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3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By : Richard Salinas
Book Image

3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By: Richard Salinas

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Bridging with Skeinforge

Skeinforge is more difficult to build a profile for bridging. We'll discover this first hand in this recipe. However, let's look at how temperature can affect the quality of a bridge. In the following example, we have an ABS series of bridges printed with a default temperature and 15 degree Celsius higher and lower:

As we can see, by lowering the temperature, we gained a better bridge. Caution must be exercised when lowering the temperature. Outside of the obvious reasons, such as extruder jamming, we also have to take into consideration the bonding quality of the layers. If the filament is too cool when bridging, the first layers may not bond together. This can be seen in the following image:

In the following recipes, the temperature will be lowered by 15 degree Celsius from its normal operating temperature.

Getting ready

You'll need Slic3r and ABS and PLA filament. You'll also need to download the Bridge Torture Test from You'll also...