Consumer 3D printers have to be precision machines, but nozzles and filaments might not actually be the advertised sizes. This video shows how to manage the volume of plastic going into the extruder to get the right output.
- [Instructor] Consumer 3D printers have … to be precision machines, … but nozzles and filaments might not actually be … the advertised sizes. … To make up for any differences, … you may need to adjust some settings. … Fortunately, though, … errors tend to crop in some ways you can anticipate … and we'll talk about how to allow for some … of the more common inaccuracies. … In this movie, … we talk about some of the straightforward ways … to tweak the flow of plastic into, … and therefore, out of your extruder. … For more complicated issues, … you may need to go into the settings in a bit more depth. … How do you know what filament diameter to use? … There are two standards for filament diameter, … 1.75 millimeters and three millimeters, … which is actually closer to 2.85. … Until you're familiar with a particular brand, … you should check new spools with a pair of calipers … in a few places … to be sure it's not too different from the setting in Cura. … You should also check at multiple angles …
- 3D printing: An overview
- Popular slicing and host programs
- Achieving the best print quality
- Printing hollow and solid components
- Adjusting slicer settings
- Making prints stick to the printer bed
- Adjusting thickness
- Setting printer temperature and speed
- Working with multiple extruders
- Using G-code
Skill Level Intermediate
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Rapid Prototyping for Product Designwith Gabriel Corbett1h 38m Intermediate
Additive Manufacturing: Troubleshoot 3D Printswith Rich Cameron1h 43m Intermediate
Who this course is for1m 13s
1. 3D Printer Settings
2. Slicer and Host Programs
3. Slicer Settings: Print Quality
4. Slicer Settings: Making a Print Stick
5. Slicer Settings: Issues with Extruding Hot Plastic
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