Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
latreides

How to print in place?

Recommended Posts

I have been printing for awhile now, and I have never managed to get a "print in place" print to work correctly.  What I mean is that any print that has movable parts that are intended to be printed as a single unit, never actually move.  The parts are welded to each other.

 

This happens no matter what slicer I use (Cura or S3D) and no matter what print material or brand I use.

 

Additionally (and probably caused by the same issue), any time I print a part that should fit in another part (with small tolerances), it never fits.  I understand that there is expansion and shrinkage in 3d printing, and the various reasons that the occurs, but clearly other people have managed to get these prints to work just fine.

 

Any advice?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have not managed with the things I downloaded. Some of the things they say are print in place are not that well made.

 

What are you trying to print, what size nozzle in use and what size print?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have printed a few items both downloaded and my own design. Have you tried Robert's Dust Filter I have printed this in a FF Dreamer and a UM2 Clone. I am planning on printing a similar item but 2 colors on UM3 tho i havent decided on what to print (more like I am lazy of design at this time ? ).

 

The key problem here is tolerance and clearance for printers are different. My FF requires around 0.10 - 0.15mm clearance per side that has contact for a circle it will be diameter + 2 x Clearance. For a UM I only need 1x of the clearance.

Edited by jffry7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe your over extruding, to hot nozzle or to fast printing. Those are the things I can think of. 

The few models I have tried, the makerbot robot and the socket wrench from nasa, required that your printer is well adjusted. 

 

If you can post a picture i’m sure someone can tell you right away what the problem is. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes I have the same problem when download some model from thingiverse. and I used to have makerbot printer and it works perfect with mostly all print in place model (lefab Makerfaire Robot, Jack Platform...etc). and when I use my UM3 and UM s5. The parts all fused together. I was wondering whats the setting at cura cause that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • How to 3D print with reinforced engineering materials
      Ultimaker is hosting a webinar where we explain how you can achieve and maintain a high print success rate using these new reinforced engineering materials. Learn from Ultimaker's Product Manager of Materials and top chemical engineer Bart van As how you can take your 3D printing to that next level.
      • 0 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!