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by sirwejiv
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Adjusting for poor designs - disonnected parts
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Adjusting for poor designs - disonnected parts

Hi again, At the Simplify3d forum below I make a suggestion to control adding comments to the slicers gcode. The idea was that if there was embedded comments between the start of each "object", layer by layer, then i could programmatically tweek the ASCII gcode with very good control to increase tem...
by sirwejiv
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Adjusting for poor designs - disonnected parts
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Adjusting for poor designs - disonnected parts

Sure, here is the dishwasher silverware mesh that I was talking about. I even tried to subtract it from a block and then subtracting that block from a solid one in the hopes I would get a single model - but that didn't work either. I deleted the file I had uploaded previously. It wasn't ideal for ou...
by sirwejiv
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Adjusting for poor designs - disonnected parts
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Adjusting for poor designs - disonnected parts

Hi and Thanx for responding. My problem is that the printed object breaks apart when it shouldn't. People use snap-on tools in their CAD program but when it is printed the model prints as separate objects that are held together weakly. Only by deliberately intruding one object into another in the CA...
by sirwejiv
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Adjusting for poor designs - disonnected parts
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Adjusting for poor designs - disonnected parts

Hi, Many models online are designed poorly when it comes to snapping parts together to make a composite design. In order for the slicer (Cura) to print a strong composite design I find that my designs have to intrude the parts into each other rather than just snapping them together. Even though I wi...
by sirwejiv
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: replacement part for dishwasher rack
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: replacement part for dishwasher rack

Thanx.
by sirwejiv
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: replacement part for dishwasher rack
Replies: 4
Views: 782

replacement part for dishwasher rack

Our silverware rack in our dishwasher is breaking apart on the bottom and this is creating holes big enough for silverware to fall through. I would like to design a new bottom to lay down in one or two of the compartments to cover the holes. Of course the new piece will need to be holey like the exi...
by sirwejiv
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Soft but stiff
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Re: Soft but stiff

:D thanx this is what I wanted. I happen to have PCTPE - I just never used it. I did print my model with it and I think it will do the job. Here is a thought. It might be good to double the protection. I have the flexidually. - Does anyone know if it is possible to do PCTPE with Ninjaflex? It doesn'...
by sirwejiv
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Soft but stiff
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Soft but stiff

Hi, i have a recliner that was missing a plastic foot so the exposed wood gouged my laminate floor. So i modeled replacement feet but i think the ABS is too hard. What filament will be softer than ABS but is still stiff?
by sirwejiv
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Customizing raft height
Replies: 0
Views: 1261

Customizing raft height

Hello, I find that when I print with HIPS the first layers of my model gets fused. I use the default cura settings for HIPS (Village Plastics). I would like to raise the height of the raft so that the model is not so close to the heated bed. How do I go about raising the raft height? Attached is an ...
by sirwejiv
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Suggestions for dry air conditioner
Replies: 9
Views: 2324

Re: Suggestions for dry air conditioner

ok. Thanks to FCLOWELL for pointing out the fact that I was using relative humidity. This is basic High school stuff that I had forgotten. Here is a link to a calculator for the relationship between relative humidity and absolute humidity. http://planetcalc.com/2167/ I had asked two questions: 1) "I...