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Posted · PLA or PLA Though, white? (will use PVA)

Hi guys, I need to print an Arch project in my S5. I am wondering that will give me the best result.

planning to print a .06mm layer height with 0.4 nozzle using PVA. Maybe I'ill try "Normal" if the time get absurd.

 

I want the final model to be white and not necessarily too shiny - essentially what I have seen in the marketing material for Ultmaker arch models.

 

@SandervG

@Stefania Dinea

 

Thank you

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Posted · PLA or PLA Though, white? (will use PVA)

@BiMNrd hello, thanks for reaching out. I think @SandervG can give you input on those settings I have my um calibrate for 0.2 layer height in general just to avoid certain issues. As for matte a trick I use is use matte spray after but if you want to go for the kill there are also other materials, non ultimaker brands that offer white matte specifically for architecture models - however they are a trick to print it more than often. The white spray is your fastest alternative. If possible also a little bit of sanding never hurt nobody. Hope this helps. 

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Posted · PLA or PLA Though, white? (will use PVA)

Thanks,  so lets say I want to use UM materials this time. Pla or tough pla?

Have you tried any of those?

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Posted · PLA or PLA Though, white? (will use PVA)

@BiMNrd i usually use  ultimaker pla but I have tried tough to print some sockets wall mounts in tough - i would recommend tough for such things. 

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Posted · PLA or PLA Though, white? (will use PVA)

Thanks, in ordering regular white PLA and 0.2 print head.

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Posted (edited) · PLA or PLA Though, white? (will use PVA)

For a safe bet 1.2 top bottom layer and wall thickness- min 5% infill and i use a skirt not a brim

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Posted · PLA or PLA Though, white? (will use PVA)

@Stefania Dinea , a skirt doesnt seem to do anything other then draw a separate outline. Is that really better than a brim?

 

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Posted (edited) · PLA or PLA Though, white? (will use PVA)

@BiMNrd Yes and no, you will already have a like brim created by the base of the PVA - you use the pla skirt to extrude some material before the pla print starts, so you can check if it extrudes correctly and to clean the core of pla residue - hope this makes sense.

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Posted · PLA or PLA Though, white? (will use PVA)

@BiMNrd the skirt lets you visually confirm that your bed is level and that a good initial layer is being laid down. If the skirt looks much thinner on one area, that is a good indication the bed is too high (too close to nozzle) in that area

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Posted · PLA or PLA Though, white? (will use PVA)

Great, I printer a small test model yesterday.

I did it at 0.1 layer height with the 0.4 core. Worked well enough I dont think I will used the 0.2 core I ordered. 

 

I used a brim and 5 hr later it come out. Everything good so far. Loving this printer, it is a little slow though (5hrs) compared to my other abs printer. 

 

Cant wait until I get the white PLA on Monday to reprint it "full size"

 

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