Tips to Follow for A Better Result on Your 3D Printing
Nowadays, 3D printers are a tool that is commonly used by many people. Although most of the users came from large companies that produce various parts, not a few individuals also own them to produce creative goods. The process of a 3D printer printing a real object consists of a layering process from one process to another. This process also involves computer software that is the place to design the objects to be printed. Printing of objects needs to be done with calculations and carefully so that the output obtained is optimal. The following are tips that you can use to produce good 3D print objects.
1. Set and Adjust the Bed and the Height of the Nozzle Accordingly
One of the first ways you want to do is setting the bed, which means the place where the object will be printed. And the nozzle height or distance is well adjusted. Most 3D printers come with their own recommendation of the distance between the bed and nozzle. You can take advantage of this so that your setting process will be done more easily and quickly.
2. Nozzle's Ideal Temperature
Just to make sure you don't get bad results, please check the nozzle's temperature. There are several nozzles that are commonly used, which will affect the print quality of the object being carried out. If the temperature is too hot, a filament string will appear between the printed parts. Especially if you print a tall object, the hot temperature will melt the top layer and make the final result that is not as desired/deformed. Also avoid low nozzle temperatures, because it will reduce the efficiency of the object-casting process.
3. Adjust and Take Good Care of It
3D printer is made using metal, carbon, and plastic, these can vary from model to model. This also makes the 3D printer a tool that you need to take good care of it. With proper maintenance, the 3D printer will maintain its print quality and will last a long time. One example of maintenance that you can do is clean it and give it lubrication. Tighten loose bolts and keep the firmware up to date.
4. Filament Handling
The filament is one of the main ingredients of a printed 3D object. Most of the filaments are water absorbent. When it comes into contact with the humid surrounding air, some of that moist will be absorbed. This will cause problems with the printing process. One solution is before entering the filament into the 3D printer, save the filament first in the spool in the oven. You can do this at a low temperature for a few hours before the printing process.
5. Lower the Printing Speed
The neatness of the print on the final object is affected by vibrations that occur during the printing process, specifically the extruder's operation. The less vibration, the tidier the resulting object will be. One way to achieve this is to reduce printing speed. At least to the point where it doesn't distract the printing process and create ringing echoes around the edge of a final object.