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Tiny Lettering

Discussion in '3D Printing' started by Historiker, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. bruce stephen

    bruce stephen Hammer doesnt fix it, must be electrical

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    @Historiker here are some of the projects. Mind you ive,only had it since November and i have way too much going on at once. Id like to get more time with it.
    20151111_100655.jpg 20151127_181300.jpg 20151116_161635_001.jpg
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    @Historiker, this is what I get using my standard settings... looks similar to yours.

    0.4mm nozzle, ABS, 0.3mm layers. Even though I slowed the print a bit it still seemed very fast movements for the tiny letters. It looks like it was over extruding a bit as well.

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  3. Historiker

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    Thanks Rufus! That is about what I get with the "2" but your ALOW is a bit clearer than mine. I will try as @shannonb1 recommends and slow the print down at the lettering.
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  4. insanegr

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    @Historiker i agree with all above. you can use different slicer and lower speeds to see how your prints will look like. i think smaller nozzle or a different hot end could make a difference in quality too
    i have printed your sample with no scale as you provided the stl 0.2 mm layer and with PLA. Here are two results with different slicers.
    IMG_1266.JPG IMG_1267.JPG
    first is with slic3r and second is with simplify3d. had printed it first with slic3r and thought that a paid slicer could do better but it did not(default settings).
    these are my speed settings from slic3r
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    don't have simplify settings but i can ask my friend who sliced it a screen shot if you are interested
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  5. shannonb1

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    If you have a dual extrusion unit I would put a .2 nozzle on one and use that at the layer where you start to have your lettering. Let your .4 build you up to that layer before the text..you could actually make your secondary color black as well.
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    My .2mm nozzle showed up along with the PETG but I will not be home until tomorrow night and have to wait to try it out.

    I did try slic3r with your settings @insanegr with about the same results as you show above. Better than previous but not as good as I will need. If the .2mm/PETG combo doesnt work I will go back to acrylic and engrave them with my CNC router again.
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