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May 5, 2016 AT 2:00 am

Lip Balm Holder With Text #3DPrinting #3DThursday


Dsc01148 improved lipstick holder on platform

This 3D printed project comes to us via softsolder

For reasons that aren’t relevant here, Mary asked me to make four sets of improved lipstick / lip balm / sunscreen holder with five smaller tubes plus the central one and an inscription on the bottom. I ran off one with the last of the cyan PETG and the other three in natural PETG:

I embossed the text into the bottom three layers. The tiny spots of detached infill for lowercase letters like a didn’t adhere to the platform, mostly because the retraction settings that work well for larger areas don’t push enough plastic out to bond with the platform before retracting and moving away.

The bridging layer over the text shows Slic3r doing the best it can (clicky for more far more dots). Laying a uniform patch over all the letters in one shot would work better, but I don’t know how you’d define an algorithm that specifies when such a situation occurs:

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