2016

Fablab CEPT
Faculty of Design CEPT University

Rudrapalsinh Solanki

                                                    Week-5

3D Scanning group work

 

1. Test your 3D printer.

2. Angular test of the printer.( How much angular product does my printer can print)

3D Printing:

 

I wanted to test the 3D printer and see the results of the printed file. I opened the Internet and checked the files from Thingiverse.

 

I checked many files and then downloaded 2 set of files that had different variable options and design, that I can print and test the 3D printer.

 

Here is link to download the first  file with a octagonal form.

 

Here is link to download the second file with a rectangular base.

 

I opened Cura and download the file from the above link.

 

The next step is to load the file in cura and make the necessary changes that are needed for the printing.

First object to be printed:

Second object to be printed:

Process of printing First object :

Once the file is loaded now I set the layer height and the shell thickness and checked the printing time and material used . It would take around 25 mins to print the first testing module.

 

Once all the setting is done I checked the printing through different layering on the bed.

This shows the process of the printing by each layer and stage by stage layering of the filament to form a single monolithic 3D printed object.

 

This is another object that I have downloaded from the above mentioned website. This is slightly different from the above solid in terms of its over all size and it also has many openings and text inscribed into it. It also has a cylinder with a thickness of 2 mm.

Cura was already opened so I directly loaded the file and made the necessary changes to the file and converted it to gcode file.

 

This  time we sat and saw the whole process of printing layer by layer. Its interesting to look at it as the printing is affected by many reasons like temperature of the bed material flow and most important in my opinion is the speed of printing.

 

Final Printed objects :

After printing this I wanted to one more test that I was working on and always had a doubt about it.

 

I wanted to know that what is the maximum angle that a printer can print with varies length.

 

I decided to make 3 different files for 3 different angular lengths and angles.

This is the first file:

 

Printing of the first angular test.

In the second file I wanted to check if  angle is increased then what effect it gives to the length and same in the reverse process.

 

Printing of the second angular test.

The third file was a bit different in terms of the length and also the thickness. The thickness of the individual column varies from the base to tip of the individual module.

 

Printing of the third angular test.

Comparison of all the first/second and third set of the test:

You can see the difference of all 3 tests.

Week 05 Files