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I got me 3D printer, awesome!

Discussion in '3D Printing' started by Pinter75, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 20,049

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    I would expect the home point to be within the boundary of the bed. Either dead centre if using a probe, or exactly at a corner if not.
    I would adjust the microswitches.
     
  2. OLDPHART

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 19, 2004

    Posts: 6,527

    Location: n/east-the toon

    Being as l'm new to this 3D fangled contraption.

    Thought l ask but have done a test print everything is fine apart from one corner.

    3 adjust fine one is a pig, so l'll play with the limit stop again and see how it goes.lol

    Well pleased looking forward to doing some prints.
     
  3. OLDPHART

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 19, 2004

    Posts: 6,527

    Location: n/east-the toon

    Level at last going to have a can or two of John Smiths and have a nice break.

    Checked the print all round seems fine, but a 3D print will tell.

    Will print one of the upgrades for my printer.

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  4. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 20,049

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Looks good.

    Guess what I'm making:

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  5. bulb66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 12, 2005

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    Location: Suffolk

    Either an mpcnc or a camera slider?
     
  6. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Wargrave, UK

    MPCNC. I finished the Z axis.

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  7. Chaos

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 5,410

    Here is a video on using the new PrusaSlicer 2.0 with Creality printers if anyone wants to try it.





    I used the older slicer prior to this one and prefered it to Cura on my CR10 so will give this a bash.
     
  8. no idea what

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 9,488

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Had a busy week overhauling my Ender 3.

    Fitted an SKR 1.3, buck converter, relay, 40x20 noctua fan, and Rpi into a new enclosure for the rear (this one), as well as noctua 40x10 fan on the hotend, hero me duct, BL touch and, Tft28 colour touch screen.

    Just waiting on some TMC2209's to arrive and can try it all out! Hoping it's going to be a lot quieter.

    Anyone swapped out the PSU fan?
     
  9. Lakeland

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 1, 2005

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    Have you done anything with your bed? Mines really badly warped and needs replacing!
     
  10. no idea what

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

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    Location: Lincolnshire

    I got the Borosilicate glass with my E3 and it's been perfect since day one. Got the stiffer yellow springs on there to help keep level, never had any bed problems really. The BLT is just pure laziness :)
     
  11. Lakeland

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 1, 2005

    Posts: 5,442

    Agreed on BLT, if my understanding of it is right, it just messes up your model so the first few layers aren’t actually flat!

    Do you have any links for the glass and springs? Wouldn’t mind seeing a pic of your setup.. mines completely stock but I have a few mods on my cr10 - camera arm and pi enclosure made in fusion
     
  12. deuse

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 17, 2007

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    Location: Solihull-Florida


    If you are talking about the BLtouch. Then you have it wrong :)
    This video shows what can be done with a £5 switch

     
  13. Lakeland

    Soldato

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    Interesting, it doesn't work at all how I thought it did :)

    Can you make it checked the bed at more points? My CR10 has a really weird bed that changes height more than once along its length!
     
  14. Chaos

    Soldato

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    If your glass bed is warped an Ikea Lots mirror makes a good glass surface, combine that with a gizmo dorks pei sheet and you have a nice build surface.
     
  15. no idea what

    Sgarrista

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    I actually meant I was being lazy by fitting the BLT haha ;)

    I'll get some pics tomorrow, going to fit my other noctua fan and wire up the relay so will grab a couple of pics then.

    These springs: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B013G5I4US/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The glass bed came with my printer when I ordered it. But this is the same one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Creality-3...&s=gateway&sprefix=creality+gl,aps,171&sr=8-5
     
  16. no idea what

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 9,488

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Some pics of my E3. Bought the wrong Noctua fan so returned that for the right one. Excuse the mess of wires haha! Printer itself is now powered through the relay controlled by Octoprint, which allows for auto and remote power on/off, as well as external thermal runaway protection, if the hotend or bed goes over a certain temp, Octoprint shuts off all power to the printer.

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    Really can't wait to get these TMC2209's in and get printing again!
     
  17. Rilot

    Don

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    Location: Wargrave, UK

    CNC mill finished.

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    Vid of it working:

     
  18. Chaos

    Soldato

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    Looks a cool machine Rilot. The MPCNC looks like a fun project, wish I had space for one.
     
  19. Jonny L

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 10, 2006

    Posts: 1,847

    Location: Lincoln

    Took delivery of my first 3D Printer on Saturday. Went for a Creality CR-20 - it's a great machine and I'm having great fun printing with it.

    Just bought one spool of filament to get me started, where do you guys find the best place is to get filament from (presuming they are not a competitor to OcUK)? Not worried about anything beyond PLA at the moment, some nice colour options would be cool.

    Thanks,

    Jonny
     
  20. Rilot

    Don

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    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Amazon. Esun PLA Plus is what I use. It's nice and strong and prints well.