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PrusaSlicer

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2020 by getbent57

PrusaSlicerAs you may know I have Elegoo Mars 3D printer.  Now that I have an Elegoo Mercury and an ultrasonic cleaner have jumped back into printing things.  When I first got the printer my brother wanted a 3D model of a shotgun shell upsized.  Found one online so that is what I wanted to print.  The auto supports in ChiTuBox are not so great.  So decided to try my hand at doing it manually.  Once that was done ran it though the program Photon Validator.  This finds un-supported islands so you can fix them in ChiTuBox.  Did that and is it seems fined.  Started to print it.  When I check on it about 35% done, this is about the spot you can see the built plate.  Seen that the shell was not stuck to the plate.  It had failed.

On a Facebook group for awhile now have been reading that people have been using PrusaSlicer to add auto supports and then do the slicing in ChiTuBox.  This Slicer is made to be used of the Prusa printers but you can set it up to be used with their resin printer.  That is what you use to add the supports.  Watched some video on how to and it is easy enough to setup.  Gave it a go.  As I am typing this the file is stuck to the build plate and looking good.  Thinking I will keep using these three programs to make 3D printing so much easier.  Will be back with an update once the shell is done.

Ultrasonic Cleaner

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , on July 28, 2020 by getbent57

In a few posts talked about the Elegoo Mercury and that I ordered one and received it.  When I did that ordered an ultrasonic cleaner as well.  They came from different parts of the country.  So the cleaner took longer to get here.  But did show up much faster than the email said it would.  Now that they are here I can jump back into using my Elegoo Mars again.  These new tools will help me out a lot.  Now I just need to get working on some 3D models to print.  My goal is to make my own.

Ultrasonic Cleaner

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , on July 18, 2020 by getbent57

Ultrasonic_CleanerMy original goal was to get a Anycubic Washing & Curing Machine to go along with my Elegoo Mars.  But that didn’t work out since they don’t ship to Canada and Amazon.ca want too much money.  Have come up with an new plan.  Going to get myself an ultrasonic cleaner and an Elegoo Mercury.  Seen some video on the cleaners and they seem to work well.  The trick is you put water in it.  Then put your clean product in a zip lock back with your print.  That is then put in the cleaner for a few minutes.  Once the print is dry you can place it in the Mercury to cure.  There are two models of 2L cleaners I am looking at > here and here.  They are both mostly the same.  So going to do some research to see which one is the better.