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by martinc
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Extrusion width compensatio .
Replies: 5
Views: 6199

Re: Extrusion width compensatio .

OK, I think I understand. When you said layer height I thought you meant the height of the layer from the base, but I think you mean what I would call the layer thickness or Z increment. I haven't any real plan for what I want to make with a 3D printer. I recently had a nylon part made using SLS and...
by martinc
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Extrusion width compensatio .
Replies: 5
Views: 6199

Re: Extrusion width compensatio .

Thanks iDig3Dprinting. I don't understand this part of your answer- "the slicer software that generates the g-code from the .stl file for the 3d printer takes into account the changes in width of the filament path due to different layer heights. " Why does the width of the filament path ch...
by martinc
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Extrusion width compensatio .
Replies: 5
Views: 6199

Extrusion width compensatio .

I am learning about 3dprinting with the intention of eventually building one. One thing I don't understand is that the 3D design or say the stl file, doesn't seem to take any account of the width of the extruded plastic. So to me this means that the resulting object is oversized in x and y by the ex...
by martinc
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: CR-10s Mesh Leveling Question
Replies: 4
Views: 5475

Re: CR-10s Mesh Leveling Question

I don't know about mesh leveling but I have a lot of experience with CNC machines. My advise is that you should do all you can to get the gantry straight first. There is probably a way to improve it but how depends on the way it is designed and fixed. It is true that software can be used to compensa...