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  1. The electronics - stepper motor drivers are the...

    The electronics - stepper motor drivers are the heaviest worked component in a 3d printer.
    And the bit that's most likely to die.
    The actual motors themselves will most likely outlast you....
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    You seem to know what you're doing. so i...

    You seem to know what you're doing.
    so i suspect you've already tried z-offset and slowing down the first layer.

    And given that creality only ever use the cheapest components - I'd go with...
  3. it can also occur on i3 printers where the two...

    it can also occur on i3 printers where the two z-screws are not perfectly matched.
    Or on an ender 3 because it's a great big steaming pile......, sorry (thinking out loud again) - because you only...
  4. Looks pretty decent. If you've got the room -...

    Looks pretty decent. If you've got the room - can;t see any reason why not.
    Also the box is large enough to use the cheap re-useable desiccants in.

    My current plan with soluble filament is to...
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    see I'm not a programmer. So I use openscad...

    see I'm not a programmer.

    So I use openscad like an amazing wood working tool :-)
    Totally different approach.

    My scripts can be truly awful - but at the end of the day they all work. And...
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    Poll: go for the cheapest. As long as the heatblock...

    go for the cheapest.
    As long as the heatblock has a decent fan on it - heatcreep is just not a 'thing'.

    never had it or seen it on any of my machines. I suspect it was invented by hot end...
  7. the real problem is two fold: 1) cura - it's...

    the real problem is two fold:

    1) cura - it's just a nightmare to use.
    2) profiles.

    print profiles are generally not worth the bits-n-bytes they're composed of.

    They are made by someone...
  8. At that print volume - no, there are no cheap...

    At that print volume - no, there are no cheap idex machines.
    And a conventional dual extruder is not something you want to be messing about with on a printbed that size !

    What's your actual max...
  9. right - absolutely NO brim on that octopus - It...

    right - absolutely NO brim on that octopus - It will weld all the links together.
    And yes - rafts on a longish print will pretty much always weld themselves to the print.
    Just plain avoid rafts. ...
  10. Ah ha - yep you can setup any printer for...

    Ah ha - yep you can setup any printer for ideamaker.

    Got some interesting features too.
    And automatic print surface texturing facility. That's different.

    But it is more complicated once you...
  11. I'm sure last time i tried ideamaker it only...

    I'm sure last time i tried ideamaker it only produced sliced files in it's own propriatary format.

    have they changed that ?

    As far as z-hop goes.
    try not to use it. If your retraction...
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    play with that. It's actually a script to...

    play with that.
    It's actually a script to generate strips of bit holders I print them from tpu.

    Now if you lose the difference.
    You get a single line of script that can generate any size...
  13. you're main concern should not be vapours - there...

    you're main concern should not be vapours - there won't be any.

    But unpeeling the 'cast' from the badly blistered skin of the persons arm.

    For petg to be hot enough to mould that easily - I'm...
  14. not just prices rising - components are starting...

    not just prices rising - components are starting to become rarer.

    There is a current global semi-conductor shortage that is likely to last for at least a couple years.

    On top of that you've...
  15. Nope - and if it does it's the fault of the...

    Nope - and if it does it's the fault of the socket Not the adaptor.

    The slot on my dirtcheap i3 was seriously dodgy, but once the adaptor went in - no problems.
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    yeah the single perimeter is for testing. ...

    yeah the single perimeter is for testing.

    make some 2mm tall cubes and see if you get the same result.

    Also - is that the idex printer ? (yes it is)

    is it printing with just the one...
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    posted links and info in the other thread :-)

    posted links and info in the other thread :-)
  18. well you've joined this one :-) If you want...

    well you've joined this one :-)

    If you want one local to you - that's what google is for :-)
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    HT-NTC100K Thermistor According to this...

    HT-NTC100K Thermistor
    According to this replacement on alixpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/i/4000852409068.html
    ...
  20. lol - I never mentioned it would be free :-)

    lol - I never mentioned it would be free :-)
  21. I'm 100% with you on the uselessness of microsd...

    I'm 100% with you on the uselessness of microsd card slots.
    I just use these:...
  22. wow - it's working ! I missed that :-) So...

    wow - it's working !
    I missed that :-)

    So YES, now you need to go to the slicer.
    As Autowiz mentioned - you can adjust the z-offset from the slicer.
    So if the print surface sticks like a...
  23. what printing settings are you using ? First...

    what printing settings are you using ?

    First layer speed, bed temp nozzle temp etc.
    And is it pla or abs.

    Weirdly you will get the same issue if you are too close to the bed AND too far...
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    well pretty sure it's a 'bot, and that list is...

    well pretty sure it's a 'bot, and that list is cadged from an article somewhere.
    But we'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

    And yeah, it's a real mix of resin, fdm and price - no obnvious...
  25. Sheesh talk about highs and lows. That right...

    Sheesh talk about highs and lows.

    That right there earns you the 'bodger Gold Award for Innovation' :-)

    But the head levelling. That's back to the luck.

    It sounds like the z-axis end stop...
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