Introduction: 3D Printer Angle Benchmark
This project was designed in Fusion360 by a student at University High School in Irvine, CA. I was having trouble printing a part for a guitar stand I designed, even using interlocking mechanisms. I was having issues printing a specific overhang in the project with temperature and density restraints. I designed the benchmark to test different angles of a design at various temperatures and densities, with different filaments so I could avoid the unfinished look of supports.. This project saved me time and will be a helpful reference in the future! This inscrutable has exact instructions to recreate this design or to make a similar benchmark test to fit the needs of any project.
- Adobe Autodesk Fusion 360
- Filament and printer of choice!
Step 1: 3D Design
Among the various printing related issues, temperature can be the most difficult to regulate and estimate. Using Fusion360, design an object that represents several parameters to an issue or test for the printer. Use scalable increments for visual tests. For example, the attached design tests the ability of a printer to accurately build structures by angle. The five degree increments allow the user to analyze the functionality of the printer in such conditions for any surface. Label each increment or parameter. For efficiency and precision, assembly tools could be used to attach individual tests into a singular print.
Step 2: Print
Use the conditions desired to test on the printer and any filament. For a comparative analysis of the test, change one of the parameters every print (examples: temperature or filament). Remove and clean the print before reviewing the test.
Step 3: Analyze
The design created can be used for a variety of tests, but for my case I printed the same benchmark using several different what settings on my printer. I needed a regulated temperature and density for my project, so I compared the test after several prints at each temperature. Test the prints with different parameters to analyze the difference between the parameters and to find a successful result. The print should test the printer's ability to make a structure in varying conditions. The benchmark prints are a guideline for all future projects and print-related issues!
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New Year, New Skill Student Design Challenge