How I 3D printed a giant plant pot in less than 24 hours
Larger nozzle = larger material output
Although I frequently print plant pots, the one of this size is a new challenge. The size was 29 x 22.5 cm, which is huge for a regular 3D printed object. With a regular nozzle (1 mm) it would have taken me about 34 hours to print, which is of course a very long time. That is why I started looking for a way to speed up the printing time without compromising the surface quality.
After all, we are talking about an object of approximately 650 grams of material, and it would be a waste if I had to start all over again halfway through, just because something happens. So, it had to work right the first time.
I then came across a new kind of nozzle for my 3D printer, with an internal splice core, which heats the filament not only around but also on the inside. The result is an up to 30% higher melting capacity. Because of the higher melting capacity, I was able to print higher and wider lines, effectively reducing the printing time from 34 to just 22 hours.
Result: XL Plant pot
The result is a giant plant pot that is made in less than 24 hours.
The plant pot is made from PETG, which is resistant to water and UV light. This means that the plant pot will last a long time, especially if you use it indoors like X. However, the plant pot can of course also be used outdoors.
Below are some photos of the final result.
If you have an idea for an object of your own, feel free to send me a message. I will be happy to help you with a design.