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I got me 3D printer, awesome!

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

  1. andy_mk3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

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    Location: Lincolnshire

    Thanks for the recommendations guys. MY mrs ended up picking up some of the Aldi stuff for me, it looks quite good to my untrained eye. Will find out if it's any good after Christmas. Probably good stuff to waste practise with :)
     
  2. J T

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    I just got an Ender 3. It was a bit fiddly to put together, and to get working, but that just seems to be how 3D printing is at the moment!
     
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  3. andy_mk3

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Lincolnshire

    To me that's what makes it enjoyable. I'd be bored in 10 minutes if I got it out the box and plugged it in like a HP printer lol
     
  4. J T

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    You know what, you're right. I must admit I was pretty frustrated while taking the Y axis apart for the third time trying to get it flush, but now I think about it, it's been fun!
     
  5. chris_r

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 1, 2003

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    Location: Liverpool

    If anyone is interested in buying a CR10 with some extras, let me know :)
     
  6. bulb66

    Wise Guy

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    I'm sure I asked before, but you can sell printers in the MM.
     
  7. Luke

    Soldato

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    Location: S. Yorkshire

    Autodesk123D doesn't seem to be available for download now. Is there a new option for beginners or is anyone hosting it at all?
     
  8. Uncle Petey

    Capodecina

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    Location: London

    I may have an installer that I can upload. I'll check when I'm home.
    I think you'll need to login with an Autodesk account.
     
  9. Uncle Petey

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  10. Luke

    Soldato

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    Location: S. Yorkshire

    I've got it now, thanks for that.
     
  11. picnic

    Wise Guy

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    Are there advantages to Autodesk123D that Fusion 360 doesn't offer?
     
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  12. Rroff

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    The Monoprice offerings are pretty much like that - and personally I'm not bored to death but then I am designing my own models from scratch mostly for specific purposes (front panels for enclosures, etc.).

    Personally I don't understand at all people who buy them just to print out a cat and a boat and fiddle around with a few upgrades heh - though I understand the fascination in upgrading them, etc. when you have a use for those upgrades especially for some of the outside the box usage like using them for CNC type tasks, etc.
     
  13. Lakeland

    Mobster

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    Pretty sure it’s just a stripped down version that’s aimed at beginners.
     
  14. picnic

    Wise Guy

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    @Lakeland, thanks for that. I'll be sticking to Fusion 360 then :)
     
  15. Luke

    Soldato

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    Mine hasn't arrived yet, but I've got a long list of things for the bike, for work, around the house. Can't wait!
     
  16. andy_mk3

    Sgarrista

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    Gf let me have my Ender 3 today, was meant to be for Christmas but I already knew about it so what's the harm? :D

    Very pleased with it so far! Getting the bed level is proving to be difficult but once that's done I've ended up with a pretty good print. I started off with the boat, sadly that unstuck while being nearly finished :(

    However my second print finished without a problem after leveling the bed several times, plus using a little hairspray on the glass bed.

    http://imgur.com/a/D4wPPSQ
     
  17. PardonTheWait

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    I've been going back and forth on this for weeks now, but I finally bit the bullet tonight and ordered a Prusa i3 MK3, a kilo of Prusament Galaxy Black and a kilo of Prusament Jet Black PETG.

    Such a lot of money (for me, I know you can spend 10x this on a 3d printer) but I've really been looking into it and it seems like a really consistent, reliable machine, with really good preset profiles, and the design in general seems so well thought out to me and also like it will eliminate so many of the things that wind me up about my Ender 3.

    I think the Ender 3 is amazing for the money and I've had some really good prints out of it and learnt a lot but I just spend too much time tinkering with and improving it, and my scraps bin is just way too full.

    I'm so excited, doubt I'll see it til the New Year but I can't wait.
     
  18. chris_r

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    Location: Liverpool

    I just got myself an Ender 3 and so far i am liking it a lot, i want to sell my CR10 and get another Ender 3 out of the funds also :) (downgrade i know but the spare cash helps atm)
     
  19. hardkore

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    I got my Ender 3 at the beginning of November and it's definitely been a learning curve! My job is CNC machining and wanted to get a bit more into the drawing side of things.

    It changes everything you're used to making stuff out of layers. Changes how you approach manufacturing in a big way.

    One thing I will say, as exciting as it is unboxing a new shiny shiny you have to nail the setup of this thing or else you're just wasting time. Get the frame square, X axis gantry level, calibrate the extruder and you can't go too far wrong.
     
  20. chris_r

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 1, 2003

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    Location: Liverpool

    hardkore; which would be a good entry cnc machine for making personalised gifts and key rings

    Hey guys,

    Printer: CR10s
    Installed: Mirror bed/BLTouch

    I am having an issue which is stopping me from making any prints, after bed leveling (using the BLT) and starting to print (after a gcode purge) the first layer seems to go down pretty well (benchy/calibration cube) but once it gets past that, the filament is then dragged all over the show and in the end just makes a lot of spaghetti.
    I have tried playing with mini steps, i have a very clean bed.
    What could be the issue?
    Any suggestions?
    I am desperate to get it working as i need items printing.
    thanks all.