Introduction: A Roman Mask
The blueprint I provided is a mask, a copy of an archeological finding.
In case you desire to, please feel free to remodel it!
Step 1: Blueprint
put the blueprint in a 3D-modeling software (for example SketchUp, Solidworks, Meshlap, Vector works)
(re)model it till it has the shape you want it to have
! make sure it is one solid model
safe it as a STL file
Step 2: Printing
I made my mask from PLA, but you can use any material that goes trough the ultimaker
import the blueprint (STL file) in Cura
push: file > laod model file
my model changed when I imported it, so always:
check if the model is rotated well (the backside of the head
shoud be on the bottom)
check the scale of your model (163x126mm)
you can find the settings I used in the attached screenshots
! to make your mask smoother, you can lower the layer height (from 0.3 to 0.2?). It will take more time though
done with the settings? push ‘prepare’
check the layers by scrolling through your document
time to print! push ‘print’ (this screen will pop-up now)
check the temperature
as soon as the printer is heated up the ultimaker will automatically start printing
“during the printing I had one problem. the printer started printing a two layer bottum. the bottum isn’t in the STL file, so there there is probally something wrong with the print-settings. I’ve no clue what it is! Maybe you will find out?”
Step 6: Finishing
to make the mask printable I added some support sticks at the file. Now the mask is printed out you can remove them.
a good way to do this is to use a warm, sharp object (I heated up a stanley-nife, this worked pretty well)
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