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I got me 3D printer, awesome!

Discussion in 'Printers' started by Pinter75, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. andy_mk3

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Lincolnshire

    Noted, thank you :)
     
  2. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

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    Location: Northampton

    I'm happy to do it that way if you want.

    Heh, I learnt that lesson the hard way, PETG has held up though
    This

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    Became this

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  3. andy_mk3

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Lincolnshire

    Awesome I will be in contact tomorrow :)
     
  4. hamesy

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Cannock

    Cheers for the suggestion, I went with the flashforge finder. Just printing benchy and it looks promising.
     
  5. metachi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 2, 2005

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    Location: South Birmingham

    got myself a enders 3 from eBay using today's 15% off code on anything. :)

    Are all filament made equality and they all come from China right, so whats the difference?

    thanks
     
  6. hyperseven

    Soldato

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    different compositions and tolerances, so no, not equal :p
     
  7. bulb66

    Wise Guy

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    And they certainly don't all come from China.
     
  8. Frozennova

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    After watching various videos on YouTube when I got my Ender3 I decided it wasn't worth the hassle of trying to buy cheaper filament.

    The £15-20 saving didn't seem worth it for the trouble it might cause. Went for Rigid.Ink PLA and PrimaSelect PETG when I realised PLA wouldn't work for what I needed (Was all amazon could get to me fast enough)
     
  9. deuse

    Capodecina

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    I never pay more then £11 for 1KG. I do pay a tiny bit more for Flexible filament.
     
  10. Haze

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 10, 2007

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    Woot, there is a 3d printer thread :)

    Just got into it, I have got a 2nd hand Cetus printer, only had a quick go with it last night, think it is really good
     
  11. Haze

    Wise Guy

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    This is my 1st test, i did last night

    A mimi RX8

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  12. Rroff

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    Looks pretty decent result given the amount of overhanging parts.
     
  13. hyperseven

    Soldato

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    Where from if you don't mind me asking and I assume decent.

    I've just be getting Sunlu from Amazon and Hobbykings stuff when I can wait a few days/weeks.
     
  14. Rroff

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    I usually pay £15-18 for 1Kg of plain filaments to get decent stuff and around £25 for 0.5kg of some of the more exotic stuff like specialist Polycarbonates (bit of a pain to work with when my printer only reaches the barest minimum temperatures to work with them).
     
  15. Haze

    Wise Guy

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    Yeah, i have loved watching it in action, amazed how it does it, spoiler was very good, with a very slim gap under it
     
  16. Rroff

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    Yeah I've taken some models I made for video games, etc. years and years ago with no optimisation for 3D printing and chucked them unedited at the printer and amazed at how well it coped.
     
  17. deuse

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    The Bay @£10.99p inclu delivery.
     
  18. Minusorange

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 25, 2005

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    I feel like I should be printing everyday but now that I've printed all the upgrades and everything I bought it for that I wanted to print, I've run out of things to print as I'm not really the type to print out the toys and useless stuff I won't ever use just for the sake of printing :confused:
     
  19. hyperseven

    Soldato

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    if you have some white make some Lithophanes. Excellent little gifts/presents.
     
  20. Minusorange

    Mobster

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    They're on my list but wasn't planning those until Christmas :(