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Spinning Spinning and More Spinning!

by idea_beans Oct 22, 2014
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Hi I printed them at either 0.2mm or 0.25mm. There are some support structures that need to be removed to free the propeller, but should be quite easy to do because I have printed at least 20 of them all of which worked well. Not sure what you meant by width, but the filaments I used were 1.75mm ABS and my extruders are 0.4mm. Thanks

I tried printing the «D» one, but no luck, the propeller wouldn't turn.
I printed in 0.3mm height, but I suspect the width was wrong too (I uses .48). What width are you using ?

Cool! Can you print with no supports?

Hi, you'll need to print with supports because the blades of the propeller is floating in the air. 30 degree horizontally or 60 degree vertically depending on the slicer you use.

Your models clean up so nice! Any special tools you use or just time and patience?

Hi, I designed the models to have least amount of supports underneath the propellers. The tools I used were flathead scalpel, cable cutter and mini flathead screwdriver. My favourite one is the flathead scalpel :)

Not really. It's like the 2nd one on the left in this picture. http://www.artstore.co.uk/img/shp/64110611_87361.jpg

Great, thanks! Appreciate the time you took to reply and help out. Looks like a tiny chisel. I've actually just recently discovered how useful wood chisels can be to clean up prints. Especially on my Z18, where the raft gets melted to the print and is hard to remove.