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Christmas Tree

by bq3D Dec 3, 2015
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This is awesome fantastic job dude i love it so much i made a video of it being made


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My Ender 3 is printing the trunk only. Using Cura 4.4.0... Can't figure out why?!

Might need to enable "print thin walls"

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Крутой и своевременный проект, но пожалуйста, без обдува, тогда все ок!

I printed this for my little girl to be used in a Playmobil city. I thought it turned out very nice and was quite happy, but that was until my kid came up to me and said "it looks like a toilet brush...". Cant blame her, I printed it in white PLA.

Make sure you print the ornaments on raft due to adhesion. Worked perfectly on my Ender 3 and sliced with Cura.

Ist gut geworden. Habe 3 Andere ausprobiert, die ähnlich aufgebaut sind.
Aber der gefällt mir eindeutig am Besten.

Habe den Fuß noch etwas verändert, so dass ein LED-Teelicht reinpasst. Sieht echt "Nice" aus.
Sehr schönes Geschenk für Leute, bei denen man nicht weiß, was man schenken soll.

Bilder Folgen

Pictures Please :-) Sound great.

Mine keeps extruding the branches on the way back, making loops. Any idea why? I think I got your settings right..

I'm having this same problem - did you every find a cause or solution?

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How does the base work without supports?

Is a very good tree because, in the file, it seems that the branches are very straight, but then they fall and is very good and pretty

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hello. have you used part cooling for the tree? thanks

btw. something wrong is with model top part, where tree branch is changing...

This has contradictory print settings in the Thing Details page:

Doesn't Matter

-Do not add additional support

Hi. Model looks nice, but what type? ABS ... I tried everything in the trash. That breaks the barrel is tangled branches. One frustration.

Printed layer 0.2 and 0.25 and 0.3. Cooler 30,50,60 (60 more or less the better), but with a strong blowing layers tree trunk does not turn solid.

I found and translated this from the link provided by the author...

To print the Christmas tree it is important to follow these guidelines in the laminate:

Layer height: 0.2 mm
Exterior layer speed 20 mm / s or lower if desired. With this we obtain that the filaments of the tree that simulate the branches are more horizontal.
For the branches to join better to the trunk reduces retraction to 0 mm and speed 1 mm / s.

You can reduce the size of the tree by up to 30% of the original size.

To print the balls it is advisable to print with 0.1 mm of layer height and with high retraction, to improve the surface finish. In addition they have a small hook to be able to hang them in the tree.

Has anyone had any issues when scaling down? After scaling (even 80%) Simplify3D tends to start some of the branches away from the body of the tree. Running full scale is fine though.

Same thing here. Wonder if there is a way to fix it

fantastic! compliments!!!

Counting Down the Days until this is Featured!

brilliant. and wonderful. again, way worth a tweet.. expect 2 see a make soon ;)

Works well even on smaller printers with 150mm of maximum model height. (Printed today on Printrbot Simple Metal with E3D V6 hot end, 0.4mm nozzle and Simplify3D slicer.)

wauu , some body try to print this yet?

looks a nice idea..

thanks for sharing

Try to print this with m3D. It doesn't work. The tree branches are being print in the air. The printer would offset away from the center pole and then extrude the filamen.

has anyone printed? would be a great little test print got the glow in the dark green.

That is clever working with the way the printer works. Nice!

Wow use a stringy print to your benefit. Incredible.
I just love it.