NinjaFlex Test

Picked up a new flexible filament, so I’m running a test print of a small pyramid with NinjaFlex. Pyramid test print turned out really well – the print took exactly as long as estimated, the shell wall of the pyramid was strong but still flexible, and the finish on the print was clean, with visible but thin…

Wood Fill Test

Printing a simple test pattern with Hatchbox Wood Fill. This wood fill is a blend with standard PLA, but I’m trying out a PrusaControl slicer preset for ColorFabb wood fill, to see if the heat, speed, and retraction settings work equally well for Hatchbox. Hmm – not the cleanest print on the test tile, but the brim…

Glue Tests

It was finally time to pick a glue to use when assembling a few different projects over the Halloween weekend. There was a slight problem, though. Or a few problems. Problem 1 – I had no idea what glue to use for plastic. Problem 2 – these projects were using multiple kinds of plastic, which can be notoriously…

Surface Infill Testing

One of the options you can play with in Slic3r changes the infill pattern used on the bottom and top visible surfaces of a print. Different from the interior infill pattern, the surface pattern changes the look and texture of horizontal planes. By default Slic3r will use a rectilinear surface pattern; simple parallel lines at a 45°…