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3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By : Richard Salinas
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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

Let's print!

We've spent a lot of time learning how to create surface textures, but how do we get rid of unwanted textures that are a result of the printing process? We'll now look at how printing calibrations can improve the surface quality of a model.

We'll do this by running some tests with a model that can be easily made with SketchUp. We can see it in the following image:

It's a simple construction consisting of different shapes that'll help us with the calibration of different slicer controls.

Before we get started, let's review what we know about temperature control and how it can have an effect on the surface texture.

Temperature control of the extrusion is one of the most important variables that should be determined for your particular system. Every 3D printer will have its own unique signature, and it is in your best interest to take the time to figure out the optimum temperature to operate the printer for the specific filament that you're using. Unfortunately, this variable will...