Aura – How to print with plastic

Aura – How to print with plastic

Hello, my name is Andrey Azarov. I am CTO of Anisoprint and today I will show you how to print simple plastic part with Aura First thing to do is to open your model. You can use STL or STEP format for your model and and here is our model If you double-click on the model, you will see buttons that will help you to translate, rotate or scale your part Let’s rotate the part and scale it to 120 percent, for example so now I’m rotating the part and next step is to scale it Here is the result. By the way, you can manipulate your view with middle mouse button, shift button and control button On the right side you can see panel with settings of Aura that we need to print the part Settings in Aura are divided into three main parts First part is printer settings So, first, we need to choose which printer we want to use for this print and they build plate on the screen will change as well with the printer We will use Composer A4 printer to make this part Under the printer you can see a list of extruders and that are available on this machine and We need to specify material for each extruder. So, let’s choose PETG plastic and also here we can specify fiber but we won’t use it for this print Thirt part is profile. Aura comes with a set of predefined profiles for different materials Their number will grow in future You can choose any of them or you can set up your own profile with more than 200 seconds Under this list you can see basic settings of the part Here, for example, you can choose to turn-on or turn-off fiber to choose how many plastic perimeters we want to use Aura uses macro-layers technology that allows you to print external plastic shell with lower layer thickness to make print better and print surface better And inner parameters and infills can be printed with higher layer thickness to make the print faster Here also you can specify infill density you can choose higher values to make your part stronger or you can choose smaller values to make your part lightweight and print faster Also, it’s usually advised to turn-on brim, which helps your part to stick to the build plate better If your parts has some overhangs you can also turn-on supports, but for this part we don’t need supports Next we can press Generate and after the generation will be finished, we will see print time and material consumption on the screen Let’s look at the result So here we can see geometry of the path or I can switch to a code mode to look at all movements including travel movements during the print It’s also usually convenient to look as a layup layer by layer to look at all the part internal structure So here you can see plastic perimeters and plastic infills as well The last step is to save the file And after that, you can copy this file to your SD-card and use in your printer Thank you for your attention and bye!

local_offerevent_note October 12, 2019

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