Step 3: CREATING a .stl FILE AND PRINTING
CREATING A .stl FILE AND PRINTING
The 3D printer needs a “.stl file” to print form. The .3dm format the model is in must be converted. The .stl file is basically a "water tight" object that is completely solid. The printer uses this format to print real, tangible items from virtual objects.
Now I wait for 15+ hours and hope the model was well made! And thankfully it was.
FINAL MODEL COMPLETED
ABS Plastic Material (what the model is actually constructed with) = 3.03 cubic inches
Soluble Support Material (I have been told that this is possibly Carotin) = 5.43 cubic inches
Time to complete = 15 hours 32 minutes
Layer Resolution = .0100 in
Time in Lye Solution = apprx. 20 hours