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I got me 3D printer, awesome!

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

  1. Haze

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 10, 2007

    Posts: 2,689

    Printed Castle Hand, Eryone Rainbow PLA, changes color about every 100g

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  2. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 19,429

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Pretty. I really like Eryone's PLA. It seems to print really well albeit at a slightly higher temperature than I was expecting.
     
  3. wonder_lander

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 5,470

    Location: Stone, Staffordshire

    Ordered a Ender 3 Pro from the UK Warehouse of Alliexpress for Fathers Day and my birthday! Came within 3 days and is sitting waiting to be built.

    Where's the best place to buy filament from? Any recommendations on good ones or ones to avoid?
     
  4. Haze

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 10, 2007

    Posts: 2,689

    I buy all mine from amazon, never had a problem buying any brand, amazon basics would be fine
     
  5. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 19,429

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    I have consistently good results with Eryone filament from Amazon and any of the stuff from Hobbyking (although I've found their PETG to be a bit stringier than others).
     
  6. amigafan2003

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 18, 2008

    Posts: 14,134

    Location: Fylde Coast, Lancashire

    Amazon basics filament is junk. I use surreal pla, petg and tpu, available on amazon.
     
  7. Haze

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 10, 2007

    Posts: 2,689

    No its not cleaver clogs
     
  8. Jasoncmor

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 350

    Can you change the nozzle size on a creality ender 3 pro easily, or do you have to change your designs to accomodate the smaller nozzle?

    Cheers
     
  9. bulb66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 12, 2005

    Posts: 1,477

    Location: Suffolk

    You can change them easily. What do you mean change your design? Once the slicer knows the nozzle size it will do it's thing.
     
  10. Jasoncmor

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 350

    I don't really know what I mean as such, Im waiting for my printer to be delivered atm, and have alot to learn, but its just something I saw, someone had printed a piece with a 0.1 or 0.2mm nozzle so I was curious if you needed to change anything so you get the same same printed piece than if you were to print with say a 0.4mm nozzle?

    Another question, I saw that PLA filament is water absorbent, is that only when its on the reel or does that apply after its been printed?

    Cheers
     
  11. bulb66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 12, 2005

    Posts: 1,477

    Location: Suffolk

    Printing with a nozzle that small does come with some challenges because of pushing filament through a smaller hole, my advice stick to 0.4 and you'll produce some lovely prints. Layer height will be more of a factor on good looking prints.

    Not sure of PLA water absorption after printing, I have prints from 5 years ago and they look the same as the day they were printed.
     
  12. amigafan2003

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 18, 2008

    Posts: 14,134

    Location: Fylde Coast, Lancashire

    It is though - used it on printers at home and at uni and had problems - inconsistent extrusion, inconsistent temperatures, poor for fine details and so on.
     
  13. hyperseven

    Soldato

    Joined: May 1, 2013

    Posts: 6,038

    Location: M28

    Have used two spools which I mentioned way back one being glow, not a single issue. You mentioned some rubbish about using brass nozzle, used it and no issues then or now.

    Maybe you should learn how to set up your printer correctly.

    "a bad workman always blames his tools", springs to mind :D
     
  14. amigafan2003

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 18, 2008

    Posts: 14,134

    Location: Fylde Coast, Lancashire

    You have no idea of my expertise in 3d printing do you? Heads up, I'm in chargr of the 3d printers in the scc labs at Lancaster uni, inc the 5k formlabs sla printers.

    Oh, and if you don't know that glow in the dark filament ruins brass nozzles (by enlarging the hole) then I suggest it's you who doesn't know how to set a printer up.
     
  15. hyperseven

    Soldato

    Joined: May 1, 2013

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    Location: M28

    is that supposed to impress me :confused:
     
  16. amigafan2003

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 18, 2008

    Posts: 14,134

    Location: Fylde Coast, Lancashire

    I don't care, carry on thinking you know best. Keep using bad filament and ruining your nozzles. I'm out.
     
  17. hyperseven

    Soldato

    Joined: May 1, 2013

    Posts: 6,038

    Location: M28

    Now don't get your panties in a twist it just irks me when someone assumes their experience with something is the global opinion.
     
  18. bulb66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 12, 2005

    Posts: 1,477

    Location: Suffolk

    Alright gents calm down, we're all allowed to express our personal opinions.
     
  19. Jasoncmor

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 350

    Cheers for your reply mate.
    That's a good help.

    I'm sure I'll have a million other questions after I get stuck in with my printer lol
     
  20. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 19,429

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    I've not felt the need to change from a 0.4mm nozzle. I can print at 0.12mm layer height with it for fantastic detail.