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    Maybe try printing in a different orientation,...

    Maybe try printing in a different orientation, using supports if you need to.
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    Sticky: I have one and like it, too. Just be prepared...

    I have one and like it, too. Just be prepared for x-axis cable failures with use.
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    all metal hot ends - nylon

    So, thinking about doing some nylon and see that the higher required extruder temps are harmful to the PTFE lined extruders like in my Qidi X One and Klic N Print 3D. So I was thinking of upgrading...
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    Just a tip for other folks with this printer... ...

    Just a tip for other folks with this printer... I am trying something to ease the stress on the x-axis cables, both of which have failed on my 3 month old machine. The last top cable clamp towards...
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    Qidi confirmed that it was the stepper motor...

    Qidi confirmed that it was the stepper motor cable and sent me a link to purchase. But I just got the repraps from Amazon and spliced on the Qidi motherboard end connector from the old bad cable and...
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    Video of new X One problem

    Stuttering, grinding, vibrating in the X-axis... So, I tested the stepper motor cable and it showed good continuity on all 4 wires. So maybe the motor is fried? I dunno... I am also posting this...
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    Well, I just pulled the x-axis stepper motor...

    Well, I just pulled the x-axis stepper motor cable and it tests OK. I am going to reassemble the printer and see if the issue persists and if so post up a video here and to Qidi support.
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    Another X One problem

    Not to beat up on Qidi because I love the printer and run it every day, but I have had another issue. Grinding stuttering in the X-axis. Curious that if I reboot the machine it will quietly go...
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    And the other thing I am learning... after...

    And the other thing I am learning... after another Qidi X One issue (noise, grinding, stuttering in x-axis, I think bad stepper motor cable) is that a lot of these parts are generic... limit cables,...
  10. LOL, nice work, guys. I did one of those helmets...

    LOL, nice work, guys. I did one of those helmets the old fashioned way back in the 80s with cardboard and paper mache, and some red yarn for hair. Also made a wooden sword and a tunic of sorts. It...
  11. I still can't believe $299 for this thing. The...

    I still can't believe $299 for this thing. The electronics and power supply all seem to be pretty well made. Metal frame, dual extruder. I guess at this price point the extruders aren't high end...
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    Anybody?? Is there a moderator in the house? CA...

    Anybody?? Is there a moderator in the house? CA maybe?
  13. Not sure exactly what you have in mind but there...

    Not sure exactly what you have in mind but there are many great 3D printers that cost ~ 70-80% less than the Util, produce great output and are pretty much plug and play with standard slicers like...
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    Wow, not sure whats going on with yours. I...

    Wow, not sure whats going on with yours. I printed this lid for my Torrent drone case last night in PETG with carbon fiber, about a 5 1/2 hour print, about 6 x 7", no issues with adhesion or...
  15. I doubt it but I didn't try. The build plate has...

    I doubt it but I didn't try. The build plate has kapton tape on it and I think that is supposed to be for ABS but not sure. Pull up the user manual to see what they recommend. It does discuss...
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    Or you could just buy one like this... or if you...

    Or you could just buy one like this... or if you must DIY build maybe use this as a template.
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    Notifications not working?

    I have my profile set to get instant e-mail notifications for replies to subscribed topics but I haven't received a single one since I have been a member. I checked and my e-mail address is...
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    I have had good luck with the filament that came...

    I have had good luck with the filament that came with my Qidi as well as with other brands. But beware of fitment issues with aftermarket filaments. The spool holder on the X-One (not sure about...
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    Mine is MatterHackers carbon fiber. I decided to...

    Mine is MatterHackers carbon fiber. I decided to try that when they were out of the plain black. I have one multi-hour project I'd like to do in regular PETG, a case for my Torrent drone and...
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    In my only experience with PETG so far I had...

    In my only experience with PETG so far I had success with adhesion on glass with hairspray and no warping. But it was a relatively small part (my motorcycle turn signal mount). I think I printed it...
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    Qidi X-One Filament spool spacer

    I recently discovered an issue with my Qidi X-One printer using aftermarket filaments. The spools are wider than the Qidi filament spools, 70 mm vs 64 mm so the spool fastening screw flange binds...
  22. I am waiting for the next version that has an...

    I am waiting for the next version that has an included 3D scanner so making several copies of a part would be like going to your copy machine and pushing a button. JK... that might be a ways down...
  23. I do indeed know that and that's how I have my...

    I do indeed know that and that's how I have my KnP operating now with a 2mm glass. But it isn't an ideal solution. I had to really crank the adjusters tight to get there and the springs are pretty...
  24. Exactly right. It's up now.

    Exactly right. It's up now.
  25. I finished the Z=axis shim for adding a glass...

    I finished the Z=axis shim for adding a glass plate to the KnP, 3mm and 2mm sizes.

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2563761
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