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Posted · Finally prints are getting better.

Finally my prints are getting better. They are not yet perfect as you can see here.

 

I have no idea how to avoid those extrusions sticking out of the sides. The completed part looked OK though because I was able to remove those sections sticking out.

BTW, this was my first attempt at making a tripod mount for my iPhone with its case attached. It was not bad, but it was a bit weak because the nut would be pulled out by the tripod screw when I tried to tighten it too much.

 

So I made a new one with the nut inside the part, which I was able to do by using the pause plugin of Cura. I'm pretty happy with the result.

 

 

 

 

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    Posted · Finally prints are getting better.

    simple and lovely design.

    can i ask.. to release the camera from the holder.. do you have to bend back the top ?

    Do you think this bending might weaken the element after time ?

    thanks for the cool work !

    Ian

     

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    Posted · Finally prints are getting better.

    Looks good. 3 things:

    1) The bottom layer looks too thin - that brim should be thicker. Is your bottom layer height .3mm? Or .1mm? Or what? I think you are leveled with the nozzle too close to glass by a tiny bit. Maybe tighten the 3 screws by 1/4 turn.

    2) To fix that stringing junk lower temperature but you may also have to lower speed:

    http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/1872-some-calibration-photographs/

    3) What city is that? What country do you live in? Is that the brooklyn bridge? Are you going to MakerfaireNYC?

    http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/6815-makerfaire-nyc-2014/

     

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    Posted · Finally prints are getting better.

    simple and lovely design.

    can i ask.. to release the camera from the holder.. do you have to bend back the top ?

    Do you think this bending might weaken the element after time ?

    thanks for the cool work !

    Ian

     

    Thanks for the compliment. The tripod mount was made of the Belkin Grip Candy case for iPhone 5 and 5s. You don't have to bend back the top. The phone inside it's cover just slides in and out. It is held in place quite securely. The mount is 20 mm wide. The first one was 16 mm, and I wanted a bit more stability.

    I wanted to upload it the stl file to YouMagine, but I could not figure out a couple of required questions. In the form that needs to be filled out I don't understand "Name" and "Excerpt".

     

    What is expected under "Name"? My name or the name of the item I am uploading.

    What is expected to be filled out in the "Excerpt" field?

     

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    Posted · Finally prints are getting better.

    Looks good. 3 things:

    1) The bottom layer looks too thin - that brim should be thicker. Is your bottom layer height .3mm? Or .1mm? Or what? I think you are leveled with the nozzle too close to glass by a tiny bit. Maybe tighten the 3 screws by 1/4 turn.

     

    In the first photo the bottom layer is still very thin, I think it was .1 mm. I have since increased the "Initial layer thickness" to .15 mm. I made a print with a brim line amount of 20, so I would have plenty of time to fiddle with the screws while the brim was being printed. When I now print the brim no longer looks like in that first photo. It is now pretty good, albeit not perfect.

     

    2) To fix that stringing junk lower temperature but you may also have to lower speed:

    http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/1872-some-calibration-photographs/

     

    I now consistently print at 30 mm/sec. And I have been printing the first layer at 220, and then turning the temp down to 210. I looked at your stringing tests. I will turn my next print down to 190, and see what happens.

     

    3) What city is that? What country do you live in? Is that the brooklyn bridge? Are you going to MakerfaireNYC?

    http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/6815-makerfaire-nyc-2014/

     

    San Francisco with San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge and SF Giants ballpark in the backgroound. I will not come the the NYC Maker Faire. However I was at the San Mateo Maker Faire.

    My mind was already made up to buy a UM2 before I came to the fair. I told one guy, "I loved the guy who did that 23 hour dragon print on YouTube". "I'm the guy", Simon Oliver said. I also met one of the founders of the company at the Ultimaker booth. Like everybody at the booth, he was very friendly.

     

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