|Macedonia Shoe Printed on Cube - Top|
From the side, we see how it deals with large areas and holes.
|Macedonia Shoe Printed on Cube -Side|
Notice that there was no raft and no support required to print this very complex object. There was not sign of warping and the only hint of anything but SMOOTH can be seen in one tiny flaw best seen in this view.
|Full side view|
This little extra extrusion material was easily flicked off. In a design this demanding, this kind of performance is astounding to me.
But, there is something else that should be mentioned. To simply print out the included free creations as novelties would be a big mistake. They are excellent opportunities for learning. Freedom of Creation is a company having designers that are masters at designing for 3D printing. It is highly informative to check on the progress of the print in an object created by them. It will reveal some helpful hints at how to design so that rafts and support are not needed.
|Opposite side view|
In this shoe, there are some interesting INTERNAL features at the part where the ball of the foot would be and also where the top connects to the back end of the shoe. It's worth studying these.
|Internal Support designed into Shoe #1|
|Cantilevered Support Structure|
Click on any of these images to see a 21mpx image that is more than capable of revealing every flaw. NOTHING stands out as even worthy of notice over 99.9% of the print.
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The Cube Print Longwood Gardens Field Trip Slide Show
I continue to be impressed. Very impressed.