How to print a part without the perimeter in Sfact ?

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Hugues
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How to print a part without the perimeter in Sfact ?

Post by Hugues »

Hi guys,

for a special project i would like to print my part but without the usual perimeter, so just the infill.

I'm using SFACT (SKeinforge) and i could not find this setting. In FILL menu there are four SHELLS parameters that were 1 and i set them all to zero, but this did not work.

Then in the SKIN plugin, i tried to set the horizontal perimeters division to zero, but i think this is not allowed (must be at least one) because the slice did not end up correctly.

Any idea ?
Hugues
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andrewsi
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Post by andrewsi »

Try Skirt->deactivate "Activate Skirt".
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Hugues
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Post by Hugues »

andrewsi wrote:Try Skirt->deactivate "Activate Skirt".
tried it and...unfortunately not this one. Perimeter is still there.

ALso, if you press the help button on SKirt, you get:
Skirt is a plugin to give the extruder extra time to begin extruding properly before beginning the object, and to put a baffle around the model in order to keep the extrusion warm.

but thanks for the try
Hugues
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andrewsi
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Post by andrewsi »

Oh I see, you really want to eliminate the skin of the object completely! I'm not sure if there's any slicer that supports that notion.
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Post by satoer »

With Slic3r you can set the perimeters to 0. Also uncheck "Generate extra perimeters when needed"
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Hugues
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Post by Hugues »

thanks guys, it's working with Sli3er

i was asking because i want to print a part for my motorbike and honestly, the part finish that i get , even at 0.1mm height is just not good enough for a part that you see on the bike.

SO i was thinking of printing only a coarse grid as the shape of the part, then use mastic (special for plastic and flexibel) to fill up the last layer, polish and paint. Actually, instead of the paint, i'll probably cover the part with this 3M carbon fiber film, link below. I used it already and the look is pretty good.

But to apply this film, the surface needs to be smooth. I tried on a 3d printed part, and it does not look good, you see some of the layers and it does not stick very well. So i'll see if this works out well on the mastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYWfHpmKIPw
Hugues
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Post by satoer »

You can print it in ABS. And smooth it in a acetone vapor chamber (use google ;-) ). Creates a real smooth shiny surface.
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