We have been hit a few times from purchasers about why something on the thing they are trying wasn’t printed when the 3D Printer got done. Many times it is words they have raised up on the surface.
If there isn’t an error in the 3D model like a gap in the skin. Then the most likely reason is you nozzle size. If what you are trying to do is print raised up lettering from the surface of your thing, and you are using a standard font then that is your problem. Fonts are problematic for 3D printers. The average font is usually only 2 to 3 pixels wide, it looks like a lot on your monitor but for the standard .4mm 3D printer nozzle, it is way too small. Every surface of what you want to print, must be at least as wide as the nozzle you are using if not wider. If it is not as wide as your nozzle the Slicer will delete it from the gcode and most likely leave holes and other mistakes in the area where the lettering was suppose to be.
So what can you do? Be mindful of the font that you use. Hand writing fonts, you can pretty much forget. Standard fonts like Times New Roman or Arial, will work if you bolden them. Recommended use bold fonts. Nearly very computer comes with Impact.ttf installed. Unless really tiny Impact will give you no problem. Another one I like is Armada Bold. If you really want a narrow line font, then make sure that you make the surface area covered fairly large. Also use a 2mm nozzle or even smaller like one of the experimental ones 1.5.
December 28, 2017 I ordered my first 3D printer parts with the idea to use some of them for my CR-10s and sell the un-needed quantities on ebay. The idea was to support my Maker plastic addiction, I was burning through reels of PLA. Eleven months later, the “store” has become more than I imagined at the time. And for all those who have helped make our first year a success, THANK YOU!
Now it’s that time of year for, BLACK FRIDAY! There is only one place to find these deals, right here at BriTech3d.com! These will not be available in our ebay store.
We have two really exciting Black Friday deals for Cloned Bondtech BMG Extruders and Cloned e3d TItan Extruder and Titan Aeros!
Put down a $10.00 deposit today for one of three versions of the Bondtech BMG Extruder and not only get the Black Friday price, but FREE shipping! If you order on Black Friday, no free shipping. The BMG Extruder Clone is fantastic and this is a hard to beat deal!
We also have Titan Extruders for $24.99 on Black Friday and $75.99 on Titan Aero. Check them out in our ad! For your 3D Printer needs, Britech3d is your place. Specializing in CR-10.
It is common for Chinese product knockoffs to be lower in quality or altered in some way. For makers creating in the 3d printing world, we know that hotend throats can be less smooth than they need to be. Parts the wrong size etc. What we hadn’t encountered at BriTech 3D was a random non-sensical alteration to the e3d Titan Extruder clones and the faceplate’s mounting holes. The reason for this post is because this wreaks havoc if you are intending to purchase an Aero Heatsink for your Titan Extruder and use it as a direct drive / hotend, frankly one of the coolest direct drives on the market. We discovered this because a customer purchased a Titan from someone else and an Aero Heatsink from us.
The Titan Extruders to watch out for are the BIQU clones. Pictured above with the blue circle around the mounting hole they have moved about 3mm upward from where e3d designed it to be. But guess what, BIQU offers a clone of the Aero Heatsink and those are the ones we sell, but they don’t fit their own Titan Extruder! What we can tell from talking to a few factories that make the AERO in China, the Aeros are all made based exactly on the e3d design for the part, there are none that will fit on the BIQU Titan clone. We don’t know if this is a recent change to the BIQU Titan or if they have always been like this. Emails sent to BIQU haven’t been answered.
The other brand that we do recommend if you are going with an Aero heatsink/hotend is Winsinn, they are designed to the e3d specifications. However, they are more expensive. A look at Chinese dealers reveals that the BIQUs on places like Aliexpress and BangGood are selling cheaper than the Winsinn Titan Extruder clones. So if you buy from one of them and not Britech 3D, look closely at the images of the face plate and notice where the screws are if you intend at any point to go with the Titan Aero setup.
At Britech 3d we do offer both version s of the Titan Extruder, so if you are looking for just the extruder we have the BIQU Titan Extruder in stock. If you want the Aero now or at sometime in the future, we’ve got the Winsinn Titans that will fit the Aero Hotend.