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Old 05-06-2020, 07:44 PM
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Question Doug Holverson's Centuri nose cones and nozzles

Greetings, 3D printing YORF Hivemind,

About a year ago, I downloaded these thingiverse files from our very own Doug Holverson:


Doug Holverson's Centuri 7 Series Plastic Nose Cones
posted November 23, 2014

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:560706


Doug's Fun Nozzle Pack #1
posted November 22, 2014

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:559511


I took the files to my local public library, which offered 3D printing for an incidental cost.

I got the following results, which I wasn't exactly happy with, but it was an experiment anyway.

Should the resulting product be this rough? Would I need to adjust the settings in the printer, or would I have to tweak the file to get a much smoother (i.e., useable) 3D printout? Please advise. Thanks!
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Old 05-06-2020, 08:52 PM
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Jay: If you know how to tweek the settings on a slicer then you can create the GCODE files for the nose cones. Take the files to the library and have them use your GCODE files to do the printing.

I had similar issues with my printer as I was using the program it came with it to do my prints, CURA v15.04, plus I had my computer directly connected to the printer handling the printing process. I disconnected the printer from the computer then I installed the latest version of Ultimaker Cura. I change the printing settings to create a higher resolution print then have the app create the GCODE file. Download it into a memory card and plug the card directly into the printer letting the Arduino computer in the printer manage the printing. My prints have been much better since I made those changes.
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:50 PM
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Yeah that printer is either way out of adjustment, or very low quality. It almost looks as though the build plate is loose on the printer and wiggling a little bit. My bet by looking at the prints is he is running with loose x and y belts. You can easily expect better results from even a low-end new printer.
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Old 09-28-2020, 07:45 AM
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Doug, just wanted to say thank you for these nose comes. Long Live Centuri !
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