|Makerbot print on the left and Form 1 on the right. The white print has been primed and sanded.|
|Problem areas in the earlobe, moustache and chin.|
The main learning was that different printing techniques required different ways of prepping your file. For both machines any slight overhangs with respect to the ground plane required supports. Hence the moustache, chin, ears in this case had problems printing. For the Makerbot, it preferred a closed model than a shelled one. The software for Makerbot generated its own honey comb internal structure and supports. Resolution was either at 0.15 or 0.10 mm
|unsuccessful prints on the left of the amazing 14 cm one.|
|form1 Print still on supports.|
Other 3D printing techniques that don't require supports were not available to me at the point of printing.
In short, it was important to know the final output and then use the printer/ printing technique that best support it.