Collapsing Master Sword This Master Sword prints-n-place as just the hilt but extends in to a full sword. Its 250mm tall when printing but extends to 870mm long! The sword is designed to be printed with a .4mm nozzle so the blade is two shells thick. The line width should be set to .42mm.
Scale If you must scale only scale Z or change your nozzle size to match a smaller scale nozzle. For example, you can use a .3 nozzle and scale it to 75%, .32mm line width. This would make it roughly 190mm tall.
Print Settings I had issues printing this the first time, I would suggest everyone do print the test print which can be found here I printed several of them to better tune the retraction at layer changes. My issue was the size of the layer seams were causing the blades to fuse. The test print is a total of 24mm high so I change retraction setting every 8mm. Then I compare the changes until I achieve the best result. Each printer is going to be different but in my case I used a negative “extra restart” distance to reduce the size of the layer seam.
Detailed printing instructions can be found on my website
Printed with 3D Fuel Cobalt Blue and Silver Pro PLA
Printed on the Muldex rep-rap IDEX printer.
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