Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Sign in to follow this  
frodeheg

Narrow parts of an object

Recommended Posts

It seems to me that narrow parts are discarded by the slicing process in Netfabb. If I try to slice

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:17656

I can see that the narrowest parts does not get extruded at all, leaving the arms hanging in thin air (unless this is only a problem with the preview window in Netfabb). Is it some way to adjust the tolerance for when Netfabb discards a tiny part or not?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It seems to me that narrow parts are discarded by the slicing process in Netfabb. If I try to slice

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:17656

I can see that the narrowest parts does not get extruded at all, leaving the arms hanging in thin air (unless this is only a problem with the preview window in Netfabb). Is it some way to adjust the tolerance for when Netfabb discards a tiny part or not?

try changing the print profile, and edit the line widths of the outer most parts to fine (or whatever the smallest is)... in theory this should bring back some of the small details...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's already set to "fine" in my "Ultra quality" profiles... whatever that means in terms of width... However, I found out that if I changed the "Width factor" from 100% to 5% it started creating g-code for those thinnest parts as well. How well it will look remains to see, but it seems like you steared me in the right direction. Thanks :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • Taking Advantage of DfAM
      This is a statement that’s often made about AM/3DP. I'll focus on the way DfAM can take advantage of some of the unique capabilities that AM and 3DP have to offer. I personally think that the use of AM/3DP for light-weighting is one of it’s most exciting possibilities and one that could play a key part in the sustainability of design and manufacturing in the future.
        • Like
      • 3 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!