Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Doing the little bits
I rewrote the XML for doing the flange on one side of the pump. I would print one extrusion thread, then turn off the extruder and proceed some 20 mm beyond. I would then advance one width of an extrusion thread and come back 20 mm back and lay the next flange thread. This let the thread cool nicely before having to see the heated extruder head again.
When I do things that way the surface treatment on the flange is virtually identical to the surface treatment on the main body of the polymer pump.