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#1

Hello, my name is Nathan.

I have been 3d modeling for a few months now and I recently became interested in 3d printing. Unfortunately, I do not own a 3d printer. I have a design that I would like to try to sell but I would like to know if it prints correctly and what to expect when it prints. I was wondering if anybody would be interested in helping me print this.

Note: I won’t be able to pay someone to do this (in case you are expecting compensation) and I’m sorry that I won’t be able to. I understand that this is probably a pretty big favor.


#2

what is the design?
how big is it?


#3

Thank you for the reply. It is a dragon. The dimensions of it are 5.61 x 5.36 x 5.93 inches. I have both a .stl and .obj for it however I am able to export it as different file types as well.


#4

That’s very big,
Have you ran it through a slicer to get an estimate on print time?
Is it in one piece or is it split in to multiple parts?
because if it is one piece I bet it will require a ton of support.
I’m not sure if I am willing to donate tens of hours of print time…
I could do a scaled down version…


#5

I have not yet looked at it through a slicer (thanks for mentioning that, I will do that now). It is in one piece and if it is possible to scale it down then it is completely fine to do so. When I created the design, I assumed that a printers minimum thickness was a mm and tried to make all parts of it thicker than that without the overall design being greater than 6 inches in any dimension. That might be a problem when scaling it down.

Edit: It is able to be scaled down to 80 percent ( maximum dimension being 4.74 inches)
So I tried using slic3r and it looked fine on it. I guess slicer by itself is unable to estimate the time so I uploaded the gcode to gcode analyzer. I’m not sure if it is reading it correctly because it is saying that the time is 0:1:25
Figured out the problem, the estimated time is now 4:37:54(for full scale)


#6

just send me the file so I can look at it myself
then I will be able to tell you if it is printable and if I am willing to print it
Or are you worried I will “steal” you design? If so you can put some watermark on it or something.


#7

What would be the best way to send it to you? Like through email?


#8

I’ve sent you a PM with my e-mail