First print

First printer, first print! I have to say, I’m very, very happy!
Never done anything like this before and could never imagine this quality could be possible as a first print.
I printed the Vertex logo on 150% of the original size, 0.1mm layer thickness, 48mm/sec print speed (default settings).
It is truly the best reward after a couple of evenings building the Vertex. I shot some video footage as well, will upload it later.

I hope you all achieve such (or better) results after finishing the build process!

After 2 hours, nearly finished my first print :slight_smile:

The results

Easy to remove it from the build plate

Ready for the next one!

Very nice!

That looks so much better than my first attempts. I’m running on Mac so I just get the default settings for Slic3r. I’m still calibrating.

Also, the green looks great.

That came out great.

Robv, I recommend you try slicing on a windows pc or a linux pc instead of a mac. CuraEngine slices much faster (in the order of 20X faster or more) and we provide custom settings for it. It is a much nicer experience and we do not recommend running the printer without our CuraEngine settings. You could damage your nozzles as the fans on top of the printer provide cooling not for the part alone but also the nozzles, they help control the heatbreak. So I truly recommend using the CuraEngine.

See my reply in the other topic.

Uploaded some video footage of my first 2 prints:
First run, the Vertex logo
Second print, the Make Robot

I noticed that small areas like the Make Robot’s arms are just a little jaggy, larger areas print extremely nice.
From what I read online is that when printing small details, (low) speed is crucial, but that is all to find out and getting to know my printer :).

Small areas and overhangs are a balancing act between speed, cooling, infill. Sometimes a quick fix for some problem areas is to rotate the object a bit so the overhang area sits less longer under the hotter part of the heater or just to print the object 2x next to each other so the nozzle takes longer to complete a layer.