I have been having some issues with my Printer and scaling being off from individual parts of the same model. By that I mean, if I take a model and cut it up into pieces small enough to print… Print them… when they are done printing they are not matching each other.
This first happened when I printed my first cut up sculpture (an Elephant) but I didn’t think too much about it because I chalked it up to just an odd occurrence.
But then I printed a Big Heart, I only printed the first 2 pieces and realized the heart was going to be too big for our use, BUT I also noticed that the pieces weren’t matching very well. I didn’t think too much of it though since we decided to make the heart smaller so I thought maybe the next print would work out fine.
Well, the new smaller heart print had the same issue… in fact, the issue is worse. The pieces are off by about 4mm it seems… quite a huge difference and so they are not even close to matching.
I have included all the files in this fiasco. Please find the link below if you would like to check it out:
I also wanted to add that I am using the WHITE resin White Resin Cartridge (GPWH04)
These are the files straight from my 3D program (3dsmax) and once they are brought into preform they are scaled to .013 before printing as you can see in the other preform files.
Heart_Front_Bottom_Center_Scaled to .013.obj = The heart is cut into 12 sections this is the FRONT, BOTTOM, CENTER piece.
Heart_Front_Top_Center_Scaled to .013.obj = The heart is cut into 12 sections this is the FRONT, TOP, CENTER piece.
README.TXT = everything stated above
These are just images of the 2 parts I printed out to show how they don’t match.
PRINT READY (folder)
These are the preform files ready to print.
Heart_pieces Oriented to show they match.form = This is the print-ready files, however I oriented them just to make sure they were matching.
Heart_File used to Print.form = This is the actual file used to print the models, as you probably guessed I unhide each one individually before printing.
I will be calling support on Monday since I have the Premium service, but I would like to not waste all weekend if someone can help me out.
Thank you in advance for any help.