kit being converted for 3d printing...

Discussion in 'SMS Deutschland Kit Related' started by GregMcFadden, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. JustinScott

    JustinScott Well-Known Member

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    Thanks bud!
    I pulled down both files, & Fusion was able to open the step file.

    My printer volume is a foot cubed; so I took the aft section and sent it off a couple minutes back. I’m excited to see what comes out by morning!!
     
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    Aft section is looking good!
    I’m excited!!

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    My ship is now fully printed. VERY NICE WORK!

    I see you put a lot of partial slices across the hull. Can you help me understand what those are for? Stress relief during printing process?
     
  4. GregMcFadden

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    ABS lkes to warp and warp a lot so I put those where I found I tended to need a little bit of stress relief in the printing process I just fill them in with a little acetone ABS slurry or just go buy some ABS pipe glue from home Depot
     
  5. JustinScott

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    That’s what I figured.

    How did you find the places where you needed stress relief? I worked my tail off on a really good print profile; and the layer de-laminations are very minimal with even my largest ABS prints. However they still happen.

    How did you choose where to put the slices? Or was it more of a carpet bomb effect. “Put a little here, put a little there”?
     
  6. GregMcFadden

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    Print one look for problems, add slits, try again.. I doubt my printer is so well tuned, honestly.
     
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