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3D Benchy to the rescue!

posted 19 April 2015 at 20:42:53

Getting the perfect result from FDM 3D printers isn’t always as simple as we’d like it to be – and the result can vary from printer to printer. Now, help is at hand in the shape of 3D Benchy. Don’t let this cute boat deceive you though, because its shape and size are specially designed to challenge your 3D printer and test how it performs with regards typical issues such as accuracy, tolerances, resolution, surface finish, small details, overhangs, gaps and so on. Once you’ve downloaded the free STL file, follow the recommended printer settings, hit print and then roughly an hour later 3D Benchy will be ready to check out. Using a calliper, check the print against the measurements provided by the folks at 3D Benchy. Then, armed with all your information you can make the necessary adjustments. Job done!  

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