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gCreate Spiral Vase Rocket

by gCreate May 2, 2016
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Printed one at 50% and a full-size one, sliced with Cura. Both printed up quite well, and I'm very happy with how they turned out.

Sliced in cura and looked good .. But when printed , no top on the rocket . ? Hmm anyone can guide me to settigs ... I followed a guide for vase mode settings . But it does not seem to work for printing this rocket.

As others have commented, the model has a few problems with angles that have you air-printing unless you slice it really thin and print it really slow to get some support from previous layers without the plastic being pulled off as the nozzle pulls it around. The little rings around the engine pod nozzles are bad as is the top of the window "glass", but the worst spot is the same place where your blue and gray prints broke off - as shown in your picture. Softening the angles, if possible, would be nice.

I've also found a setting in Slic3r that, even while printing in single-perimeter vase mode, it will stop the spiral, print an extra perimeter or two for support, then go right back into spiral mode and continue where it left off. I believe it's the "extra perimeters where needed" setting. Unfortunately, it only does that for outward slopes, which print OK anyway. Inward slopes aren't supported and that's where the main problem is.

Doesn't work very well at all for vase mode at larger scales... The model need to be edited to remove overhangs greater than 45 degrees. Please can you add fillet radii to these areas?

After couple of layers my nozzle is decoupled , when I chose another rocket there is no problem....

well that makes my job easier (making a flying version of this rocket) you can get this ones getting a rocket engine!