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  1. does it have print area cooling fan/duct...

    does it have print area cooling fan/duct installed ?
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    it really varies from roll to roll and...

    it really varies from roll to roll and manufacturer and colour to manufacturer and colour.

    I have some pla filaments that if left on the machine overnight, will have broken between extruder and...
  3. If you oook at the people on youtube printing...

    If you oook at the people on youtube printing models, none of thm start the print at the build plate, they all use supports to raise the model off the bed.

    I can't think of any other reason...
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    I think most of them are pretty good as they tend...

    I think most of them are pretty good as they tend to use sls and polymer jet machines, rather than fdm,

    But they are very expensive.
    When your printer clocks in at over £200,000 - you don't...
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    well as one of your previous printers sold for...

    well as one of your previous printers sold for spares or repairs - has been my go to machine for a couple years now. Can i have first refusal on the qidi :-)
    I'll be needing a new machine fairly...
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    the stl file would be a lot more use than a...

    the stl file would be a lot more use than a video.
    Could simply be that tyhe model uses walls too thin for your printer to print. In which case cura will simply ignore any parts of a model it...
  7. bottom layers seem really high. But they make...

    bottom layers seem really high.

    But they make sense if th 0.050 settings work.

    I dunno.

    I still don't understand why the lifting part is in three sections.
    Surely all you need is the...
  8. Out of all that, the expanding owl is probably...

    Out of all that, the expanding owl is probably the toughest thing to pull off.

    The rest I could do, but yeah, that would take some research :-)

    But, yep still bloody impressed :-)

    As far as...
  9. Damn, colour me impressed ! That is a lot of...

    Damn, colour me impressed !

    That is a lot of work for a party !
    How many guests did you have ?

    What printer did you print the wand parts out with ?
    They all look really clean and sharp...
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    lose the {machine_width} And in fact, replace...

    lose the {machine_width}
    And in fact, replace everything in {} curly brackets with actual numbers.
    I'm guessing that was in the bit you copied, but you were meant to replace it with an actual...
  11. what print settings do you use for the 0.025...

    what print settings do you use for the 0.025 layers ?
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    increase the number of the walls until it fills...

    increase the number of the walls until it fills the model.

    You can usually fiddle around with infill enough to make anything solid.

    You can also load the stl into meshmixer and make it solid.
    ...
  13. it int easy that's for sure. You have to find...

    it int easy that's for sure.

    You have to find a niche market and then keep it to yourself.

    I make a sell a widget. Other people make a similiar thing.

    But - as far as I know - I'm the only...
  14. yeah my build plate is also textured. I think...

    yeah my build plate is also textured.
    I think it makes the problem worse.

    But I'm guessing you;re on a similiar calibration process to my proxima.

    loosen a couple bolts and lower the bed...
  15. personally I really can't stand cura - though as...

    personally I really can't stand cura - though as roberts_cliff says, the older version wa smuch easier to use.

    I use simplify3d for almost all my slicing.
    I think it's still worth buying, if...
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    MY first prints were practical - as are 99% of my...

    MY first prints were practical - as are 99% of my prints.
    They were also really simple to design and were different diameter stuffing tubes for my sausage stuffing machine :-)

    nearly 10 years...
  17. Video those are big beads. To get answers it hekps to...

    those are big beads.
    To get answers it hekps to give information.

    As aminimum: printer type, print material, print settings: speed, layer thickness etc.

    And - if known - build plate...
  18. I get similiar results with my printer. Given...

    I get similiar results with my printer.

    Given how much of a pain in the arse a resin printer is when it doesn't work perfectly. I have yet to do any real investigation.

    My instincts are two...
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    dump cura and try prusaslicer instead. Not...

    dump cura and try prusaslicer instead.

    Not sure why you would want unuseable 'margins'.
    usually the defined build volume is also the printable area.

    Also check that you haven't got any...
  20. I have similiar problems. Come to the...

    I have similiar problems.
    Come to the concl;usion that you can't get any kind of fine detail on a first layer.
    I believe it's because the a,uminium buildplats scatters and reflects the uv light...
  21. it's an I3 design. So the bed just goes...

    it's an I3 design.
    So the bed just goes backwards and forwards. The print head already goes left to right and up and down.

    To make the head go backwards and forwards as well. You'd need to build...
  22. we need an actual budget. what's the most you...

    we need an actual budget.
    what's the most you can afford to spend ?

    Also what sort of things do you want to print ?

    For example, role playing figurines are better with a different type of...
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    Hmm have to reattach the other two pics

    Hmm have to reattach the other two pics
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    Sticky: lol have to admit I've had bugger all to do since...

    lol have to admit I've had bugger all to do since bikeracer2020 joined the 'staff' (well, staff suggests monetary renumeration - and there is none lol)

    Keen as mustard :-)

    Definitely...
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    right. done a rocket like the one you print but...

    right. done a rocket like the one you print but with fines set to cause spin during flight.

    whats the actual height and main diameter of the one you print ?
    Think I've got the shape about...
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