3d Printing Techniques

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Basics

  • This a page with the end goal of allowing a user to make their 3D printed parts both visually and structurally optimized



Filament Types and Techniques to Use them well

Filament Types + Advantages Overview



Benchmarks:

These allow you to see the abilities of your 3D Printer, your filament, and also troubleshoot problems

10mm Calibration Cube:


3D Benchy:


Tolerance Test:


Part Strength Test:

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Lattice Stress Test:


Flexibility Test:


Dice Tower Detail Benchmark:



Useful Techniques:

Maintenance:


Print Bed Adhesion:


Post Processing:


Chemical Part Smoothing:


Nozzles + Layer Height:


PLA Baking:


Filament Storage:


Part Testing:


Print Enclosures:


3D Print to Metal Cast:


Cooling Fans:


Friction Welding of Parts:

Note that this is the plastic version of metal friction stir welding.


Scaling Prints + Printing Stuff In Peices



For Clear or Translucent Prints



Part Stringing Reduction/Elimination



Misc:



See Also

- D3D Printer



Useful Links

- Explaination of benchmarking 3D Printers on Reddit