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Everything posted by kmanstudios

  1. @gr5 has an awesome vid to look at concerning bed adhesion and such. I tagged him here so he can post the link directly.
  2. Gotta tell ya, most people will do that because they do not know where to begin. I remember when I first started here, I was using Cura before I got the printer to get familiar with the base process (even tried Simplify 3D, slicer, etc and just stayed with Cura. But even though I had spent that time preparing, it is so easy to miss many things. Basically, I agree and just roll with it because I had to ask questions (stupid ones just because I did not make a connection to certain things) and was nice to get an answer from someone to shortcut the confusion. 👍 Yep an
  3. If you take a look, your slice looks different than his slice. What difference did you make other than turning it upside down? Oh, and the upper left hand side does not seem to have any support in the hole there as it does in the other three holes.
  4. Yep, that is why I sliced the files for the OP instead of making the OP search for an old version and made clear that the difference in versions needs to be evaluated. I hope this does go into the Cura data for fixes.
  5. OK, here are a few files to see if everything is ok for you. Keep in mind that I have not upgraded beyond Cura 4.4. So if there is a bug in the version you are using, I have supplied additional files for you. Here is the sliced image from my system. No support in the holes. Since you have it set for the S5 I just hit slice. I made no changes to your file in anyway. The only difference is the version of Cura. 1st is the .3mf file from my system. Now, I am not sure this will help since the file may not slice the same way on a newer version. 1333205824_UMS5_part3_mod
  6. That would be the 'have to do everything' approach 😂 I am not that good 😉
  7. Did you try to download the file again? Files can be corrupted during that process. And, I have downloaded files from Thingiverse that have been poorly made/modified and corrupted.
  8. As @GregValiant noted, there were parts of the model floating about. That created the shadow profile. You can see the parts here: But there are a couple of other parts to this that make this a not so good model. First off, it has multiple parts to this instead of being one cohesive mesh. This is the first piece I found that was separate from the main mesh: When I deleted that, I still found another piece just floating over the main model: Once that final piece was deleted, the model was a single mesh and watertight. I do not know Fusion, bu
  9. Use what you are comfortable with and.... slowly dabble in new materials that are available in the width that works for your system. Also depends on what is available to you by way of outside sales.
  10. I cannot remember where I read it, but I believe the Pause at Height is not working with height, but is ok with the layer number. I am on an older version and I always use layer number and not height, so I am not sure. Maybe @gr5 can clarify?
  11. I gotta tell you, that simple answer gave me the best "follow the link" set of information I have had in a long while. 🙂 Found the paints and saw some really cool stuff as a result. Found a great tutorial on how to use it, found YOUR really great review of products 🙂 I now know what I need to save up for (besides filament LOL) with the very interesting paints he has made. Really had to laugh at the way he got to making some of his pigments in respect to Anish Kapoor's shenanigans. Have you tried to 'tint' the chrome so you can get some nice colored 'chrome' (like
  12. Gonna go out on a limb and conjecture that the missing parts are due to a bunch of open edged polygons that cannot be printed. Having access to the actual file (STL for the model only and '.3mf' for project file) is much more preferred.
  13. Never mind......@jman15x is correct. The colours played with my eyes a bit at first, but yeah, you just have a stair stepping issue as described above.
  14. Although not a likely chance, maybe the NFC tags are damaged? Although the digital rot on the screen could point to a larger problem in general and should be taken up with reseller(s) if less than a year old.
  15. I would still use a brim (pretty big one too) as it will help hold down the edges. The edges can lift off without that extra help as you saw. I think it has something to do with how the infill cools and pulls the edges inward.
  16. I have These three bottles that I made from UM PP and they have held colored water for a while without a single leak. I printed these just before the Christmas before my surgery, so...wow...3 years(!) They were printed using standard settings. The blue one fell over and the coloured water leaked around the cap. This would require a soft (cork is the only material I can think of right now) gasket that would clamp down tightly when the cap is put on. They sell premade gaskets and would be easy to incorporate. Red Bottle is logo'd "K-Bottle", The blue is "Tokah-Cola"
  17. This model cannot be fixed in its current 'object' structure. Hopefully I can explain this, so bear with me. I opened the model in my 3DSMAX and ran an 'STL Check'. This is a very simple toll that can analyze the structure for many defects. This is what I found upon just starting the process: Turquoise boxes show the errors. The blue arrow shows the top part that cannot connect to the cylindrical object. This is because the inner cylinder is a manifold object itself. As you can see here, the box is proper walls with a single edge that Cura is capping trying t
  18. Fundamentals of modeling....seems to be a continuing issue. Not modeling pertaining to programs, but the fundamental issues that arise no matter what program. Non-water tight, too thin holes, useless voids, tolerances for tab-and-slot type of engineering, ball and socket...things like that?
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