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Retraction Settings

Weak pillars and uprights are often caused by bad retraction settings. For printing parts like the Wightwood Abbey Church windows getting these setting right can go a long way to successful printing. We found this video really helpful getting our settings dialed in:

Once you are ready try it out on this window piece from the Wightwood Abbey Church before committing to printing the full church.

Download: IDG_WWA_WindowTest


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What Printers do you test on at IDG

We print our prototypes on the following printers:

  • Prussa  mk1
  • Creality Ender 3
  • Anet A2
  • Anet A8

Plus our Beta Testers test them on:

  • Prusa i3 mk3
  • Creality CR-10
  • Monoprice Select

Window Masks

Here are some masks for you to make cut outs of the windows for the Scriptorium and Church.
You will have to scale them yourself according to the number in the image.
Church windows