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Thin wall section limitations of UP! Plus

Post by outsider » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:06 pm

I was doing some design work which involves thin wall sections, so I made some experimental parts to find out what this printer can do.

Hope this can help other designers out there. Here are my observations:
http://adrian.onsen.ca/2013/03/limitati ... -sections/
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Re: Thin wall section limitations of UP! Plus

Post by roller » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:23 am

Be wary the print behavior of thin walls will change as you rotate them - it seems to only to measure the min thickness in x and y so a diagonal can be a little thinner as long as its x and y dimensions are greater than the min so for 0.15mm Z heights where 0.6 is the min, you can in fact print down to 0.4 (from memory) for a 45 degree wall. Annoyingly, the software a little less reliable when talking curves and can delete thin walled curves that are greater than the observed min for straight walls.

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Re: Thin wall section limitations of UP! Plus

Post by ftdesigns » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:42 pm

So with really thin walls, the .4mm z-height is less accurate than the .15mm z-height?

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Re: Thin wall section limitations of UP! Plus

Post by outsider » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:57 pm

Yes ftdesigns.
At least until you get to some thicker walls of over 1.4 or 1.6mm.

I will post some actual numbers in the next few days.

In the mean time, here is the stl file so you can print your own thickness calibration part.
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Re: Thin wall section limitations of UP! Plus

Post by hajime » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:13 am

Do the walls break easily?

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Re: Thin wall section limitations of UP! Plus

Post by outsider » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:55 am

What do you mean by "do the walls break easily"?
They are as strong as the material you're printing with.

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