Discussion in 'Printers' started by Pinter75, Dec 8, 2011.
Printed Castle Hand, Eryone Rainbow PLA, changes color about every 100g
Pretty. I really like Eryone's PLA. It seems to print really well albeit at a slightly higher temperature than I was expecting.
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?
I buy all mine from amazon, never had a problem buying any brand, amazon basics would be fine
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).
Amazon basics filament is junk. I use surreal pla, petg and tpu, available on amazon.
No its not cleaver clogs
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
is that supposed to impress me
I don't care, carry on thinking you know best. Keep using bad filament and ruining your nozzles. I'm out.
Now don't get your panties in a twist it just irks me when someone assumes their experience with something is the global opinion.
Alright gents calm down, we're all allowed to express our personal opinions.
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
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.
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