Frequently Asked Questions
My printer bed is only 180x180mm, can I still print your Starship?
No, It will not be enough. The diameter of the ship is 180mm and that does not include the external features like wiring, pipes, or vents.
Printing it at an angle is not recommended either as the dome sections must be printed flat to be successful.
Can I scale your Starship down to 50%?
I do not recommend any scale down to any sizes. I designed the Starship with really fine details. If you scale it down, some of these features will not be printed which will result in failed print.
What silver PLA do you recommend?
I have been using AMZ3D PLA filament which has been giving me good results but I am planning on switching to Hatchbox for its higher quality, lighter color and higher shine. For more details on which filament to use, watch the video of @Alberta3D who has been trying different filaments during his test print of SN8.
What printer do you use?
I am using two Creality3D® CR-10 V3 equipped with BLTouch bed levelling sensors.
My teammates who have been testing the files have been using the Voxlab Aquila, the Anycubic Mega Zero and the CR-10 V3 similar to mine.
Is this printer "insert brand and model here" good to print your Starship?
Any printers with a bed size of 200x200x200mm on the market could print Starship.
What software do you use to design and print Starship?
I am using Fusion 360 for the design and Cura 4.8 for slicing the model.