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About mechamecha

  • Birthday 09/27/1965

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    Ultimaker 2
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  1. mechamecha

    Ultimaker Robot

    Hi, @Nicolinux and @scorum. It was such a long time ago that I'm not positive which robot I printed, but I'm pretty sure it was this one: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/ultimaker-robot--2
  2. mechamecha

    Cura 3.2: Strange gaps in inner walls

    Thank you, @SuperbCookie! I'll definitely give that a shot!
  3. mechamecha

    Post your latest print!

    The bottom of the heads don't look as nice as the top, but I did add a fillet where the neck meets the bottom of the head to make it a slightly less problematic printing transition. Also, Cura's supports did a very nice job. Most of the filaments I have are Fillamentum/FilamentOne. They've printed consistently great for me. The Polyalchemy stuff is very unique with an extremely shiny, almost metallic appearance.
  4. mechamecha

    Post your latest print!

    For the trophy, I used Polyalchemy Elixir Merlot and Onyx (for the base). It's actually three parts: the base, the main cylindrical section, and the top cup section. The top cup section was printed upside-down and glued on. For the mini-figures, all parts are printed with Fillamentum filaments except for the magenta, which is Innofil.
  5. mechamecha

    Post your latest print!

    Haha! Yes, they're prints! They're about 4.5 inches/114 mm tall.
  6. mechamecha

    Post your latest print!

    I teach a 3D modeling/printing class to middle-schoolers. Final project was creating these in Onshape. Each of the three figures was done by a different student. Finished printing yesterday on an Ultimaker 2 using 0.2mm layers.
  7. mechamecha

    Post your latest print!

    Student-modeled mini-figures (created in Onshape)
  8. mechamecha

    Post your latest print!

    Stanley Cup rockin' the red!
  9. mechamecha

    Top thickness not respected when using adaptive layers

    I'm currently trying Slic3r's variable layers to see if it does a better job for me. It's not automated, but so far I like the way it allows you to "paint" on where you want the thinnest and thickest layers to be instead of forcing you to have variable layers for every single detail in your print.
  10. mechamecha

    Top thickness not respected when using adaptive layers

    Exactly right, that's why it would be really nice if they're able to fix this bug very soon.
  11. mechamecha

    Target specific areas of model for adaptive layers

    I get the impression that you're not quite understanding what I'm asking for here, but OK.
  12. mechamecha

    Target specific areas of model for adaptive layers

    I'll have to check out Slic3r's variable layers feature, because it looks like it works pretty much the way I suggested. It's great to have options.
  13. mechamecha

    Target specific areas of model for adaptive layers

    There is definitely a visible difference between 0.05 mm layers vs. 0.25 mm, and banding is quite evident when very thin layers are unnecessarily added to fairly straight vertical surfaces. Also, I'd prefer not to waste valuable printing time adding very thin layers to details that are less important to me on a model. I'd be very surprised if I were the only person wishing that the adaptive layers feature had slightly more versatility. For example, if I were much more concerned about eliminating the visible banding on the exterior of this very simple object than having the arched opening printed as nicely as possible, it certainly would be nice to tell Cura to ignore the arched opening when calculating adaptive layers. It would reduce the print time as well. Obviously the problem is exacerbated on more complex models.
  14. mechamecha

    Top thickness not respected when using adaptive layers

    Thank you for replying, @ctbeke!
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