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Posted Oct 1, 2017 - 8:04 PM • Edited  Oct 9, 2017 - 4:08 PM
Used in: Art
Used as: Concept models
3D printer: Ultimaker 3 Extended
Material: PLA
Color: Green
Nozzle diameter: 0.40 mm
Layer resolution: 201-250 micron
Print time: > 48 hours
Temperature: 195˚ C
Speed: 55 mm/s
Height: 207 mm

Made entirely of fractals in the Julia Set in one aspect or another. Really kicked me in the heiny as it took a month to print with failures and other issues such as being a 4.5 day long print. Usually would fail at 4 days then the PVA would get too humid and not support the top and got nothing but bunches of spaghetti.

The next to last version did ok, but had a design flaw and could not support the weight of the top flyer. Did redesign and now sturdy.

Varied the density by splitting the model and overlapping areas so that the bottom had more walls and infill and the top part of the flyer had less walls and lower infill to lessen weight. Used 'Per Model Settings" to accomplish it.

Used ColorFabb Leaf Green PLA in standard settings. I did slow the print a bit to reduce stringing. Images are basically untouched as I just trimmed the brim off and pulled a few squirelleys off the leading edges in case of build-up. Did have to trim a few built up parts off as it would curl up and I could hear it whack the printhead nozzle on the print. But it finally printed and after a month of printing, I am finally on a different model.

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gr5 Moderator Points: 17313
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Posted Oct 6, 2017 - 11:47 PM

This is nice. Really nice. I used to explore mandelbrot set and julia sets decades ago so I am biased maybe. But I really like this.

kmanstudios I got this! Level: 44 Points: 1645
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Posted Oct 7, 2017 - 5:15 AM

Quote by gr5

This is nice.  Really nice.  I used to explore mandelbrot set and julia sets decades ago so I am biased maybe.  But I really like this.

Thank you very much

I am a fractal freak.....started back about 28 years ago making my own with programs off of Compuserve and before that, any time I saw one, I would just melt.

They just take so long to print LOL

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Posted Oct 8, 2017 - 7:59 PM

Just curious, but what is the surface texture like on a looong prrint on the um3 and do you tend to print 0.1 all the time due to long print times or does anyone print 0.06? As I almost exclusively print in 0.06, I am yet to see a large detailed object with smooth surfaces printed in 0.06. In fact i havent seen anything at all printed in 0.06 on a um3 close up.

If i gave you a cool object to print in 0.06 would you consider it? You can request anything. I will make it if you print it? How does that sound? Im not good with mathematical stuff though :/

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Posted Oct 8, 2017 - 8:27 PM

Quote by cloakfiend

Just curious, but what is the surface texture like on a looong prrint on the um3 and do you tend to print 0.1 all the time due to long print times or does anyone print 0.06? As I almost exclusively print in 0.06, I am yet to see a large detailed object with smooth surfaces printed in 0.06. In fact i havent seen anything at all printed in 0.06 on a um3 close up.

If i gave you a cool object to print in 0.06 would you consider it? You can request anything. I will make it if you print it? How does that sound? Im not good with mathematical stuff though :/

Most of the things I am printing that take long are: (A) Large (This one is 207MM), (B) spindly sometimes that requires slowing the print down and (C) Tons and tons of PVA to support these monsters.

Some are hollow for light effects (Still working out the 'slop factor' on the fibre optic paths I am trying to use to thread through things).

Most of the big things, due to the nature of the print (rough and fractally) lend themselves towards not so clean a surface, so usually at about that draft print setting.

And some of the things I have played with, I liked the ribbed texture of the spiralize print.

But, you are an excellent printer, why would you want me to print something for you? I am lost on that...my prints pale in comparison to yours.

At some point, I will have a large print that requires smooth surfaces to start with at the 0.06MM range.....just not there yet with the testing of mechanical limitations and such.

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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Fair enough.

It's just that I've just started to print things in pieces and its a royal pain in the backside gluing them and having to fill the seams.

I'll just carry on with my little old battered UM2 then!

Keep up the good work!

Im doing a full on tutorial explaining (geeking out) about my acetone method and why its superior to any other method (in my opinion )

CF

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