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Posted (edited) · Inaccuracy when printing

I'm printing a fairly long length item which uses supports only (I tried a brim too but that made no difference).

I have designed the shape in Fusion360 and it is drawn like this:

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but when I print it I get this

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It's printed flat with the posts pointing upwards and the support structure between the ledge and the glass.

printing.thumb.jpg.8c5d87ab3990b13cdd5ebf6de418d609.jpg

It seems worse at each end. The middle of the item isn't too bad. Could it be a calibration issue with the Ultimaker?

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printing.thumb.jpg.8c5d87ab3990b13cdd5ebf6de418d609.jpg

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Posted · Inaccuracy when printing

Could it be a calibration issue with the Ultimaker?

 

I doubt it. It's more likely related to the material (which one is it?).

Looking at your model - i assume that the material shrinks at different rates. Those geometries are hard to print (at least in this orientation). If possible, add some reinforcements on the sides and/or below the ledge, or try thicker walls. This may help a bit.

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Posted · Inaccuracy when printing

I was using Verbatim but now I'm using ColorFabb. ColorFabb seems to work better.

I'll adjust the design as you suggest and try again.

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