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I got me 3D printer, awesome!

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

  1. bulb66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 12, 2005

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    Location: Suffolk

    All the "Chinese" machines much the same as the copy each other but there advantage is the Facebook communities behind them, they offer better support.
     
  2. montymint

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 29, 2006

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    Location: Newcastle, UK

    I have the CR-10S Pro.

    I initially had some bed leveling issues, but I changed the sensor to inductive and replaced the print surface with a mirror from Ikea and since then I've had no problems.
     
  3. [Death]

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 17, 2005

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    Location: Gloucester, UK

    Defo leaning towards this one, a certain rainforest is out of stock on official store tho! Not sure I wanna try a diff unofficial rainforest supply
     
  4. montymint

    Mobster

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    I got mine here:

    https://technologyoutlet.co.uk/collections/creality3d/products/creality-3d-cr-10s-pro

    edit: if you want, I can take a pic of the print thats going on when I get home. It's half a head of a moljnir hammer, so it'll show you how layers look over a good 20cm height

    more edit: I find that their filament is quite good, but get it off the rainforrest as it's a fiver cheaper and free shipping with prime.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2019
  5. [Death]

    Wise Guy

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    pics would be great, thanks :D
     
  6. MoNkEyMiKeY

    Mobster

    Joined: May 17, 2004

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    Prusa MK3S is much more forgiving for beginners, pretty much start the print and walk away. Don't even sit there and watch the first layer, I know it will print and have no problems. The standard model prints really well but upgrade it with the BMG extruder and its really good.

    The CR-10 will require some fiddling or upgrading to get it to the point of being easy to print, you will need to learn about printing a bit more then you would with the Prusa. But it does have the edge when it comes to print volume.
     
  7. montymint

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 29, 2006

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    Location: Newcastle, UK

    http://imgur.com/gallery/rqIljea

    Note, I'm still relatively new to this and I do need up slicer settings. So the mask has extra stringing asi forgot to give it extra retraction for the Bowden. The hammer out walls were sliced to thin, so the bricks lines you see are infill. They will disappear after sanding, priming and painting
     
  8. [Death]

    Wise Guy

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    Wow looks great, the new sensor you got, was it plug and play or solder it in? Either way is fine tbh. Going to place an order today
     
  9. montymint

    Mobster

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    It's a bit of both. I cut the originals cable and spliced the new one on.

    I'll get you a couple of videos and links once im out of bed and at a pc
     
  10. montymint

    Mobster

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  11. [Death]

    Wise Guy

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  12. montymint

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 29, 2006

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    Location: Newcastle, UK

    I only flashed with the Tinymachiens firmware, as I wanted to follow their bed leveling instructions. Apparently the newest creality firmware it also fine.

    The main thing to look out for is that the x gantry likes to be uneven. Use this video to tighten the nits that hold the z axis wheels. This fixed the problem for me:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG8X26UtLVw

    edit: I should also add that the tinymachien page has a few slicer profiles to get you started on.
     
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  13. bulb66

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    The artillery sidewinder x1 is better than the CR-10S Pro. One of the people in the community who does a lot of with lots of printers and slicers claims it prints PLA better than even his modded MK3.
     
  14. [Death]

    Wise Guy

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    Well after being paid from a job late I’m ready to order but now u have put doubts on which to get haha, from what I see both have their issues and setup issues, I’m guessing that only go’s away when u spend silly amounts on diff models, gonna watch a few more reviews , I’ve read so much on Cr10s now I think I know most . Will check other now
     
  15. bulb66

    Wise Guy

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    At the end of the day, any issues with either printer can be over come, their will be someone who has had the issue and fixed it.

    Here's a review that's just been released.

     
  16. deuse

    Capodecina

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    Creality 3D have a sale on at the moment. They have a UK warehouse.

    https://www.creality3d.shop/product...-prusa-i3-220x220x250mm?variant=2477621903372

    I am getting out of the 3D printer lark.
    I haven't used it in ages.....
     
  17. amigafan2003

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  18. Haze

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    Recent few prints, my painting skills are not epic :p

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  19. MrWhippy

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    Dropping this here in case anyones interested, posted in wargaming thread, but probably get more views here.

    Humble 3D Printable Dungeons & Cities Bundle for 5E Fantasy
    Dungeon Masters rejoice, for we have brought you a bundle full of 3D models to take your campaign to the next level!

    https://www.humblebundle.com/books/...ons_bookbundle&linkID=&utm_content=hero_image

    Like the look of the Abandoned Mausoleum in the 76p tier.
     
  20. Rilot

    Don

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    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Well stone me and call me Steve, I didn't know we had a thread for actual 3D printers.

    Here are mine.

    Nearly finished building my second printer. All self built with many of the components designed by me in Fusion 360. The base design is the AM8 but I've modified it significantly. The one in the enclosure is going to be upgraded to MGN12 rails and 2040 extrusion fairly soon.
    The controller is a normal RAMPS 1.6 with 2560 combo. Running TMC2130 drivers with SPI connections. Extruder is a Bondtech BMG with E3D V6 hot end.
    The bottom printer is a Geeetech i3 Pro B that is also heavily modified with a Titan extruder and E3D V6 hot-end and TMC2208 drivers.

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    Extruder mount and design:

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