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Helpful expert advice for Slic3r!


   Hey guys, my apologies I have been SWAMPED and have not had much time to actually sit down and give some helpful advice.

This week, I wanted to share with you a nifty little thing you can do with the latest Slic3r, called:

‘Variable Layer Height’.

Its basically just like it sounds.. this nifty little setting allows you to set variable layer heights throughout a single object!! Pretty friggin cool if you ask me..and I plan to definitely give this a test(will post pictures when done) here in the next week.

I can haz variable layer heights?

The variable layer height options are available by double clicking on a part name in the Plater window. This will cause a pop-up window to be displayed which contains two tabs. The first gives some information about the model, the second tab(fig. below) presents a table where each row defines a layer height for a particular range along the Z axis, given in millimeters…variable_layer_height_options_tab_2
An additional feature of the variable layers height option is that by entering a zero( 0 ) for a range( 0mm – 10mm) that part of the model will not be printed. This could come in handy if you wanted to do a quick cut on a uneven base or whatever other curve balls STL files can throw at you.
>>>>>>> Here is the official Slic3r page regarding this option and how to correctly make use of it. <<<<<<<

If you have any advice on this topic, feel free to leave a message. I hope this helps some of you out there caught in the chase of flawless prints..

Have a great week everyone and stay tuned in for Mobious Robotics updates, tutorials and more, until next time..stay classy Reprap.

-papabur 🙂


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