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jcosmo

Board game spinner

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This is my latest, I use it as a bit of a test print at the moment because I'm trying to make it work :)

It's one of those spinners you use in board games like Articulate, which we inevitably break after playing enough times, because you have to flick them pretty hard.

You can't tell from this print, but the pillar in the centre has a narrow portion (2.2mm) and a slightly larger knob on the top (2.3mm).

This one was done with Cura at 0.15 layers, which had a problem with the thin portion of the pillar, too much plastic coming out.

A few questions for the more knowledgeable:

1 - It's hard to tell, but the 'from above' picture shows that the two halves of the large circle are not directly aligned. Different slicers make no difference to this - Cura was better than KISSlicer - though I should rotate the model 90 degrees and try again to prove it's a model or slicing problem rather than a printer problem.

2 - too much goop in the pillar - I had a minimum flow limit set to 5mm (default?), perhaps that was the problem. Also of interest was the minimum layer time (10s), which seemed to be ignored for the pillar. Does anyone have any hints for tricks when moving from large areas of fill to small bits, as occurs in this case?

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jcosmo,

I don't see any "not aligned" error. The photograph could be better... Is the inside not touching the perimeter at some point? Belt tension.

I think you're over-extruding. You told the software you have a 2.80 filament while in fact you have a 2.84 diameter filament.

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