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Posted · Split a large object without cutting or assembling

Hi,

I've a large object to print.

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When I want to print with Cura, it plan to print level after level.

So, in this case, there will be a lot of unnecessary movement between each extremity:

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However, unnecessary movement means loss of time.

So, does anyone know a way, (except cutting / assembling the object), for Cura (or any other software), to print each extremity one after one, instead of all at once ?

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Thanks a lot!

Pierre

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    Posted · Split a large object without cutting or assembling

    I have no answer for your question. But if you would find one, you might run into other problems, depending on the size, nozzle temp and print time of each of these extensions. If these extensions are too small or the print temp rather high, it might not get enough cooling when the nozzle is staying too long in the same area. So it might deform as in the photo below.

    I think your dimensions are on the edge of what can still be done: I guess it should go well if you print rather cool. So I suggest you first try if such deformation happens by cutting the model in pieces, and only printing one extension, just for testing.

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    Posted · Split a large object without cutting or assembling

    Thank you for the response and suggestions.

    In this case, I already tried and succeeded to print my piece by cutting it.

    Extremities are around 4.5 * 1.2 * 2 cm. And each extremities are separated from more than 27 cm face to face, 19 cm in diagonal.

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    Posted · Split a large object without cutting or assembling

    Thank you for the response and suggestions.

    In this case, I already tried and succeeded to print my piece by cutting it.

    Extremities are around 4.5 * 1.2 * 2 cm. And each extremities are separated from more than 27 cm face to face, 19 cm in diagonal.

     

    I could not see a way to do it without cutting the design. I thought about just flipping it over and pushing the extremities down below the build plate, but you have that center part that would not get printed as well.

    Sometimes, ya just gotta go with the old tried and true rather than get fancy......

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