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3D printing cylindrical objects.


rwleigh

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Can anyone shed any light on why when i print objects that I've drawn perfectly cylindrical, they print with flats all the way round as seen in the attached photos.

 

This is a little funnel i wanted and it works perfectly but just wondered why it does this, I've drawn it both with the cylinder command and the revolve command and it does this either way.

funnel1.jpg

funnel2.jpg

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Thought I'd try printing it the other way up on the 30° angled end to see if that made any difference... It didn't. :(

funnel3.jpg

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Hard to know without seeing the file.

 

What type of object is it? Solid, Surface, etc.

 

How is the model being sent to the printer, with a .dwg or some other file type? .stl?

 

What is VIEWRES and FACETRES value?

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It's a solid object i created myself and it was sent to the printer via Bambu Studio over Wi-Fi.

 

See the STL file attached.

 

VIEWRES is set to Y and FACETRES is 0.5.

 

I've also tried printing it on our big Fortus 450mc with much the same result.

 

It seams to be something to do with the slicing to me.

merc2.stl

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FACETRES needs to be 10, IMHO.

 

Lots of information on smoothing .stl files for 3D printing.

 

The .stl looks like the printed object.

 

 

Funnel.png

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2 hours ago, SLW210 said:

FACETRES needs to be 10, IMHO.

 

Lots of information on smoothing .stl files for 3D printing.

 

The .stl looks like the printed object.

 

 

You're absolutely right, the FACETRES was causing the issue.

 

Just tried 10 and it looks much better as an STL, printing now.

 

Thanks for your help... 👍

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