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Supportless Spider - Kickstarter Test Model

by M3DM Jul 11, 2019
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Is this also good for resin printing? Like to just put this on the print bed and use no supports? It's small so idk if the layers will split apart. Love your work! Been following you since you started.

Yes! This would work great for resin printers as well ^_^

Thank you!

2nd thing I have printed on my used Monoprice mini delta. Love this spider. Thank you for putting it on thingverse. First printer and I can see I am going to need many more spools of filament. Used the PLA+, nozzle at 205 and bed at 50. Not a problem.

Oh awesome! Congrats on your first printer, and thank you so much for the kind words!

Having issues printing the right leg second one back on my ender 3. Using no supports the leg always falls over. Printing at about 45mm. Will be adding some custom supports between the legs. Will let you know how it goes. :)

Weird. The model is symmetrical, so if one side is failing but not the other it is probably a bed leveling issue. Good luck!

I've printed dozens of miniatures over the last few months (40+?), and have gotten pretty good at it, however, the spider is the one creature that has eluded me. I've tried a dozen models, meant for miniature use and not, printed upside down or right side up, different types of supports, and it always has broken legs, base separation, etc. I've never had a complete, flawless spider print before.

I scaled this model to 50mm to act as a Giant Spider and set it and forgot it for perfect results.
I'm going to print out 3 more giants and a few more at the origin scale. I will post images once I have some paint on them, but I am very happy with the model and found it worked spectacularly.

I am SO happy to hear that! When I was first reading it, I was like "Oh no. I hope that didn't happen again with mine..." So I'm definitely both relived and pleased that it worked very well for you :)

Excited to see how you paint them!

The bottom is not flat, so I've dropped it by 0.5mm and printing it now.

Oof. I apologize! It has been fixed. I just uploaded a new version of the file that is perfectly flat. It indeed had a tiny 0.05mm dot on the bottom in the center.

Printed the spider on an ender 3 with hatchbox wood filament at 0.12mm resolution on a spring steel build plate. The second photo shows another miniature and the spider as a comparison shot. This was taken right off the build plate so I'll need to clean it up some after work, just wanted to show what it looks like right off the build surface. Printed at default 100% size. Printed before the flat bottom issue had been discovered, only uploaded now because my phone hates me and I couldn't post the photos 30 min after the file became available on thingiverse.