I arrived home this evening to see the print job still going strong. An hour or so later, the job was done. The RapMan successfully printed without intervention and unattended for more than 13 hours!
Once again, for now, I am using a point and shoot. So, the focus isn't going to be as clear as it could be. I am leaving the support material on until I can take some better images tomorrow.
|Peyton Duncan - Chow: View #1 at .125mm|
|Peyton Duncan - Chow: View #2 at .125mm|
|Peyton Duncan - Chow: View #3 at .125mm|
|Peyton Duncan - Chow: View #4 at .125mm|
|Peyton Duncan - Chow: View #5 at .125mm|
BOTTOM LINE: For me, the additional printing hours did not yield the kind of difference I had hoped to see. But, the real proof will be side by side comparisons once the support material is removed. However, it's important to remember that I am new to both the software and the printer. An error or oversight in either would yield unexpected results. I wonder if the result will be the same if I tried this experiment a year from now.
However. It cannot be overemphasized that the RapMan, with a roller bearing hub, is a workhorse!
I plan to seek ideas as to what is taking place on the .125mm print in the RapMan forums. I'll post an update if I find out anything significant.