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Table Top Turn Tower

by JKGeez Apr 24, 2019
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First part (the rod / pole) took me 4h and 49m on an Ender 3 out of the box, using the default draft settings in cura. (20% infill, 60 travel, 0,2 layer).

It didn't seem to close the full shell on the left and right side of the pole both sides besides the centre holding the magnets. I am not entirely sure if that is an issue on my printer or a thicker wall should have been used. Serveral DnD mini's came out just fine (but those had high infill). I'll fix it with after modeling, just a note for others that might want to do this and hate tinkering after printing :) For the rest it came out quite alright although I would suggest higher infill then 20% and perhaps running the higher layers on lower speed (or overall lower speed)

I had the same issue on the ones I printed, also the top of the case had a weird slit in the center. I couldn't figure out why it was doing that. I just opened it now in s3d and it looked good but then I changed how many perimeter shells it had and the ring you were talking about showed up again so I guess just fiddle with that till you find what works best for you. I just threw some wood filler on it, sanded and painted it. If I get some free time I'll try messing with them again.
I usually go with 4 top layers so it helps get away with less infill. I think I did 2 perimeter shells, I don't remember. I might have put like 6 or something to beef it up some but the 2 seems to work without getting that ring so I would start there.

Im new to 3d printing and still finding my way around it. But at least now i have an idea how to fix that print. I was already eyeing my 3d finishing tool but thought it was a bit too risky (usb driven solder with different tips, when it starts working okay you need to be careful because TOO MUCH HEAT is half a second further) so wood filler seems like a better idea to go. Changed my settings to match 4 toplayers so i'll see what the other parts might do while i fix this part (have to do something during printing time :) )