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Is printing diagonally ok?

Aug 12, 2018 9:47 pm

I need to print a rectangle shape beyond the 250mm range (about 280mm or so) and to do this I see I can print the shape diagonally on the bed.

In doing some small samples I notice some noises from the bed/extruder that I'm not familiar with. So just wondering if it's not a good idea to print this way?

Thanks!

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Re: Is printing diagonally ok?

Aug 12, 2018 9:58 pm

it's fine.

I do this occasionally. The sound will be different, all other things being equal. To put it simply for a straight, orthagonal (relative to the part) move both X and Y motors are running at the same time. Of course, to do all the myriad of necessary moves to do infill you get countless combinations of movements.

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Re: Is printing diagonally ok?

Aug 13, 2018 12:40 am

Thanks for your input themzlab :)

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Re: Is printing diagonally ok?

Aug 13, 2018 1:09 pm

Michael,
if you print diagonally, you will probably find that the infill and top/ bottom layers print across and along the model instead of at an angle,

you could revise the fill angle to 0degrees to restore the angular infill...

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Re: Is printing diagonally ok?

Aug 13, 2018 8:53 pm

Yes you can and repeating something Joan helped me with, if you get a print that doesn't come out right try printing it at 45 or 90 degrees to the original print.

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Re: Is printing diagonally ok?

Aug 15, 2018 5:48 am

joan.t wrote:
Aug 13, 2018 1:09 pm
Michael,
if you print diagonally, you will probably find that the infill and top/ bottom layers print across and along the model instead of at an angle,

you could revise the fill angle to 0degrees to restore the angular infill...

regards Joan
Thanks Joan :)

I actually didn't even notice that. I'm still on the silver/grey spool which seems to hide patterns very well. In looking at the parts now I see what you mean, but it's ok as I'm still in my 'kid in the candy store/lego land' phase just printing things out of my head in wonderment.

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Re: Is printing diagonally ok?

Aug 15, 2018 6:08 am

Still there myself :)

looking for a golden ticket to get a free gift! :shock:

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