Originally Posted by meirriba
Why not simply stow it in your ditch bag?
Have not put one together yet, and don't have a good location. Wanted to at least have this close by in a grabbable place.
Originally Posted by gregabbiss
Sorry a little off topic, but I have wondered about 3d printing on a yacht at anchor
, is it possible? is the movement going to cause issues?
Have wanted to get into 3D printing, very useful but I"m a live-a-board.
I print at home, however other than power issues I think the biggest issue would be firmly mounting the printer. I find the print quality is much better if you can solidly mount the printer to a bench. This helps prevent "ringing" which is caused by higher frequency vibration and movement of the printer especially where the print head
stops movement or reverses. Also using acceleration/deceleration settings will help this.
the low frequency albeit higher amplitude movement of a boat
at anchor or in a slip I don't think (have not experience) would have much effect.
When printing a material like ABS you may also have issues with over cooling
or uneven cooling
of the part as well.
Lastly, good ventilation is nice (and may conflict with the cooling issue)