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Monthly Print Challenge (MPC) July

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Greetings everyone, and welcome to the first Monthly Printing Challenge!

As this is the first MPC there are expected to be bumps in the road and such as we figure out the best way to organize the challenge. That being said feel free to post suggestions to make the MPC better!



Beginning on the first of every month a winner is declared from the previous month.

Votes and submissions can be made at any time during the MPC month.

Flag official votes with bold text; "Vote:Name".

Flag your official submission posts with bold text, "Submission."

Flag print suggestions with bold text "Print: http://umforum.ultimaker.com/thing:192211"; or the whole text of the link.

Flag print votes with bold text, "Print Vote: name or link of the vote print"

If you suggest a print and want to also vote for it, indicate so in the suggestion text in anyway you see fit.

One vote per person, if changing a vote indicate so in the text; else it will be assumed to be your single vote.

Anyone can submit an official submission, propose a print, vote on a winning submission, but only those that intend to participate in the next months print can vote on the next month's print. This doesn't lock you into participating, but if you think you might participate then it's alright to vote for the next month's printing challenge.


I'll tally up the best submission votes on a somewhat regular basis and update the numbers on the first post in this topic. I'll also keep a running tally of the prints that have been suggested and made, as well as the number of votes each new suggested print has.

An example submission could include things like close up photos of hard to print details, an overall photo of the print on the printer bed not removed, a photo of the print off the bed; some information about the print, how long the print took to build, how many print attempts you went through, printer type, bed temp, nozzle temp, filament type, print speed, some shared files, screenshots from slicing software to show supports, photos while printing, etc.

Not everything is absolutely necessary, this is intended to help others gain experience faster and to demonstrate what to expect in a quality print. Feel free to make your official submission whatever you see fit


Model A Bracelet - Voronoi Style, by roman_hegglin: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:192211'>http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:192211'>http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:192211'>http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:192211


A Better Dragon, by illuminarti: http://www.thingiver...om/thing:218026

(2 Votes)

Bracelet - Voronoi Style, by roman_hegglin: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:192211 Printed in July; 4 votes.

Preassembled Secret Heart Box, by emmett: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:44579

(0 Votes)

Sneakers I, by Recreus : http://recreus.com/free-3d-models/25recreus-sneakers-i.html#.U9tzvvldUsm

(0 Votes)

Cyborg Beast, by JorgeZuniga:http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:261462

(0 Votes)


Aaron Alai


Didier Klein




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Challenge accepted! I think the concept of the SLA printer is very interesting and useful, but it fails on the practicality side of things. With limited print materials and very weak printing material, the machines in my opinion are mainly for printing things that will be molds for other materials. If we can adjust the print settings to get an equivalently clean print then the FFD printer will reign supreme.


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Yeah, great timelapse onkelgeorg; I love those! Did you know ColorFabb is having a timelapse contest for a huge super box of fialment: http://learn.colorfabb.com/time-lapse-contest-summer-2014/

Here are some pictures and video links of me tearing away the support structure; all in all it took about 10 minutes and the little blobs on the surface I can scratch off the surface with my fingernail. I was printing with a new ABS and I think a little too hot. The rest turned out great except for the bottom; there is more than one way to skin a cat, I've got other plans.





Breaking away the support material was very satisfying :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :




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On a slightly unrelated note, I can't watch the videos uploaded here. It installed a quicktime plugin but next it doesn't recognize the videos...?


The same here. (Win 7 - Firefox and IE)

The QT-Logo is shown, but no video is starting.


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