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Print Logs: First Story, Second Story, Third Story, Miscellaneous
Assembly: First Story, Second Story, Third Story, Miscellaneous


Quicklinks: Overview ~ Print in Progress ~ Print Data ~ Support Settings

Overview

Much like the first story of the Cottage the floor and walls were printed in one piece. These printed pretty easily with the exception of the Cottage Floor. I printed the wall file using tree supports, same as 1st floor wall settings. Roof files I printed using standard Cura supports (settings shown below) and attempted to print as flat as possible with bottom of file facing build plate.

Cottage Floor Work around: The issue I had when printing the cottage floor was that there was not a singular smooth surface to print for FDM printing. The bottom corners of the floor has metal corners that protrude further than the rest of the floor. In order to create a smooth print surface I lowered the floor into the print bed to create a flat surface. This effectively cut off the metal corners. To compensate I also flipped the file over and printed the corners I cut off separately and then glued together. This was a significantly easier than printing the file with supports. If you have any issues with this or have questions feel free to comment below.

Beginning of Variant Printing: Depending on if you want a two story cottage and be done or print a three story version the roof files printed or rather the files required to print are different.

File names based on Cottage Version:
2nd Story Cottage: Roof V1
3rd Story Cottage: Roof V2


Print in Progress

Second Story Walls with tree supports. Second story roof files were printed using standard supports and printed as flat as possible with bottom facing build plate.


Print Data

For ALL FDM print profile settings used in this print build. Here is the Google Doc which lists them all.

Data for Floor & Walls

Printer: Prusa mk3s
Filament: ESun PLA+ Grey
Layer Height: 0.1 mm
Time to Print all components: 1 day 18 hours 1 minutes
Filament to Print: 201.41 g
Estimated Cost to Print: $4.63

Total Time 2nd Story + V1 Roof: 4 days 8 hours 6 minutes
Estimated Cost to print 2nd Story: + V1 Roof: $13.60

Total Time 2nd Story + V2 Roof: 3 days 13 hours 51 minutes
Estimated Cost to print 2nd Story: + V2 Roof : $10.02

Second Story Floor

Second Story Wall

Second Story Roof V1

Data for 2nd Story Roof V1

Printer: Prusa mk3s
Filament: ESun PLA+ Grey
Layer Height: 0.1 mm
Time to Print all components: 2 days 14 hours 5 minutes
Filament to Print: 390.22 g
Estimated Cost to Print: $8.94

Second Story Roof V2

Data for 2nd Story Roof V2

Printer: Prusa mk3s
Filament: ESun PLA+ Grey
Layer Height: 0.1 mm
Time to Print all components: 1 day 19 hours 50 minutes
Filament to Print: 223.64 g
Estimated Cost to Print: $5.39


Support Settings

Cura Tree supports were used for the CTG 2S Wall section. Entire breakdown of support settings for Cura 4.8.0 are shown below (this should also work for Cura 4.9.0).

Cura Normal Support settings are used for the CTG 2S Roof V1 & V2 settings. Special note I did play around with different support density values as a way to improve the underside via testing but does not impact the final visual of the print.


Required Print Processes


The most notable difficulty is that ALL pieces of this set require rotation of opened STL file to be flat on the print bed when loading into your slicer. The largest thing to look out for is to make sure that the bottom of each base piece is flush against the build plate. This ensures a good solid layer of adhesion for your print and best success while printing. When looking for the side to put against the build plate look for the side that has no details.

Image below shows rotation of piece from Fishers Hut print logs but concept is same for Cottage as well.

Example of FH_Base_A model loaded into Cura and required rotation

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