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Wade block got some material inside the large gear axle

Posted by Inhumierer 
Wade block got some material inside the large gear axle
January 25, 2017 06:14AM
Hi, I just fixed my old extruder, and while printing parts for a new E3D mounting block, I noticed there is some exceed material inside the tunnel for the hobbed bolt, see red mark in picture. On some layers, there is material printed inside the tunnel. Is that by purpose? Does this have a reason I didn't understand?

Re: Wade block got some material inside the large gear axle
January 25, 2017 07:28AM
probably a bad stl file , can you post a link.
Re: Wade block got some material inside the large gear axle
January 25, 2017 10:08AM
It is support material to allow it to be printed. I cut it out with a small blunt knife.

Basically you can't print a hole with nothing underneath it as the outline would be printed in mid air.


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Re: Wade block got some material inside the large gear axle
January 26, 2017 03:47AM
When I assembled the parts, I noticed that at least a part of the excessive material is used as support for higher layers, correct. But at least a part of the bigger part (the lower red "x" at the picture) isn't used, and the complete partial cirle - the upper red "x" at the picture - isn't needed.
A link to the file? Sure, the original Nophead repository has the plastic parts. So I wondered if there is a reason. Never mind, I took a cutter and it's history.
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