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  1. LOL, if you really believe they're spending $35k...

    LOL, if you really believe they're spending $35k for a silly RC airplane than your gullible. The military routinely inflates the price of some projects to cover up spending on top-secret projects.
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    Download the free trial of fusion 360. Doesn't...

    Download the free trial of fusion 360. Doesn't get much better. If you like it, it's a $40 a month subscription.
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    Really? WD-40 is not a lubricant at all--in fact...

    Really? WD-40 is not a lubricant at all--in fact it's the opposite in that it will break down and remove whatever lubricant is present.

    WD-40 was designed as a water repellent and rust inhibitor.
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    There might be some information on the internet...

    There might be some information on the internet about this. ;)

    ABS is harder to print but is more consistent in formulation and more durable once printed (less sensitive to heat and less brittle),...
  5. I use 0.5mm thermal silicone pad (the kind used...

    I use 0.5mm thermal silicone pad (the kind used for heatsinks), cut into five 2" squares (one for each corner and one in the middle).

    It securely holds the glass in place while making it easy to...
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    Depends on the filament, ABS and PLA are fairly...

    Depends on the filament, ABS and PLA are fairly forgiving, but Nylon needs to be bone-dry.

    Humidity in my shop is often around 50%, which was "okay" for printing ABS. I installed a dry box...
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    My recipe for ABS: 110F glass bed Hairspray...

    My recipe for ABS:

    110F glass bed
    Hairspray
    120F build chamber

    zero warping problems, the heated chamber is key--when I forget to turn my heater on, large parts warp and pull off the bed.
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    Printing isn't a "hobby" anymore than a wrenching...

    Printing isn't a "hobby" anymore than a wrenching or sawing is a "hobby."
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    I have a similar problem (3d printer in a garage...

    I have a similar problem (3d printer in a garage in a rainy city).

    My solution was a drybox, which consists of:

    Plastic storage bin with rubber gasket, mounted on it's side (lid facing forward)...
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    I only print in ABS and I've completely solved my...

    I only print in ABS and I've completely solved my warping issues.

    Glass plate
    Hairspray (aqua-net extra super-hold)
    110 bed temp
    heated chamber to 50c: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1524781...
  11. Simplify 3d supports don't stick directly to the...

    Simplify 3d supports don't stick directly to the build plate very well. To work around this problem I usually put a one layer thin object under all supports that touch the plate.

    This is one of...
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    squeaking is often a sign of a bad bearing

    squeaking is often a sign of a bad bearing
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    You need to tell us what you plan on using it for.

    You need to tell us what you plan on using it for.
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    You'll want a resin based printer for fine...

    You'll want a resin based printer for fine detail. I've used my fdm printer for models, but it takes a ton of cleanup (sanding, smoothing, adding small details later with sculptey).
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    Not sticking could also be due to be leveling...

    Not sticking could also be due to be leveling (too much gap between nozzle and bed)
  16. Please send me a link to a $1000 laser cutter...

    Please send me a link to a $1000 laser cutter you're talking about.
  17. Bunch of opinions from people who's experience...

    Bunch of opinions from people who's experience with the machine is watching a couple minutes video on youtube.

    I for one am excited about this product, I'll wait until actual user reviews come...
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    I do the same... I installed a waterproof storage...

    I do the same... I installed a waterproof storage box above my printer and and route the filament guide tubes into the bottom of the box. Within the box I have a paper lunch bag of drierite...
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    If you're printing large parts in ABS you'll want...

    If you're printing large parts in ABS you'll want to heat your chamber (not just a heated build plate). This can be done inexpensively with a low-wattage hair dryer ($10-20) and a temperature...
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    I suggest one of these: 9834 Set it for 20...

    I suggest one of these:
    9834
    Set it for 20 years in the future, then ask again. ;)

    To do this sort of thing today you'd need to use industrial laser surveying equipment, and then pay someone to...
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    use the search function.

    use the search function.
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    I'm suspicious, if hairspray was that dangerous...

    I'm suspicious, if hairspray was that dangerous women in the 80's would have been blowing up daily.
  23. You can't print over/underhangs without...

    You can't print over/underhangs without artifacts, using denser supports can help minimize it, but the best solution is to break up your model so you can print without supports.
  24. Sounds to me like you need to better level your...

    Sounds to me like you need to better level your bed, something is strange if blue tape causes it not be able to be leveled.
  25. My bet is that "the suits" will realize they can...

    My bet is that "the suits" will realize they can make more money by selling to billions of customers instead of just a few thousand.

    There's always more money to be made in the consumer market as...
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