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Posted · How to print a brim ... nothing else, just the brim

Hi there,


I am currently trying to glue an Iron man helmet together, and I want to use a thin piece of flat flexible plastic to go behind and back up the 2 pieces that are being glued together to make it easier to align and hold the parts together.


And im thinking the thickness of a brim is perfect, so I am wondering how to print say a 20cm x 20 cm brim, with nothing else. And that way I can just cut it up into the shapes i need to back up the parts i need.


cheers guys 

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    Posted · How to print a brim ... nothing else, just the brim

    Would it work if you were to:

    Bring a plain calibration cube into Cura.

    With the model selected and the Scale Tool active - turn off "Uniform Scaling".

    Set the X Y Z to 200 x 200 x .20 (or whatever you prefer for thickness) and print that?

    (I might be inclined to go to .4 thick as the second layer going down at 90° to the first layer would make it considerably stronger than a single layer without giving up much flexibility.)

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