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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Shield Generator Fully Printed

It ended up taking about five hours total to print this sucker.  The tentative plan is to print 2-3 more and attach them to each other to make a proper Star Wars style shield generator.  It's a little smaller than I thought it was going to be.  Thankfully, if I decide to, I can just scale the model up in the slicer program before sending it off to the printer.

This is what I'm ultimately going for, as seen through some Star Wars dude's binoculars...

This was printed on the normal setting, which is a 0.2mm (200micron) layer height.  I think that works just fine for terrain.  I could have gotten a better result using the 0.05mm (50micron) layer height, but it would likely have taken 20-25 hours or so to print.