Yeah he could but looks like it might be intricate which would be a pain.
Made a glue stick holder for the glue stick that I never use.
This Hatchbox gold PLA printed this great but I’m trying to make one more octopus and it keeps messing up like 30-40 minutes into the print. I think I’m getting little dots of filament when it goes to move and when it hits the dot while moving it knocks a section off the plate. Need to play with the retraction possibly. I printed off 9 back to back with a rainbow silk filament but it was SunLu brand.
So this is my sponge holder that I finally made the time to post about. I used CC3D silky shiny dark violet. I've always had trouble printing with silky filament unfortunately. Currently my Ender3 has an SKR Mini E3 v2, the TFT screen, and the latest Marlin firmware. I got my e-steps sorted and I use mesh bed leveling because my bed is pretty warped. It looks like I should've tweak my retraction settings for this filament only as my Hatchbox filament never gives me all the hairy stuff.
** EDIT (2/2/2023) - After digging around a bit and doing some reading, I'm wondering if I was printing too hot hence why I got the stringing.
I'm not sure what these thick filament strands are from? Retraction? Any other ideas?
I can also see that I needed to work on my supports a bit more though I'm not sure on which setting as they looked good in Cura. Any suggestions? The green circle is the way the should've looked while the red circle is what half of them ended up looking like.
I burned off all the hairs, cut off the thick filament at the top, and cleaned up the remains from the supports. Overall it looks pretty decent sitting by the kitchen sink and it was wife approved so it's been put into use. I won't be reprinting another one unless this one gets destroyed. I've read that some silky filaments like more heat so I printed this model at 230 which was the max that the filament label indicated. Anyone got any tips on how to get better prints with silky filaments? Both my wife and my daughter like the silky filaments so I know I'll get more requests in the future.
I have a roll of Hatchbox and I run it around 180-185. My SunLu PLA I run around 215 (silk or regular). Bed temp is always 70 which is high but it’s like 60 Fahrenheit in my basement at the moment.
I was having a hard time with silk until I dismantled my hot end and cleaned the insides and put a new nozzle on. I also put in a Capricorn tube which I don’t think fixed it but certainly didn’t hurt. Knocked out 9 flexi octopus in a row with little issues.
You printed it standing up? Layer height? Also could be an issue in the CAD file so look closely at that for issues. The butterfly’s are supposed to be a butterfly shaped hole correct? You might need to add some thin supports into the CAD file that you can cut out when it’s done.