Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I am now having to print bigger test items, to fine tune my settings. here is a 40mm X 40mm X 30 mm hollow test cube that i printed

the test but was 38mm x 39.5mm so i am getting closer. hight is just shy of dead on.

i am getting better but this weekend i need to make a push to learn how to use skeinforge. it feels kinda daunting though.


  1. I know how you feel about it feeling daunting - I was in exactly your position just a few weeks ago. I can say however that it's worth the effort, and once you crack Skeinforge you feel a lot more comfortable with using (and ignoring!) the options. My advice is to make copies of profiles (with meaningful names) as soon as you start playing with a new module, and always have a "last known good" profile - otherwise sometimes it feels that you can go around in circles :)

    Good luck!

  2. When starting out pick a couple of steady constants

    The big three is carve: Layer Height , speed : Flow rate (speed of filament), speed : Feed Rate (speed of x,y axis motors). Ideally be deadset on a layer height and adjust the other two as necessary.

    Theres other big attributes but those three will get you started.

    Check out dave durants flow rate app, I don't go by it 100% but it gets you in the right ballpark

  3. Mike, how long did it take to print this?