Shrink Ray Wielder
- Jan 20, 2018
You guys inspired me with this stuff, I'm just getting into some light 3D printing, and among other projects I'm making a DIY portable monitor and needed a ventilated lid over its controller board. 3Dmesh turned out perfect for the job. Sliced in PrusaSclicer, "stars" infill at 60% (part is thin and needs a decent amount of rigidity). While the slicer view looks a lot more open than the finished part, I still think it turned out perfect for my needs. Got really lucky with the print too - a couple of holes have some very minor stringing or other defects, and there's that one odd void in one corner, but it's still pretty good. Only cleanup done on this currently is cutting away the brim - but I can imagine a larger, more open version of this pattern needing more invasive cleanup in the holes around the edges. Obviously this is a much smaller (and less airflow sensitive) part than what you guys are working on, but still, thanks for the inspiration!Since we are both trying infill as mesh and trying to make it look as good as possible, just reporting I have had a bit better success by turn on Combing, Retraction, and being ready to pause the print on the first layer if there's any stray fuzz that gets layed down before the pattern is layed. I have had a few prints now that have no artifacts at all in the mesh. Also Lines or Zigzag is the the Safe option which won't have any chance of misprint, with Grid looking better, but having a higher chance to fail.