3D Printed Tronxy Elephant 2: Electric Boogaloo

in ThreeD (3D) Printing11 months ago


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A few months ago I posted about my first 3D printing attempt. It was a pre-sliced file of an elephant that was included on the microSD card with my Tronxy XY-2 Pro 3D printer. It didn't work out well mostly due to the low quality sample filament I was using.

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I've returned back to the Elephant.gcode file for a second try at printing the elephant.

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The end result this time was much better than my first attempt. The model had some imperfections on the trunk and ears. The pre-sliced file didn't have any supports which it probably should have a minimum amount of.

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I like the way the black PLA gives a shine to the model. One other notable difference from last time is that instead of the build plate that came with the 3D printer I used a PEI sheet for the printing surface which made the bottom of the model smooth.

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My Thingiverse account: https://www.thingiverse.com/holovision/designs
My Thangs account: https://thangs.com/Holovision
3D printing community on Hive: https://peakd.com/c/hive-103035/created