iDig3Dprinting test plaque

A simple test piece for your printer, test the flatness of your bed over a 60mm2 area, your steps per mm and the ability of your printer to cope with xy feature detail.

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    We thought it would also make a nice decorative piece, show you friends that you are a Maker.

    The piece is 60mm x 60mm x 7mm, this size means that you can test the flatness of your bed and bed adherence. The lettering will give you a good idea of how well your printer deals with XY feature detail.

    We created the model by importing our logo as a .SVG file into Freecad, the techniques used are the same as in our guide on creating a 20mm 3D printer calibration cube in Freecad ( ) . The results that you see here we tested and printed using a Prusa i3 loaded with 3Dom filaments Ingeo PLA ( ).

    How to calibrate your Steps per mm on your 3D printers axes:

    You can calibrate your printers steps per min for the different axes by:
    e = expected dimension (y = 60mm, x = 60mm & z = 7mm )
    o = observed dimension
    s1 = current steps per mm
    s2 = new steps per mm

    so that

    s2 = s1 x (e/0)

    Printing Settings used:

    Layer Resolution: 0.28mm
    Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
    Infill: 30%
    Duration of print: 51mins
    Filament used (1.75mm): 56cm

    Materials and methods

    - 3D printer
    - 3D printer filament
    - Slicer Software
    - Time



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