For an engineering project I have been requested to 3d print a disc with the following characteristics:
- 7.5 cm diameter
- 4.8mm thickness
- hole with a diameter of 1.27 centimeters through the disc and offset from the center by 1.905 centimeters
The modeling software available to me is Blender, and we are exporting the model to a .stl for use with the MakerBot Replicator 2X. I have never used Blender or this printer before, but was able to create a model of the shape I require without too much difficulty and export it to the printer.
I have however come across many problems with how the printer builds my model, depending on adjustments I make in Blender and in the printer settings:
- It will create a solid disk with no hole but with ample honeycomb support inside, which is what I desire
- It will create a disk with a hole and all of the proper dimensions but omits support structure inside, leading to the printer being unable to properly print the top part of the disk.
- Only fragments of the model make it into the final product.
I have linked the .stl file I am currently working with. If anyone has experience with either of these programs and could take a look at the file and explain the issue to me, I would appreciate it. Like I said, I'm new to these softwares and the printer, so I'm sure it's a small thing I missed.