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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Cooling ABS and PLA with Slic3r

In this recipe, we'll run some tests to see how well Slic3r works with cooling procedures.

Getting ready

You'll need Slic3r and ABS and PLA filament. You'll also need the same calibration models that you downloaded in the previous recipe.

How to do it...

We'll start by running a few tests with the cube step calibration model and proceed as follows:

  1. Slice and print the 5mm Calibration Cube Steps using the default settings.
  2. In Slic3r, go to Filament under Filament Settings and change the Extrusion multiplier from the default value 1 to 0.8. Slice and print the model in PLA.
  3. In Slic3r, go to Cooling under Filament Settings and change the Slowdown if layer print is below from the default value of 30 to 5.0. Slice and print ...

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