My Flashforge Printer Journey.

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Re: My Flashforge Printer Journey.

Post by FWLR » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:46 am

I now also have an hinge of sorts. I did try doing Rik's which he has put on the forum, but it turned out somewhat wrong. It was probably my fault with the understanding of the setting, but the rivets came out with very sharp points at the top, I know that's me :error: stupid....It also was a tad thin, so I played around again and this is what I have now. There is only one rivet on either side of the hinge plate, but that can be altered. The main thing is I have managed to print a hinge...

There is a decency warning with the first photo, it's just the way it printed..... :imsorry



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The second photo shows the one on the left, which is what I have come up with and the one on the right is Rik's setting, or my interpretation of it, sorry Rik.
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Again on Rik's also, one of the rivets came off really easy, I guess though that is because I didn't have it on the main body of the print.


Anyway onwards and upwards, hopefully. :thumbright:
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Re: My Flashforge Printer Journey.

Post by ge_rik » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:47 pm

No problem Rod
Happy that you are using my tutorial and branching out on your own

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Re: My Flashforge Printer Journey.

Post by FWLR » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:52 am

It's a bit more than achallage for me Rik, but with help from yourself and others on the forum I am making some progress, all be it slow....... :roll:
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Re: My Flashforge Printer Journey.

Post by FWLR » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:05 am

I did get to print the Bike also Boris. Although two problems arose from them. Firstly, the original small scale print I did put supports and they were a bit of a pain to take off. 2nd, I scaled it up to 140% and it was a lot better, but the handlebars and one of the foot pedals were a bit thin, the pedal actually broke off. Also it printed with two rafts on the bike wheels, which helped with getting the print off the bed and I kept one on to aid with it standing up.

Maybe the handlebars need to have supports, so I will try it again with the supports on, although is the a way of just having supports where you need them and not covering all of the print :?:

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Close up, they do look a bit rough, well a lot. But from a distance they look ok. I don't know how much it cost to print them, I only used about 1 meter of filament and it took about 45 minutes approximately.

I forgot to write down the time and material used.... :imsorry
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Re: My Flashforge Printer Journey.

Post by SimonWood » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:01 am

FWLR wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:05 am
Maybe the handlebars need to have supports, so I will try it again with the supports on, although is the a way of just having supports where you need them and not covering all of the print :?:
2 options for this in Flashprint that I'm aware of:

Put supports in manually by going into 'supports' and instead of clicking on the "A" for Auto Supports (at the top) use the '+' for Add (on the left) to add individual supports - once you have selected this you can click on your model wherever you want to add supports.

Put supports in automatically in the usual way, then use the 'x' for Delete (on the left) to remove individual supports - once you have this selected then any supports you click on will be removed.

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Re: My Flashforge Printer Journey.

Post by FWLR » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:52 am

Thanks Simon.

I will give it ago after I have done the Grandsons phone case. It's taking 6hrs to do...Mind you it's 6.5 inches, so it has to be tilted....
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