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Posted · How to make it sturdier

Greetings,

 

I am so very new to 3d printing that its embarrassing. I am using the Cura program. I a monoprice Mini Select V2 printer. I really love this bust file. Its printing very thin and with holes. How do I adjust the file to make it thicker and have no holes?

 

Thank you so much!

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jewerly_ring_bust_display.zip

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    Posted (edited) · How to make it sturdier

    When that STL file was created it was made out of two pieces.  A hollow base and a hollow upper "body".  Cura can only follow the model and there is nothing inside to print.

     

    EDIT:  News flash here.  We may have found a use for "Remove All Holes".  It's in Mesh Fixes.  Click on that and then set up your walls and infill.

     

    I created the attached 3mf file using a Monoprice printer.  When you open the 3mf file it will ask you if you want up update your Monoprice printer or create a new one.  I suggest you choose to create a new one so you don't mess up any customizing you may have done to your printer in Cura.

    jewerly_ring_bust_display.3mf

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    Posted · How to make it sturdier

    Its Google taking over the world.

    Use file explorer and go to your downloads folder.  If you didn't discard it then the file will be there with a weird name like blahblah.download.  Change the name to whatever you want and make sure it has a .3mf extension.  This happens to me all the time now as I download a lot of project files and gcode files to check them.  It started about 3 months ago.

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    Posted · How to make it sturdier

    That is a really nice, shiny color. What filament is that?

    I vaguely remember a post that said that some such shiny colors were much more difficult to print than standard PLA. So, to filter out the cause a next time, you might want to try the same model with regular PLA. Then at least you know whether it is the model or printer, or the filament.

     

    PS: for your Google Chrome problems: try using another browser: Firefox, Pale Moon, any others? Although Firefox too has sold its soul to Google. It appears that Google was from the very beginning a CIA-project, designed to infiltrate and spy upon as many computers as possible, worldwide. And then to censor anything their masters didn't want us to know. They did that very well, I must say, and we all fell into the trap, me too. Now they are even censoring innocent things and proven science and technology. But don't believe me, try to check it for yourself. Just don't use Google as your search engine for this, because it censors everything... Instead, try DuckDuckGo, Yandex, Searx, Qwant, Swisscows, or so.

     

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    Posted · How to make it sturdier

    @geert_2 I'm guessing it's a silky gold.  All the silkies have trouble with layer adhesion but for a model like that it isn't a problem.  The silkies seem to dislike moisture more as well so I have to dry them more often than regular filament.  That leads to other problems so I use it up as quick as I can for the more artsy stuff (rather than mechanical things).

     

    @Smggems remember to turn "remove all holes" off.  That one causes confusion as does "make overhangs printable".

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    Posted · How to make it sturdier

    @geert_2 it is a silky filament by Ziro! i have sense printed of a few dozen things with this filament for my jewelry store and it has done amazing!

     

    @GregValiant when I had the "Remove all holes" On it fixed the problem. 

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    Posted · How to make it sturdier

    "when I had the "Remove all holes" On it fixed the problem."

     

    Sorry @Smggems, I was referring to AFTER that print.  Many people forget that they turned it on and the next model they slice has issues.

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    Posted · How to make it sturdier

    OH SNAP! So true!!!!! Thank you for your help!

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