MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
allows you to interact with all your printers via the Cloud, and many other exciting new features.
After staring at this site for 2 months now, I finally decided to make an account. I've been using my spare time at home to start printing this model, as it's amazing! This is my first big print, and I'm learning a ton while trying to get settings dialed in.
I have all of the black parts done with no issues - other than a few dots inside the spiral of the spinner cone (at the retraction areas), but the white stripe covers that up nicely.
I just finished the last of the white parts this weekend. I only had 1 minor issue with flanges/supports, but everything seems to be going nicely. Some of the parts require additional supports beyond what is provided as the author indicated. For those, I've had the best luck designing the "support volumes" in Fusion 360, and then using Slic3r's "support enforcer" thing. It makes it really nice to just generate supports where needed, and not waste a bunch supporting other parts.
One part that seemed strange to me was the "nozzle" near the exit. When slicing, there is a large hollow/shelled area. I was surprised that the slicer made this hollow (and wanted to add supports for some reason), instead of making it solid.
This week I plan to dial in the settings on my grey PLA, and start printing the grey parts this weekend!
I have a few friends who want one of these made as well, so I've been saving my G-Code, and making an excel sheet with:
There's been a lot of questions about those things, so I'll upload that spreadsheet when I'm done :)
Thanks again to the author for this amazing model!