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Alex L

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Alex L last won the day on April 11 2018

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About Alex L

  • Birthday November 6

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  • Field of Work
    Architecture
  • Country
    GB
  • 3D printer
    Ultimaker 3

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  1. Alex L

    Xmas Candy canes

    It's a turkey on a baking tray which is in the shape of our corporate logo with the company name inserted in a different colour PLA. Extra challenging s it was printed on an UM Original so no option for 2 colour printing
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    Xmas Candy canes

    We ran a little in-house competition to design and print a bauble for the office christmas trees. Some of the results can be seen here https://twitter.com/maberarchitects/status/1076191487682113536 there were several more across the other offices too.
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    Tip: Bed adhesion

    Did you use a Brim? Our UM3 has never had an issue with loss of adhesion but my colleagues using the 2+ have had this issue a fair bit, they have used a higher heat on the build plate to help overcome this issue, although there has been occasions where loss of adhesion has still occurred... I still swear by Dimafix - it holds so tight it is sometimes difficult to remove the build after printing (although a few minutes int he fridge fixes this and it pops right off)
  4. Alex L

    THE ARCHITECTURE OF 3D PRINTING - 10 ARCHICAD

    That is great, it shows how incredibly simple to process is through ArchiCAD (although there is probably no need to include all of the Cura stuff at the start as that is all covered elsewhere). One of my current tasks is to produce a guide to creating 3D printed output - might not need to bother now... I hadn't thought about introducing a build plate template within our master template file. I will get this amended with the next revision - Thanks!
  5. Alex L

    Architect Design Contest | People

    A well deserved win @kmanstudios, I look forward to getting to use some of these in future prints, thanks to all for their generosity taking the time to make these for everyone to use, a true community spirit!
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    THE ARCHITECTURE OF 3D PRINTING - 09 MATERIAL PROFILES

    Always great to see someone else settings to save time on tinkering! I have tended to stick with the defaults and only altering thicknesses to match nozzle size multiples as there is rarely time to experiment from day to day! Thanks for sharing this, please keep up the great work!
  7. Alex L

    Tip: Bed adhesion

    I know I have said it already, but DIMAFIX is really, really good. Have had no problem with bed detachment, the coating is super even so doesn't have any adverse effects on the print quality, giving a good even sheen across the base, models generally self release after 5 mins or so in the fridge. Well worth the £10 spend. The only downside is that you need a well ventilated space to apply the spray as it is pretty noxious, (although it smells amazing!) I just open the fire door and spray it outside to overcome this issue.
  8. Alex L

    means of recording filament use

    So it does, I googled to see if it did this but couldn't find anything ? hadn't noticed it scrolling along the screen before! Only good for materials which have NFC chips though!
  9. Is it possible to record filament usage through either Cura or the print monitor settings? We end up with lots of rolls of almost empty filament - it would be good to keep track of how much filament had been taken off the roll currently in the printer, I guess this could be quite complex if you keep swapping rolls though and with multiple users on a printer... ? But as Cura knows the length of material on a roll, can it keep track of what has been printed? Does anybody have any good ways of keeping track of what is left on a roll other than weighing or keeping a tally on the roll?
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    Architect Design Contest | People

    Gutted that workload prevented me for taking part in this competition, some really great entries! Best of luck to all!
  11. Or just right click on the extruder in the main Cura window for quicker access and it remains greyed out to remind you it is disabled
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    Architect Design Contest | People

    *cough* This little guy isn't even 10mm tall (printed at 1:200) and is most definitely recognisably human. He sits (stands!) on top of my monitor at work. So 1:100 is most definitely easy and doable!
  13. For comparison, this is what ArchiCAD gives you:
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    THE ARCHITECTURE OF 3D PRINTING - 04 ENTOURAGE

    Well here it is, 0.25core and printed without support but with a brim which provides a handy stand You can see a difference in quality between the 0.25 and the 0.4 core used to do the original little human who looks a lot more like a mummy in comparison (he has also got a bit dusty sat on top of my monitor). Bear in mind that these are at 1:200 though so are really tiny at about 8mm high.
  15. Alex L

    architectural facade details

    That is a gorgeous print, thanks for sharing the tips with us!
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