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  1. never had prints crumble and things only crack if...

    never had prints crumble and things only crack if you drop them on hard surfaces.

    pla will be absolutely fine.
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    try flashprint - for dual material prints I've...

    try flashprint - for dual material prints I've always found it to be vastly superior to simplify3d.

    As far as I can see that last pic - you don't have a purge wall or purge column. This is the...
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    looks it's printed too fast and possibly the...

    looks it's printed too fast and possibly the z-gap needs enlarging a bit.

    And it's an ender 3 so, meugh. Expect this kind of crap ;-)
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    Um, I use grbl on my laser engraver. Had no...

    Um, I use grbl on my laser engraver. Had no problems.

    The only machine I have with marlin on is the i3. And it is hands down the most unfriendly firmware I've ever come across.
    Doesn't even...
  5. have you tried setting the temp via the control...

    have you tried setting the temp via the control panel, just to check it isn't something in the g-code ?

    If it won't get up to temp when not attached to a computer - then it's defnitely faulty. ...
  6. yep that is a very nice bit of kit ! Got...

    yep that is a very nice bit of kit !

    Got everything you want, nothing you dont.
    Looks like a simple clean design :-)

    It's the 'PLus' that makes the difference :-)
  7. under no circumstances buy am ender 3. I have...

    under no circumstances buy am ender 3.
    I have no idea why anyone would recommend one.

    user friendly is a relative term - which the ender 3 does not meet - uner any circumstances.

    in that...
  8. very neat - I'm running out of space for printers...

    very neat - I'm running out of space for printers and am going to either have to get rid of my old pyro cupboard (probably a good idea lol) or start stacking - or both :-)
    The only issue I have...
  9. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/?_nkw=%20LM8SUU%20Ball%...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/?_nkw=%20LM8SUU%20Ball%20Bearings
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=LM8SUU+Ball+Bearings.&ref=nb_sb_noss


    actually really easy to find :-)

    Also I watched a video...
  10. links are always useful. That looks quite...

    links are always useful.
    That looks quite pricey for an a8.

    presume you mean this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anet-Precision-Desktop-Printing-Filament/dp/B073Y13FHP

    It's extremely similiar...
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    the snapmakers modules are a really neat idea....

    the snapmakers modules are a really neat idea. Just a bit pricey for me :-)

    Yeah, kickstarter money and how efficient a company is - are totally unrelated.

    Given that this is their second go...
  12. Sticky: 50mm with normal ninjaflex - that's actually...

    50mm with normal ninjaflex - that's actually really impressive :-)
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    just don't get an ender 3. Almost every other...

    just don't get an ender 3. Almost every other printer on the market will give you fewer problems.
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    sounds like my workshop (also used to be a...

    sounds like my workshop (also used to be a garage).
  15. Sticky: yeah, it's all about removing those little gaps...

    yeah, it's all about removing those little gaps in the filament feeding route.

    50mm's for any flexible is really good. :-)

    I've got some stiff flexible pla that will print that fast, but for...
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    yep no pics.

    yep no pics.
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    are you printing via an sd card or over usb etc. ...

    are you printing via an sd card or over usb etc. Looks like a few issues.
    First layer is definitely going down too fast. I'd also say there's under extrusion. Often caused by printing pla too...
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    are you printing via an sd card or over usb etc....

    are you printing via an sd card or over usb etc.

    Looks like a few issues.
    First layer is definitely going down too fast. I'd also say there's under extrusion. Often caused by printing pla too...
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    can I suggest you start thinking in millimetres...

    can I suggest you start thinking in millimetres :-)
    It'll make you life easier in the long run as pretty much all the software defaults to metric measurements :-)

    Ah hadn't looked at the new...
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    neither of those - have a look at the monoprice...

    neither of those - have a look at the monoprice mp10 instead. ...
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    now that's pretty :-)

    now that's pretty :-)
  22. no problem - I did just that to my old flashforge...

    no problem - I did just that to my old flashforge creator (same basic machine).
    I actually removed the entire right extruder and stepper motor as well. Replaced with a printed plastic model of a...
  23. never used standard settings. Always picked my...

    never used standard settings.
    Always picked my own print resolution, speed, temps etc.

    The standard ones tend to be ridiculously conservative.
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    if you change the wall thickness to the same...

    if you change the wall thickness to the same thicjness as the nozzle - you need to make sure the nozzle extrusion diameter is actually set for 0.4mm. Also that allowing single thick ness walls are...
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    Riiiiiigghhttt, now it makes sense. For a tent...

    Riiiiiigghhttt, now it makes sense.
    For a tent like that - absolutely no problem. Plus it makes carving the patterns in part of the build process :-)
    Painting them to look more woodlike would be a...
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