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Posted · Floating support

Hi,

I have sliced a model I have made, but when I look at the layer view, the infill is not consistent, and in the middle, some of it is actually floating. Shown in the attached image.

I have made the model with Fusion 360, slicer settings at 0.1mm nozzle, 50% grid infill.

How can I fix this? I want the infill to be 50% throughout the entire inner body.

Thanks!

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    Posted · Floating support

    If you can post the project file, I am sure someone here will look at it. I know I will if I see it first. ? That way we can see all settings and see what could be the issue.

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    Posted · Floating support
    3 hours ago, kmanstudios said:

    If you can post the project file, I am sure someone here will look at it. I know I will if I see it first. ? That way we can see all settings and see what could be the issue.

    Hi, thanks for the response.
    I've attached the project file ?

    TT_blade.curaproject.3mf

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    Posted (edited) · Floating support

    That was perfect as it brought in all your project file settings for your machine, which I do not have. ? Now it is very simple.

     

    In this image, this is your setup. You can see that in the 'Recommended Settings" that 'Gradual Infill' has been selected. This makes the infill build up. Not really floating, but adding to the support lengths layer by layer.

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    When unchecked, it reverts to a normal infill and you can just adjust your infill to the amount you wish and it will be a regular pattern for you.

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    I do suggest unhiding some things so that you can see them in the 'Custom Settings' to make it a bit easier, but this was all it took to solve it. ?

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    Posted · Floating support

    I'd use "support blocker" to add a block, click on your model and a cube will appear.

    Click resize NEXT.

     

    Size and move block till it covers blade.

     

    Pick "per model settings" then infill....

     

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    Posted · Floating support
    17 minutes ago, AbeFM said:

    I'd use "support blocker" to add a block, click on your model and a cube will appear.

    Click resize NEXT.

     

    Size and move block till it covers blade.

     

    Pick "per model settings" then infill....

     

    image.thumb.png.b24113838bb55e65aa9461dd1cee2759.png

     

    image.thumb.png.debfe807338bd2c605b4dc91f1384415.png

    I would have used a piece of geometry. I did not know that you could do this :) Nice tip!! Thanks :)

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    Posted · Floating support
    On 7/2/2018 at 7:13 PM, kmanstudios said:

    I would have used a piece of geometry. I did not know that you could do this ? Nice tip!! Thanks ?

     

    The support blocker does create a piece of geometry, a phantom cube, after all...

     

    But that's a very nice tip indeed, I wouldn't have thought about it.

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    Posted · Floating support

    They are weird... Tied to the object. They'll disappear if  you don't use them right, and if you delete the object that "birthed" them, they die too.

    BUT, you can set them to block, or be, support, and even just print as a cube.

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