Patterns for Aluminium Sand Casting

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caxton3d
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Re: Patterns for Aluminium Sand Casting

Postby caxton3d » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:43 pm

Jason, I am confused now.
Why is IdeaMaker therefore telling me that the model is outside the printable area?

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This is the size that I am trying to print. I have selected a raft 10mm larger all round the model, so my maximum width is 300mm.
Should I be able to print this?

Thanks for your help.
Pattern making for the restoration of vintage Dennis Fire Engines

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jmp
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Re: Patterns for Aluminium Sand Casting

Postby jmp » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:05 pm

First do a test, create a model that is square in x and y (say 200x200) and a few mm thick. Then select model->auto fit to build volume. In my case it set the size of the model to 304x304. Try it both with raft on and raft off to see what you get. If you get the full build volume then maybe your model was rotated?
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walshlg
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Re: Patterns for Aluminium Sand Casting

Postby walshlg » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:13 pm

also check the printable area box so you can see where the problem is, I had problems at the back of my prints.

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Vicky@Raise3D
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Re: Patterns for Aluminium Sand Casting

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:18 am

Both left and right nozzle can print 305*305mm when you use them separately. 0-305 in X for left and 25-330 in X for right.
If you are using dual, the crossing area where left and right can both reach is only 280 in X (25-305) and 305 in Y.

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Re: Patterns for Aluminium Sand Casting

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:26 am

caxton3d wrote:Jason, I am confused now.
Why is IdeaMaker therefore telling me that the model is outside the printable area?

Image

This is the size that I am trying to print. I have selected a raft 10mm larger all round the model, so my maximum width is 300mm.
Should I be able to print this?

Thanks for your help.

You model seems to close to the left and rear sides. The model itself is inside the printing area but with a 10mm offset raft, the raft is over the printing range at left and rear sides.
Please move the model to the center place.


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