February 07, 2020
We're using the Baby Yoda ( The Mandalorian ) by jamesjenuwine that was posted on Thingiverse. Click here to download it.
We've done all the slicing work for you, meaning you can just download the G-Code (file) and load it directly on your printer:Ultimaker 2+ | Ultimaker 3
The Baby Yoda at the show was made on two Ultimakers 2+ printers with eSun Olive Green PLA+ and eSun Brown PLA+ and then assembled using 3D Gloop 3D printing adhesive. It was printed with a 0.15mm layer height, for a good balance between quality and speed.
In Cura, there are a few tricks we used to save on filament and print time. Here is a snapshot of our speed settings:
We used the ZigZag pattern set to 15% and "Gradual Infill Steps" set to 2. The gradual infill steps will use sparse infill on the lower sections of the model and gradually increase the infill % when we approach the top of the model so we have a solid base to put our top infill on.
We need to set our supports to "Everywhere" and change the "support Z distance" to 0.2mm so the supports are fairly easy to break off. We have also enabled Support Interface and changed the "Support Interface Pattern" to ZigZag so the supported area looks better.
We used the "Support Blocker" option in Cura to remove supports from areas that didn't really need them like the underside of the robe. Here's how we did it:
At this point, you're good to go! Save your file to an SD card or send it over WiFi if you have the Ultimaker 3 and start printing.
Once the print is done, we clean off the supports using one of our handy pliers and then used a generous amount of PLA 3D Gloop to join the head, hands and robe together. Allow 12-48 hour for the Gloop to fully cure before starting to intensely cuddle with your Baby Yoda!
We have lots of printers between our Mississauga and Vancouver showrooms - we can print it for you! Use this form to upload your model and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
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