PrusaSlicer 2.0 vs Thingiverse - 3D Printing Gauntlet Episode 1

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In this video we'll throw 5 random models from Thingiverse at PrusaSlicer 2.0 and the Original Prusa i3 Mk3! This detailed tutorial highlights many useful features within PrusaSlicer 2.0 and how to use them to get the BEST 3D Printing result possible. Timestamps below!
1:41 Selecting the models
4:37 Slicing model 1
Features highlighted: Place on face, Layer height, Perimeters, Elephant foot compensation.
10:00 Slicing model 2
Features highlighted: Layer height, Perimeters, Detect thin walls, Extrusion Width.
12:44 Slicing model 3
Features highlighted: Support enforcers
16:16 Slicing model 4
Features highlighted: Layer height, Infill, Support material, Raft, STL error repair with netfabb.
20:02 Slicing model 5
Features highlighted: XY size compensation, color change using M600 gcode command, Detect thin walls, Extrusion width.
23:29 3D Printing Results
PrusaSlicer 2.0 - www.prusa3d.com/prusaslicer/
Original Prusa MK3 Review - ruvid.net/video/video-ujpMlqvgwdI.html
Models used:
IKEA TRÅDFRI Remote & Dimmer Adapter for Gira Standard 55 - www.thingiverse.com/thing:3599795
Customized Stencil Font iPhone Case - www.thingiverse.com/thing:1533790
Boosted Board Style Battery Case for MEB Stealth Battery - www.thingiverse.com/thing:1834035
Keychain Boblehead Charisma Fallout4 - www.thingiverse.com/thing:3208687
Marvin keychain - www.thingiverse.com/thing:2796632
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Jun 22, 2019

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The Mouse
The Mouse 5 days ago
Another excellent video; Great to see impact of slicer features & to see how even minor tweaks can have substantial positive impact on the result. Was amused at your discovery of a New Slicer Feature : ) Also, I watched this on my Moto G5 without any trouble so kudos to you for making nice clear screen detail, thanks.
Copper 5 days ago
Great video. Happy to say I learned a couple new things, had no idea you could do the colour change on the layer in the slicer.
Jay Three
Jay Three 6 days ago
It would be great if you did a follow up to this for Resin printing :)
Stefan Weber
Stefan Weber 7 days ago
The skateboard cover if you print the top surface at the on the heatbed. Looks like a flat surface.
Alejandro Pérez
Alejandro Pérez 11 days ago
Default extrusion width: 0.42mm I don't understand. What exactly does the extrusion width setting change? The position of the nozzle tip (distance between lines) or the amount of extruded material? For some reason I thought it changed the latter, so increasing this setting would give you even wider layer lines. But now I'm in doubt.
PeritusTV 12 days ago
Couldn't the battery cover fit lying flat instead?
Alexander Vogel
Alexander Vogel 12 days ago
Hi Angus, you should upgrade your MK3 to the full MK3s with all changes Prusa Research made until today. To me it‘s like day and night in case of handling and print quality. Especially if you print PLA cooling is much better. Also another tip: During wintertime here in Germany I increase my heat bed temperature by 5 to 10 degrees and all models stuck well. After the bed cooled down you can take the model from the bed and it did not stuck at all...
Techni Vorous
Techni Vorous 13 days ago
so.... out of millions of things... you randomly got a fallout model? must have been fate. seriously though how have you not gotten sick of sd cards yet bro?
Dominik Sennfelder
Dominik Sennfelder 13 days ago
Hey Angus, great Video. You could have used the layerheight change feature for the battery box and change the Layer hight to 0.10 or less right under and during the the bridge so that the part comes in smoother from the outside.
Frank Müller
Frank Müller 13 days ago
Fantastic. Please do more Videos of This Kind on a regular basis
Mike Maraldo
Mike Maraldo 13 days ago
Learned a lot, thanks!
THE LIFE OF BEENIE 14 days ago
Hi Angus, go check out LBRY, you can also send over your existing RUvid content, it looks like it is also monetised better. thanks for your awesome videos. @t
Sea shadowbanned N.Christopher
Socialist rules for printing now?... P.c./ S.J.W. leftist trash NEEDS TO GO!.😉🇺🇸
Simon Banks
Simon Banks 15 days ago
Been watching for a while this is great If you or anyone is stuck for ideas (unlikely), I would love to see someone making 3d printed FarmBot tool heads! Just please if anyone does this let me know so I can watch what you doing
Brian Hillard
Brian Hillard 15 days ago
Great video as always. Really enjoying using PrusaSlicer.
Eliwaz Moonsfire
Eliwaz Moonsfire 16 days ago
Awesome you learn something new everyday! I do love the Prusa and your videos are so great they have helped me out a lot in the past an now I feel like I have all this power in the palm of my hands more control an more know how thank you so much for this video.
Tyler Hynson
Tyler Hynson 16 days ago
Dude, this video was so helpful! I've been 3d printing for a while but seeing your process with a bunch of random prints really let me understand the though process needed for different types of prints. Thank you so much. Can't wait for an episode 2!
Tes G
Tes G 16 days ago
Brilliant approach as usual.
birb gamer
birb gamer 17 days ago
Hey what is your opinion on the alfawise u20 one?
Christopher Parham
Christopher Parham 17 days ago
Have you done a video about photogrammetry ?? Which is your favorite
Andy Lee Robinson
Andy Lee Robinson 17 days ago
I'd rotate the battery cover around Z by 90° so it lies lengthways in the Y direction to brace against the bed motion. As the model builds, its mass and inertia increases and becomes much easier for it to lever itself off the bed.
mase002 16 days ago
Good note
Jason Crow
Jason Crow 17 days ago
really great video appreciate the detailed explanation for PrusaSlicer and settings for each item. I'll be using some of them soon.
Fred Genius
Fred Genius 17 days ago
I love the Gyroid infill pattern! I find the strength to material ratio is very good.
Stephan Brun
Stephan Brun 17 days ago
So no plastic swords? Lightsabres? :D
JP H. 17 days ago
Really good Video! I like those extra slicing and/or desingning tipps! :)
Julian HG
Julian HG 18 days ago
great experiment! i love my Prusa MK3. I agree, this new "Prusa Slicer" is a bloomin brilliant upgrade on the previous versions. the UI is so much better and a joy to use :)
Maleboligia 18 days ago
Lots of great tips, thank you very much for this!
Ag 18 days ago
I saw you in the chat when Cold One's was streaming, you needa get on that podcast.
Maker's Muse
Maker's Muse 18 days ago
Hahahaha maybe not on that stream though 😂
Nick baxter
Nick baxter 18 days ago
Thank you so much for this video Angus. I had a couple of projects that I did right after this and the two tips about elephant foot compensation and the xy enlargement made them way better. Love your content.
Nerdboy_Q 18 days ago
I had a few questions on your opinion on octoprint and other automation tools: Is it that you're completely against using octoprint? If so, I would be interested in understanding why. I know you have this as a main business, so you usually have access to the more reliable printers, but many of us need an "eye" on our printer(s), so octoprint helps a lot while we're on the move. -If you don't use octprint at all, are there other remote tools that you use? If so, what tools? -Have you considered any automation rigs, either purchased or created, to rapidly print on the same printer? i.e. something to automatically remove a print bed and replace it with another to start another print automatically. (I understand this is an extreme example, but maybe it'll trigger some ideas) -Do you have any camera systems setup for viewing printers remotely? (Mainly why I use octprint) -Can you do a test to compare printing from octoprint vs sd card vs tethering to a pc? Just to see if there's any "real" difference in results?
chico River
chico River 18 days ago
Dude really thank you for take the time to explain the slicer set ups.
5150 BlackBox
5150 BlackBox 18 days ago
Great Video! These Small expert tips (XY) made a Big difference in a print I had been struggling to enhance detail!!
John Royal
John Royal 18 days ago
Are you going to review the zesty nimble? I have one coming in 3 weeks. Using the i3 design for my p802
Bigdogbro's Adventures
Great video... I found an annoying firmware update notice that appears and beeps twice on the Prusa MK3 printer screen when you attempt to load a Gcode file from the SD card. My MK3 is loaded with 3.3.1 and runs fine and the slicer wants loaded 3.7.1. You can press the rotary selection button to continue but JEEEZ! There seems to be NO option to turn this junk off in the new slicer 2.0 software. Prusa needs to make this an optional alert as they do for the software update notice.
Justin Lopez
Justin Lopez 19 days ago
I'd love to see you do more videos like this! Can you use simplify3D next time?
Lemming1970 19 days ago
Some great tips, Thanks again for sharing your knowledge. Although you didn't use variable layer height, Which is an amazing feature ;-)
fluffy 19 days ago
Gyroid infill is "not necessary" but isn't the point to it to have better structural integrity with less material used? What's the downside to using gyroid? I assume it's a bit slower to print but are there other reasons you're skeptical of it as the default?
BRIX BY BRIX 19 days ago
Amazing video! I always enjoy watching your videos! I am curious, I either want the Ender 3 or the Ender 3 Pro for my birthday and I don’t know which one to ask for, do you have any opinions?
Kari Söderholm
Kari Söderholm 19 days ago
Very nice overview of basic slicing and slicer settings. I just learned what XY size compensation does from this video. It will probably come in handy at some point. :) But consider renaming the title of this video. I wasn't really sure what the contents of the video would be before I watched it. It turned out to be better than what I expected from the title anyway. :)
moto 1
moto 1 20 days ago
Holy crap I actually printed that battery case
aardwolfweb 20 days ago
Lost me at the hoplophobia.
oasntet 20 days ago
Given that the dangly bridge bit is on the inside of the battery case, it's fine. That said, it'd be nice if slicers had an option to just add a sacrificial bridge layer below where the actual bridge is expected, to be cut or sanded away after printing. I also wonder about the strength of the print on the z-axis. Given that this is a structural component, the print orientation could make a huge difference in how well it resists impacts. I could see a relatively small impact sheering the layers apart in this orientation.
Sanket Desai
Sanket Desai 20 days ago
Hey Angus my printer creality cr 10 has retraction issues I tried every setting and every profile nothing is working ,I tried even changing the temperature also but still it retracts idk what to do.
Levi Garrison
Levi Garrison 20 days ago
definitely learned some interesting tricks from this! kind of wish you got a little less lucky though, would have been fun to see you get creative with some of the more "interesting" models on thingiverse. I help run a 3D printing service for my university and we often have to figure out how to print some "interesting" stuff.
Sjoer van der Ploeg
I just made three presets: No supports; Supports; Vase. I let PrusaSlicer on OctoPrint slice the STL, check the first layer with the gcode viewer and hit print if I'm happy. Lazy, sure. But, most prints are flawless!
amedsoprano 20 days ago
If you're going to go rectilinear you might as well go cubic.
Mark Routledge
Mark Routledge 20 days ago
Any chance you could do a video on why upright towers are structurally bad, and what and alternative could be, orientation etc.
Mark Routledge
Mark Routledge 20 days ago
Brilliant, just brilliant. Given me the confidence to play with some more settings, tweaks and trying to dial in my printer. Been printing for 18 months and this is fantastic viewing. You videos always get me thinking. Thank you.
Predrag Bojkovic
Predrag Bojkovic 20 days ago
Great video, would love to see vid like this for Cura
96akcent 20 days ago
how about slicers battle? qualities on same settings, avaliable opions etc.? i'd see differences between classic Slic3r (my fav), Cura, new PrusaSlicer and IdeaMaker (after last update i heard a lot of good opinions). And maby Slimplify as reference
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