[ros-users] [Discourse.ros.org] [TurtleBot] [TB3] Printing / Buying Waffle Plates

Jet Dillo ros.discourse at gmail.com
Mon Jun 26 17:25:52 UTC 2017

I've printed out a couple Waffle Plates here @ home, one in PLA and the other in nGen. 
IME, the Waffle Plate is a bit of a torture test for 3D printing. The STL from ROBOTIS loads oriented on one of the narrow ends and, suprisingly, should probably be printed that ways with Support="everywhere" and a sizable Brim. 

I tried multiple times to print it flat, but the print always failed, tearing from the bed after the first few layers. I tried different speeds, densities, different loop and overlay widths, none of that worked. If somebody out there has gotten the waffle plate to print flat, I'd love to know what your settings are.

That said, printing it on the long or short end works with support enabled. You'll have to pick it at the end, but the bits come out pretty easily with a file or pointed tweezers. 

Print times for me have ranged from 7-10 hours depending on resolution, infill and various other settings. I'm using a Raise3D N2+ with the V2 hot-end. For nGen I'm printing at 240C with 100C bed temp. For PLA I'm printing at 220C with 70C bed temp. 

I like the nGen one better and will probably print the rest of them using that. If you have a printer at home, I'm thinking it will take probably about a week to print out a Burger set or maybe a long weekend if you obsessed over it and just chained yourself to the printer. 

Hope that helps some of you with your buy vs. print decision. 

Pic below.
<img src="/uploads/ros/original/1X/a51d80a7c6803e6b2b50d73b31ba60ecb06ad9f9.jpg" width="281" height="500">

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