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Make: 2015 3D Printer Shoot Out Test Models

by MAKE Nov 7, 2014
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Can we get an updated like on how to evaluate the prints?

The evaluate link in the description isn't working anymore... :(

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This concept of the 3D printer is just too exciting. This is really an interesting thing to go with. We all are familiar with the normal printing process but when I heard about this from https://epsonsupports.net/epson-support-number/ I got absolutely excited and would definitely like to try this.

To me the dimensional tolerance is just basically how out of round the cylinder is printed but it would be nice to now the step diameters to see if they print under or over dimension on different diameters. This happens on my machine based on diameter big or small.

So the second from the bottom is 40 mm but what are the others?

Hi. I have Creality CR-10. My print didn't come out as planned. What settings should I change and to what exactly.


Current CURA settings:
Layer Height: 0.1mm
Wall thickness: 0.8mm
Bottom thickness: 0.8mm
Infill: 20%
Print temp: 200C
Bed temp: 60C
Diameter: 1.75
Flow: 100%
Enable retraction: yes
Retraction distance: 10mm
Retraction speed: 60mm/s
Retraction minimum travel: 0.8mm
Print speed: 50mm/s
Travel speed: 120mm/s
Z Hop When Retracted: yes
Z Hop Height: 0.5mm
Enable Print Cooling: yes
Support: no

These are clearly printer test, not calibration pieces. Chamfers and texts do cause problems unrelated to the tested feature.

Thanks for the link. I'm definitely looking for a new printer so hopefully it'll be some comprehensive results.

Is the Negative Space Test radial or diametral? I.e. - does "0.2" refer to the difference in diameter of the pin and hole (in which case, the precision would be down to 0.1), or difference in radius (in which it would just be 0.2)?

I did the negative hold test. 6 - 4 came out off the bed. 3 needed a little push. But 2 is stuck in there.
What do i need to do to be able to get my printer printing that.

duh these are the makezine people

are theese things supposed to be printed without any support or with them?

How to evaluate link is dead!

Where can I find the actual test prints by the printers tested by Make?

What type infill would you recommend for printing these tests? Hollow or a light infill?

10%-20% is pretty standard. Most of these should be printed with the machines medium or standard settings so we are relying on the settings the vendor recommends.

Instructions link ("Learn how to evaluate the test geometries at: http://wp.me/p22K2I-1TOt ") heads to locked file? Is there anything more than on the web? (www.makezine.com/2014/11/07/how-to-evaluate-the-2015-make-3dp-test-probes/) – I want to compare my test prints (including robot with joints) from MakerBot Replicator with those from the last 3D printers roundup. But if I will use partly different methodology, it will be hit and miss procedure. :o)

I will look into that and see what happened to the link.

The abbreviated link is still leading to a private wordpress site. However, I was able to open the www.makezine.com link that tomulinek provided in his comment.

These calibration prints are almost completely useless without some way of correcting the errors. Any fool can hit print and rate the print but how are we supposed to improve the prints?

These probes are just to compare the machines in a more scientific fashion. We were not looking for a way to tell you how to tune your machine.

The problem with giving recommendations for "fixes" is that this may be different for every printer. Some things can be fixed in the slicing profiles, if the user has access to those. Other issues are inherent to the hardware of the machine and would take a manufacturer (or user created) upgrade. I suggest looking for super users of your machine on forums dedicated to that machine for details on how to get better prints from your particular printer.

True! I wish they had a guide on how to fix it...

For the accuracy/backlash test, I suggest that people report the measured length of the diameter in the X direction and the Y direction so that there will be a clear picture of where different people's results differ.

Including the print time is important because slower printing may increase the quality of a print.

The "how to evaluate" document linked on the instructions page could be better. The document only details scoring in seven categories, while the magazine scores are broken into ten. It would also be very helpful and scores people come up with would be more consistent if pictures of prints and the scores they would get are provided - some of the scoring descriptions aren't all that clear.

I think you should add to the description or the instructions here to include your...
Documentation and Sharing: Please use the “I Made One” button on your file sharing site of choice to share your results! Make sure to include the following information with your photo(s) of your completed test prints:
1-- Machine make and model
2-- Slicer and slicing settings (layer height, number of shells, print temperature, extrusion multipliers, speeds)
3-- Print time – Start with a room temperature extruder and platform. Begin timing when you start the print, and include the preheat sequence. Keep timing through any post-print sequence, like the extruder or platform returning to a homing position.
4-- Filament source

Great suggestion. Will do!

The instructions have been updated. Thanks!

link to Make to request their free download of an extract of their guide, with their "top 10":