Seriously great work there Michael_Haggard
How much did you have to tweak the software?
How do you know which way to print things. There is a total difference in quality depending how things are positioned in the machine.
I will now only print with the least surface area of the model touching the bed. The warping, shrinking etc is terrible (for me at least)
I have been working on this cannon for about 2 weeks now.
The model comes in parts to print and assemble or as an all in one.
Now I have a wonderful 24 cm barrel printed (that was in 2 parts with the cascabel and breech separate) The main barrel of the cannon was 210mm
The carriage assembly is giving me trouble because it must fit together exactly. It would also help if the axletrees could actually print round...
The photos here are of the mini version printed all in one shot. What I am pleased with is the level of detail with the small tackle loops etc still on the model.
This was printed vertically, thus the only thing on the print bed was the muzzle of the barrel, so the supports worked really well except for the fore truck (front wheels)
The larger I print things the much better results I get. The only issue is that I run out of filament mind print....
Muzzle, there was a raft so it was not directly on the print bed. I always have this issue that the raft looks amazing but the model that separates from it has a measly few layers. I guess that is a setting somewhere?
This is the best "back" I have printed, it is basically perfect, no supports to cut of means less damage to the model.
One shot of the "full" version. I am eventually thinking cast the barrel in brass. The trunnions are also a separate piece in the model (not sure why) I am still working out the scaling for the proper sizes.