3D print with brim is very useful when you print an object which has small underside. If the underside (on printer bed) of the object is not large enough, it could be fail to print. Brim can protect print from collapse and usually easier to be removed than raft.
3D Print with Brim
Yes, we’re still worried about coronavirus in South Korea. So it’s not surprising to hear all the churches won’t have Easter events this year. In Korea Easter is not very popular day for special events but I feel sorry to hear it while remembering those pretty Easter eggs that churches gave to children with smile.
So I decided to print an Easter egg for today’s 3D Prints post. Printable file is from Thingiverse as usual – special thanks to Sonrisa3D for sharing.
I think Easter egg is something inspiring to makers. You can find many interesting Easter eggs (like toys!) to print. I’d love to search another egg, print and post next time.
Egg 3D print with brim: printing data
Since the model is eggshells, I thought I’d better have brim. How to 3D print with brim is not difficult. Just select “brim” in your print setting of the slicer (printing software) and that’s all. You can get the brim-added printing screen like mine. It’s the same when you want to add raft.
Unfortunately I removed the actual brim too early, before taking a photo. So I only have an egg or two combined eggshells this time. But you can check my previous article (about how to 3D print something) for which I took the photo of “not removed yet” brim.
- Hardware: Cubicon Style
- Software: Cubicreator 3.6.8
- Estimate time: 02:17 (PLA / brim), Infill 10%
- Filament cost: 20.79g (PLA / brim)
Unlike raft, brim can be removed easily – that’s what I like. Mostly brim is just enough (means you don’t need raft) to make your printing object “stable” on the printer bed. It’s also good to protect your print from shrinkage on the edges like I used in the previous article.
Do you happen to like the “background book” for today’s print? It’s a book titled [What a Life!] which I got from a second hand bookstore in London. I think the illustration goes very well with this 3D printed blue egg. Although we don’t have any events for this year’s Easter, we can have hope in mind with the little Easter egg instead.
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