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Michael Hackney
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"Mad scientist at large."
"Mad scientist at large."

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Musings on Under-extrusion - More to think about
My blog post yesterday detailing results of the under-extrusion experiment seems to be getting some attention - it had the highest number of views in the first 24 hours of any post I've made to date. In this follow-up post I'm going to show - at a very high...
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Musing on Under-extrusion - prepare to rethink your understanding
I've asserted for a few years that under-extrusion (with the caveats listed below) is not as catastrophic as many believe. I am asked to analyze lots of bad parts for my opinion on why they look bad, have gappy perimeters, first layers, and top surfaces, an...
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Print Contest #1 Example Print
I posted details about the new series of print contests yesterday. Of course, I won't ask anyone to print something that I can't print so here is an example print and submission: KISSlicer 1.6.2 - adaptive layers 0.08 to 0.25 - 3.5 loops - .6 skin (3 shells...
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First Print Contest for my Supporters!
I'm pleased to announce that I'll be holding a series of challenging print contests for my supporters conducted through my private Slack channel. Prints will be evaluated purely on technical attributes. I'm posting this here simply to let folks know that su...
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Why I love KISSlicer top 10 list
Here is my complete top 10 list of why I love KISSlicer. Why I love KISSlicer: Reason #10 -  Lower Mesh in Z  feature Why I love KISSlicer: Reason #9 -  Load G-Code Settings  feature Why I love KISSlicer: Reason #8 -  fractional loops Why I love KISSlicer: ...
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Why I love KISSlicer: Reason #1
Well, here we are at my top reason for loving KISSlicer. By way of background, I want to go on record by saying I'm at expert at slicing - and not just with KISS. My g-code background goes back 17 years on CNC milling machines. I learned how to write g-code...
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Why I love KISSlicer: Reason #2
I thought long and hard about  Why I love KISSlicer: Reason #2 . This one could easily have been my #1 reason simply due to the amount of time it saves me managing my own settings and sharing my settings files to help others. I'm sure you guessed it - reaso...
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Why I love KISSlicer: Reason #3
Wizards! I love KISSlicer's new Wizards. There are Wizards for setting up your printer, print styles, materials, and supports. And there are tuning Wizards to tune temperature, flow rate, PreloadVE and destring. I was a little skeptical when I beta tested t...
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Why I love KISSlicer: Reason #4
Why I love KISSlicer: Reason #4 - Rounded infill. 'Nuff said:
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