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snowflake in Christmas decoration

by carlok Dec 8, 2014
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is there a way to make the poles thicker? my printer keeps breaking them

what kind of filament did you use on the ones with red and black background. Very smooth finish. Great model , thanks.

PLA, z=0.1 and very slow speed

Hello. I am trying to print this, but am having some trouble slicing it. Any slicer use, produces this:

How do i fix it?
Thanks in advance. :)

have you try with CURA?
I've never see this kind of problem in my model.
which slicer are you using?

I sliced this with the CURA engine.

I have also tried with simplify3d and matterslicer.

I have never seen this before. I really wanna print this, your design is absolutely amazing.

Awesome! Your model has been chosen as one of the best 3D Printed Ornaments this year! Search "Top Free 3d Printed Ornaments Printing Ninja" in google to see (sorry thingiverse bans url addresses)

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There was no raft with the outer structure. I had a hard time getting it off the platform.

I was referring to the raft. What is the best way of removing it without breaking the snowflake?

in this case I like some imperfections because they remind us of the snow and ice.
you can try with a cutter or by heating with a hair dryer.
looking on the internet you can find many methods that are very dependent on the material that you used to print.

I just got my makerbot mini for Christmas. I printed out a snowflake pattern but was wondering how you all remove the webbing that it creates o do the design. Sorry if this is a dumb question.

what kind of webbing you mean? small filaments?

Congrats! I thought you model was one of the best choices for a 3D Printed Christmas gift! I made a link from here: http://3dprintingninja.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-20-free-3d-printed-christmas-gifts.html

I understand how to pause the print to place the snowflake in, but how to you attach the ring? Is the cut after printing, and then fed though the snowflake and snowball?

cut the ring and after you can join again with glue or soldering (or pyrograph)

This is unprintable with the file given. It would be much better if these were separate files. I tried to slice this, but the ring is lower than the other 2 so then it air prints when it tries to print the snowflake and ball. Neat looking design though.

I have upload the pieces separately

Yay thanks I'll try printing soon.

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That looks really nice. No supports needed?

with my printer no supports needed.
make care to use a correct speed, not hight (in my case 80 mm/s), because the top parts are flexible and the collision with the head of printer can decrease the precision.
in the top the quality is less than the normal, because the flexibility of the material does not allow a good precision, but there is a curious effect similar to ice and in this case is not bad! :)

would like to give this a shot, but all you uploaded was the 3ds file. I tried to convert it myself to stl, but I was getting a lot of holes in the mesh. Any chance you got the good stl or obj file also?

unfortunately I have deleted the original file but I have try to rebuild from 3DS.
this is my STL file (see files).
like you see in the CURA screenshot only few part are in a "dangerous zone", so I have printed and my result was ok