Individual 3D Printed Roosters

The printer uses mostly metric numbers.  I have included imperial in parenthesis as well as brackets of common ways of referencing. “~” denotes approximate or rounded

  • Build time: 3 hours 48 minutes

  • Filament length per rooster: 7.01 m (~23 feet)

  • Plastic volume: 16.87 cubic centimeters (~1 cubic inch)

  • Plastic weight: 21.08 g (0.05 lb)

  • Size: 3” tall (50% scale model from scanned piece)

  • Material: PLA (corn or sugar cane based plastic) / Compostable

  • On Spool Filament Diameter: 1.75mm (~0.07”) [7 hundredths of an inch]

  • Extruded diameter: 0.4mm (~0.016”) [16 thousandths of an inch]

  • Layer Height: 200um or 0.2mm (0.008”) [8 thousandths of an inch]

    • For reference on average a human hair is roughly 4 thousandths of an inch

  • Number of Layers: 385 layers

  • Infill: 20% (the interior of the piece is only 20% filled with plastic in a grid pattern.  80% of the interior is air.  This saves material and allow the part to print faster than would be possible if the piece was solid.  The machine is capable of printing 0 to 100% (solid))

  • Lines of G-code per rooster: 273,373 [over a quarter of million]

  • G-code is the common name for the most widely used programming language for controlling computer controlled machinery such as 3D printers.  G-code is “human readable” and can be stored as plain text.  G-code defines the movement and operation of the printer.  Commands look like “G1 X15.936 Y0.386 E0.0092”.  This is one line of code.  This code is telling the printer to go “G1” to a particular x, y position “X15.936 Y0.386” and extrude this much material “E0.0092”.

  • Size of G-Code: 8.6 MB