A 3D Printing Milestone

First I love that for important events in our life we still reference imperial units – Milestone, and ounce of prevention, pound-for-pound, etc, etc, etc.

Anyway, just a quick blog note as I’ve just pulled my longest ever printed piece off the printer this morning (6:30 am here in the eastern part of the US). The print finished sometime over night and took 2 days, 10 hours, 24 minutes and 20 seconds to complete!

And what was this beast of a print? Well only the lower half of the Fire Station terrain piece I purchased from Corvus Game Terrain. I believe it’s loosely based on the station house from the original “Ghost Busters” movie, and that is what I will use as my painting guide, once I get around to printing the upper half and roof!

Just a couple of quick notes. After several failed printer starts, I went back into my slicer program and dropped the bed plate and nozzle temperatures 5C (41°F) after the initial layers. I also increased the brim from my standard 3mm to 8mm (from about an 1/8th to a 1/3rd of an inch); but the biggest change was going back to adding a fine layer of hairspray to the bed after it pre-heated. I think this was needed because of there not being a big footprint attached to the bed and the long print time. Anyway, no corner lifting for almost 2-1/2 days!

That is all, back to real life or going to work (ugh!)

7 thoughts on “A 3D Printing Milestone

    1. We played a modified version, so everyone got three “heroes”, and I think most played whom they wanted to play. Next up is doing this with the wife and then seeing if she wants to move to a full game!


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