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I've tried printing this three times, I'm very new to 3d printing though. Each time, I used my Monoprice Voxel (which i believe is a FF Adventurer) using Polar3D cloud to print.
The first time i printed at 100%, using the default settings -- which had a slicing of .3mm layers I believe (DRAFT setting). The print turned out okay, but I believe bc of the speed it printed at (total time of 3 hours), the leaves were fused to the layers where the filament blobbed. Also I shoved a business card in between the leaves and the spheres to make sure it was separated and it eventually got stuck in there, and ripped clean when i tried to remove it.
The second time i printed at 100%, using med settings -- which had a slicing of .2mm layers, leaving everything default (first layer .23mm) - this one printed out great, but i was unable to free the outer sphere to rotate it. I was able to separate the leaves. I tried jamming a screw driver in as suggested, and noted that the entire gap between the outer sphere and the base ring is clean. I applied pressure everywhere, eventually so much that it snapped off a small piece of the side of the base. It seems like it fused from below. The total print time was around 5 hours.
The third time i printed at 122%, using custom med settings - i changed everything to .2mm, including first layer. This one printed out great as well, but again I am unable to free the outer sphere to rotate it. Every fin is separate and I can hear them rattling around in there. I just cannot get the outer sphere to rotate. The entire rim is clear, i shoved a screw driver in there. Can anyone help?