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Slicing Service

Are you having trouble 3D printing your part? Have you tried printing it multiple times and changed slicer settings, but nothing seems to be working? 

WE CAN HELP!

Fill out our form via the link below - we will slice your part for you for any FDM printer! Our turnaround time is within 24 hours, 7 days a week. If your print does not come out well within your three attempts using our settings, then we will refund your money within 5 business days, conditions apply. Please follow applicable Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) techniques and see our prin
ting guidelines below:

 

Our turnaround time is within 24 hours, 7 days a week. If your print does not come out well within your three attempts using our settings, then we will refund your money within 5 business days, conditions apply. Please follow applicable Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) techniques and see our printing guidelines ------->

Slicing Service
Basic Printer Set Up: (If you have trouble with any of the steps below, please reach out to us for assistance.)
  • Bed Leveling - Ensure that your bed is level across all four corners, refer to how-to videos related to your specific printer.  

  • Nozzle Gapping - Gap your nozzle appropriately with a sheet of plain printer paper, or your printer's applicable shim. Aim for "medium" resistance between the bed and the nozzle. You should be able to push the paper under the nozzle, feel the resistance, and pull it back out without much difficulty.

  • First Layer Adhesion - Monitor the first layer of the print and look for adequate overlap of the initial perimeters/solid bottom infill. If there appears to be not enough overlap and the material does not stick well to the bed when you lightly run your finger over it, then gap the nozzle closer to the bed. If there appears to be too much overlap and the material is building up on itself, then gap the nozzle further away from the bed.

  • Preheating - Preheat your nozzle and bed for at least 5 minutes before starting a print.

  • Bed Treatment - If you're having trouble with your part sticking to the bed, first, clear the bed of any residue or debris, then apply Elmer's Disappearing Purple Glue Stick, or try a Buildtak surface. Buildtak's PP Bond Adhesive and their Buildtak surface are necessary for successful polypropylene prints. 

  • Optional Enclosure - You might want to think about adding an enclosure around your printer if you are experiencing continued warping of your part off of the bed. You should note that any draft from an air conditioner or simply opening a door could affect the ambient temperature around your print and cause it to warp.

 

Printer/Filament Maintenance:

  • Check nozzle gap - medium friction between the bed and the nozzle with paper/shim in between.

  • Check for a clog in the nozzle - you should see filament squirting straight down out of the nozzle.

  • Check tension of the belts - should be fairly tight and springy.

  • Check the extruder gear to make sure the teeth are not worn down.

  • Check the tension on the extruder gear to make sure that the filament has adequate, but not too much tension on it. You should see light gear teeth marks on the filament after it runs through the extruder motor.

  • Clean off the bed between every few prints, or every print - remove any previous material residue.

  • Ensure there is enough material on the filament spool.

  • Ensure the material is wound taught on the spool and that it is not overlapped. 

  • Remove any filament build up around the nozzle.

  • Dry your filament per the material guidelines (PLA/TPU 55degC >8 hours, PETG/ABS/ASA 65degC >8 hours, PC/Nylon 75degC >12 hours), PP does not have to be dried.

Slicing Service Price: $5 per unique part

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