A few weeks ago I did a quick test print of the Ball of Stars Created by @Dizingof
I used basic support structure and low-grade PLA just to test it out.
I have been meaning to print another one, much bigger and with full support structure. Today I set it off to print while I worked. It would have been a 17+ hour print, but 9 hours into it, at about half way it shifted on the Y axis, probably due to the head catching on the massive structure with the rather high acceleration settings I use on MendelMax.
Repetier Host) it was a real monster! Skeinforge had to slice for almost 2 hours to output the Gcode for it.
In hindsight a little too ambitious and I should have slowed down the travel moves and enabled Z Lift (Hop) I think it would have printed OK if I had done that.
It is fun watching these things print.
And it used a fair bit of PLA.
Removal of the support structure is quite easy, but takes a little time.
My proposed new settings for a future print attempt -
These are my support settings shown above, if anyone can give any advice to improve these, do get in touch or leave a comment, I hardly ever use support, so could do with any pointers you have.
I'll give it another try soon and give an update.
Thanks for reading,