3D Test Print

Test: print the same Micro 3D All-in-one file in nylon, PLA, and Eco-ABS. Compare.
All the prints on default “best” settings for the filament type. No rafts or supports. No other “advanced” or “expert” tweaks in the software/hardware interface.

Source:

*MICRO* All In One 3D printer test from Thingiverse
Advanced Troubleshooting Guide

Printer: Dremel 3D45


1st Filament: Nylon

Micro All In One 3D Printer Test

Timelapse:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XWNkiSilOJXaSzYrc7orREyYo0AzQ2VB

Raw Finished Project:

Printer Test – Nylon

Printer Test – Nylon

 

Overhang: The top curvy pieces needed support at 50 degrees. Structurally, nylon appears to be the strongest at the top end of the overhang. The font clarity on the front face is impressive.

Tolerance: – the online setting did not create the top “comb” completely – only the first two “teeth” appeared in the build file. The second comb had webs.

Scale/Diameter: Both circles printed ok, the small seemed to be smoother on the top layer.

Sharp Corners: significant webbing and stringing interferes with even seeing the top points off either small pyramids. Scraping with an x-acto blade would revel the points. But both points appear quite blunt.

Stringing: substantial amount of string between each post. Posts snap off with small finger pressure.

Bridging: the appears to be the most impressive-each bridge is complete, with surprisingly little stringing – the gap in the top of each little bridge is clear and sharp. Bridge snaps off loose too easily.

 

 


2nd Filament: White PLA

White PLA

White PLA

Timpelapse:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tcs0WDatLDqKHJH5xI9UbkYjBlBAklDd

Overhang: The tall curvy pieces clearly needed support at 30 degrees – far weaker than the black nylon. And the only weakness when compared to the black nylon. The font clarity on the front face is impressive, and the clarity in the font on the base is superior as well. Nylon much better than PLA – especially when looking for extrusion on the backside of the overhangs.

Tolerance: – the online setting did not create the top “comb” completely – only the first two “teeth” appeared in the build file. The second comb had bits between the teeth that appear to be in the build file as well. PLA much better than nylon.

Scale/Diameter: Both circles printed well, the larger circle more clearly showed the 80% infill. PLA somewhat better than nylon.

Sharp Corners: the only webbing and stringing were from the top points of both  pyramids. Scraping with an x-acto blade would revel the points. But both points appear much sharper and could be cleaned using only the finger nail. PLA far superior to nylon.

Stringing: very little stringing or webbing overall – especially compared to the nylon. PLA vastly superior to nylon.

Bridging: Each bridge is complete, with no stringing – the gap in the top of each little bridge is clear and sharp. I did not snap off a bridge, but it did seem firmer than the nylon bits. PLA much better than nylon. The white bridges are simply flawless.

 


Black ECO-ABS

3rd Filament: ECO-ABS

Black ECO-ABS

Timelapse:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ohzTnn4dFK570OZRhC3yfvwonhivDjGw

Overhang:  ECO-ABS identical to White PLA. at 30 degrees flaws appear. More stringy webs near the top of the overhangs.

Tolerance: – the online setting did not create the top “comb” completely – only the first two “teeth” appeared in the build file. The second comb had bits between the teeth that appear to be in the build file as well. ECO-ABS clearer and sharper than PLA, both much better than nylon.

Scale/Diameter: Both circles printed well, both circles more clearly showed the 80% infill. ECO-ABS superior.

Sharp Corners: some webbing and stringing from the top points of both  pyramids. Scraping with an x-acto blade would revel the points. But both points appear much sharper and could be cleaned using only the finger nail. EO-ABS same quality as PLA, both far superior to nylon.

Stringing: very little stringing or webbing overall – especially compared to the nylon. Somewhat more stringing on the overhangs than PLA. PLA vastly superior to nylon and ECO-ABS.

Bridging: Each bridge is complete, with no stringing – the gap in the top of each little bridge is clear and sharp. I did not snap off a bridge, but it did seem firmer than the nylon bits. PLA much better than nylon. ECO-ABS and PLA bridges are equally flawless.

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Conclusions:

Overhang: Nylon

Stringing: PLA superior, Nylon is a stringy web slinging monster, ECO-ABS somewhat more stringy than PLA on the overhangs.

Bridging: ECO-ABS and PLA tied

Sharp Corners: ECO-ABS and PLA tied

Scale/Diameter: ECO-ABS superior

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Filament Types:

Nylon: larger models without fine detail that require strength and durability over fine detail. Difficult to print due to the stringy fibres, but the inherent stringiness of nylon adds superior strength and flexibility. Best for large strong tools, protectors, drawer handles, boxes, hinges, gears.

PLA: All around most common material – best for disposable, biodegradable, finely detailed prototypes and models. Lacks strength and flexibility. A hard cheap feeling plastic. Excellent print quality for detailed models, containers, decorations, knickknacks. Easiest to sand/paint finish as artwork.

ECO-ABS: Best overall – flexible, durable, beautiful, more stringy than PLA but easier to work with than nylon, but that property makes ECO-ABS durable and more flexible. Best for moving parts, clips, snap-on bits, toys.

https://digilab.dremel.com/products/filaments

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When Creating EPS or AI, Mode CYMK or RGB?

RGB

Recently, when setting up a project for printing/cutting with the Roland VersaCamm, the black wasn’t true black. On screen all looked good, but when printing and cutting, the colour values on the black in particular were noticably not black.

After much trial and error, I found the following workaround recommended at the Roland site forums: create your graphic in RGB mode even when sending to a CYMK printer.

Hardly an intuitive solution, but it worked.

Colour Swatches in Adobe ought be RGB as well.

Set RGB values in swatches. Black is 0,0,0.

I don’t know why. Recent product updates to the drivers behind the printer or Adobe may be at play.

Adobe Illustrator set mode to RGB

When exporting as EPS, do not include CYMK data.

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100 Items You Can Decorate With Heat Transfer

1 – Beanies 14 – T-shirts
2 – Slippers 15 – Onesies
3 – Baby Blankets 16 – Ties
4 – Boots 17 – Shirt Pockets
5 – Leather Bracelets 18 – Windbreakers
6 – Scarves 19 – Boxer Shorts
7 – Socks 20 – Dresses
8 – Sweat Pants 21 – Robes
9 – Jeans 22 – Shorts
10 – Purses 23 – Belts
11 – Corsets 24 – Hoodies
12 – Umbrellas 25 – Shoes
13 – Leather jackets

Sports
26 – Stadium Cushions 39 – Yoga Pants
27 – Headbands 40 – Baseballs
28 – Pennants 41 – Batting Gloves
29 – Athletic Bags 42 – Golf Bags
30 – Swim Suits 43 – Cleats
31 – Boxing Gloves 44 – Hockey Pads
32 – Wetsuits 45 – Racket Covers
33 – Yoga Mats 46 – Athletic Socks
34 – Jerseys 47 – Towels
35 – Cheer Bows 48 – Volleyball Shorts
36 – Caps 49 – Bowling Bags
37 – Lifting Belts 50 – Practice Wear
38 – Athletic Singlets

Home
51 – Car Covers 64 – Grill Covers
52 – Towels 65 – Pot Holders
53 – Tool Pouches 66 – Curtains
54 – Eyeglasss Cases 67 – Blankets
55 – Bath Mats 68 – Bed Sheets
56 – Luggage 69 – Carpet Runners
57 – Shoe Organizers 70 – Fabric Napkins
58 – Shower Curtains 71 – Throw Pillows
59 – Table Runners 72 – Tablet Covers
60 – Chair Covers 73 – Journal Covers
61 – Flags 74 – Leather Portfolios
62 – Pillow Cases 75 – Mouse Pads
63 – Table Cloths

Miscellaneous
76 – Lanyards 89 – Guitar Cases
77 – Cellphone Cases 90 – Dog Leashes
78 – Camera Straps 91 – Cosmetic Bags
79 – Lense Cloths 92 – Drum Cases
80 – Chef Hats 93 – Wheel Covers
81 – Dog Collars 94 – Laptop Cases
82 – Backdrops 95 – Camera Bags
83 – Dog Sweaters 96 – Flip Flops
84 – Messenger Bags 97 – Tents
85 – Banners 98 – Awnings
86 – Ceramic Mugs 99 – Knife Cases
87 – Can Koozies 100 – Costumes
88 – Backpacks

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