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The Solidoodle printing an object

This wiki is a collection of community knowlege about the Solidoodle 3D printer, and 3D printing in general.

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Introduction to 3D printing

The Solidoodle is a low cost 3D printer that will produce a plastic part from a computer 3D model. The process of 3D printing typically consists of the following steps:


The printer

Introduction to the Solidoodle printer and components:

Printing material:

How to print:

What to print:

Software

The software for a 3D printer consists of software for processing the 3d model on your computer, software for communicating with the printer and firmware running on the printer.

Software

Kisslicer/

Firmware

Calibrations

In order to achieve maximum print quality, the software needs to be calibrated to account for small tolerances between different printers:

Belt Adjustment

Artifacts

Sometimes the prints don't come out as expected... There are a number of common artifacts that can usually be solved:

Modifications

Printer modifications:

Modification Index - Work in Progress

Electronics modifications:

Extruder replacements:

Troubleshooting

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