. remote so can store them on cabinet door in motorhome when not on use) Thanks, Rob Hanson

    On Tue, May 5, 2020, 4:39 AM Beyond the intersection of technology and life wrote:

    > cebess posted: ” I thought I would create a model that really tests it out > the capabilities. I designed a country store for this purpose (and placed > it out on Thingiverse). The model is HO gage and I will paint it up for the > local model train club. Front of the countr” >

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    • I have an Ender 3 pro. There is a new printer coming out from Creality that has all the enhancements I’ve built into mine (e.g., auto leveling…). The big question is how big a piece do you need to print, you description sounds like you need a large one. Also what materials do you need to print. I put together a presentation a while back for folks wanting to get into printing that covers some of the criteria they need to think through:
      https://1drv.ms/b/s!AisnX5t2p2e6galkB80p4umAUYdIOg?e=v2Vgmu

      Hopefully, that may be of some assistance if you’re just getting into it. I’ve had to make a few ‘parts’ for folks when their RV no longer had support from the vendor.

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