Slic3r on 3 meter tall STL

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Slic3r on 3 meter tall STL

Postby bdring » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:17 pm

It worked!

It took 60 minutes and generated a 55 Meg G-Code file with 1.8 million lines.

Why? Just eliminating some unknowns.
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Re: Slic3r on 3 meter tall STL

Postby Enraged » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:32 pm

You're building a monster 3D printer, aren't you?

I wonder how long that would take to print, and how much filament it would take? Does Slic3r estimate filament use?
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Re: Slic3r on 3 meter tall STL

Postby gene » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:16 pm

I've always wanted to build a canopy bed and other furniture with a 3d printer :P
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Re: Slic3r on 3 meter tall STL

Postby crispyfry » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:25 pm

Does Slic3r estimate filament use?


Yes, it's one of the last lines in the gcode file.
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Re: Slic3r on 3 meter tall STL

Postby JeremyBP » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:34 pm

1.8 million lines? :o
Imagine how long skeinforge would take.
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Re: Slic3r on 3 meter tall STL

Postby Ferny » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:42 pm

Interesting, Has anyone made anything big yet?
I was wondering if it can be done since we have a 24" square testbed now.
Still working on bed heater for our large plate. That has it's own issues like warping and warm up/cooldown time.

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Re: Slic3r on 3 meter tall STL

Postby frob » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:09 pm

Ferny wrote:...Still working on bed heater for our large plate. That has it's own issues like warping and warm up/cooldown time.Ferny.

Been thinking about that exact issue.
Also, looking at the sweetspot for lowest PCB fabrication cost, i'm thinking heater tiles 10cm x 10cm,
that can "snap" together like puzzle pieces in a 2D array, with a common support post in each corner, would be ideal.
That way any large and arbitrary shaped heater array can be configured as needed for the part being built.
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