For all those makers out there that dig 3D printing we created this iDig3Dprinting plaque, a nice and quick test piece to put your printer through it’s paces.
It measures 60mm x 60mm x 7mm so it is a good size to test the flatness of your bed and bed adherence. The lettering will give you a good idea of how well your printer copes with feature detail, in the xy plane.
If you scale it up you may be able to use it as a coaster or though we are not too sure how stable it would be, otherwise you can just stick it up on your wall, show everyone you are a maker!
We created the model by importing our logo as a .SVG file into Freecad, the techniques used are the same as in our guide on creating a 20mm 3D printer calibration cube in Freecad. The results that you see here we tested and printed using a Prusa i3 loaded with 3Dom filaments Ingeo PLA.
How to calibrate your Steps per mm on your 3D printers axes
You can calibrate your printers steps per min for the different axes by:
e = expected dimension (y = 60mm, x = 60mm & z = 7mm )
o = observed dimension
s1 = current steps per mm
s2 = new steps per mm
s2 = s1 x (e/0)
Printing Settings used
- Layer Resolution: 0.28mm
- Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
- Infill: 30%
- Duration of print: 51mins
- Filament used (1.75mm): 56cm
iDig3Dprinting plaque by iDig3Dprinting is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.