Quick Setup Help: XYZWare For The Wanhao D7

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Generating supports can be a trial and error pastime when learning to get good prints. Fortunately, XYZWare shortens the learning curve by just working...   It doesn't get much easier for setup, and the process is simple. You import your STL into XYZWare, use automatic or manual (or a combination! I use both to see what auto generate creates, then go into manual mode and remove/add as necessary) and save the STL for importing into your printing solution like Creation Workshop or NanoDLP, etc.     Experiment with variations to the density and contact settings for your own knowledge, but the defaults shown in the image work a majority of the time. Your biggest challenge will be learning when to put angle or tilt to your models. That's another discussion and beyond the scope of this quick bit of help.   Enjoy!  
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David Higgins
Hey Earl, What's the significance of selecting Nobel Superfine as opposed to Nobel 1 or 1a?
Sunday, 06 May 2018 23:12
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To FEP or not to FEP... or "Where do I go to replace my FEP film?"

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So there you are, you've been printing on your D7 for a while and getting great prints, but the inevitable is starting to happen...   Your FEP is starting to get a bit too hazy and your prints are losing definition or worse yet you have some scratches in your film and they are showing up on your prints! Oh no! It may be time to replace your FEP film... Another possibility is that you've been printing merrily away and you notice that you have resin leaking out around the base! Double oh no!! Now you may be able to just tighten up the screws around the base of your Vat to stop the leak, but you might actually have a crack or pinhole in the film and you need to replace the film.... Worst possible thing is you are scraping or cleaning and you punch a hole or a...
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Ed Paulsen
I was informed that one of these is no longer available and added a new one by request... I will update this file as necessary and... Read More
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Introducing Kids To 3D Modeling And 3D Printing

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We all reach that point where the little ones spying over our shoulder make us wonder if they are ready to dive into the world of 3D Modeling and Printing.   As a parent and adventurous soul I can offer some advice: Anytime you are ready to expose them to it is a good time. There is an incredible range of programs, both online and downloadable to install that are very well suited to opening these doors.   Included in the list below are programs and applications that can cover just about any range of knowledge, up to an including some pretty pro stuff. Some of the more technical ones are included in this list because honestly, your kids might just surprise you at how quickly they pick up on things we as adults take for granted, and I'll tell you why:   They aren't afraid to jump right in....
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