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    yeah they do become a sort of obsession :-)

    yeah they do become a sort of obsession :-)
  2. News Sounds like your steps might not be right, or...

    Sounds like your steps might not be right, or belts might be looses or pulleys might not be even. I mean it's an ender 3 - it's a piece of junk, you're going to have problems.

    If you print a...
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    right, decided to sort the steps and...

    right, decided to sort the steps and dimensionalty.

    Basically printed a bunch of 20x10x3 oblongs and reduced the steps by 0.5 until sizes were pretty much bang on.

    so I've ended up with:...
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    at one point the makerbot replicator dual, were...

    at one point the makerbot replicator dual, were the most copied 3d printer on the planet. (way way back in the dim an distant past - about 6 years ago :-) )
    Then josef prusa invented the i3, and...
  5. with the levelling knobs - make them to fit...

    with the levelling knobs - make them to fit locking nylon locking nuts - rather than non-locking nuts. makes a lot of difference.

    Attached the one I made, think it's for 4mm nuts - but could be...
  6. nope - looks like you need to insert a piece of...

    nope - looks like you need to insert a piece of 3x2 (3mm external, 2mm internal) ptfe tubing inbetween the nozzle and the heating block.
    It's something that just about every printer needs and yet...
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    You're welcome. Yep glass and gluestick is a...

    You're welcome.
    Yep glass and gluestick is a good combination :-)

    bear in mind that while your flashforge is based on an old makerbot design, it's actually superior to the modern makerbots and...
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    it's the same machine. There was one on the...

    it's the same machine. There was one on the monoprice stall at lat year's tct - they'd just stuck tape over the flashforge logo :-)

    Yes can use any brand filament and yes it's a lot more...
  9. format the sd card, odds are it's corrupted. ...

    format the sd card, odds are it's corrupted.
    They use really cheap sd cards and this happens fairly frequently.

    go to www.thingiverse.com and find something to print :-)

    Oh yeah, what you...
  10. can't you simply buy a length of standard belt...

    can't you simply buy a length of standard belt and just cut it to size ?
    even something as simple as a small cable tie can be used to lock toothed belt into itself for a fixed loop.
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    just out of curiosity, now you've got all this...

    just out of curiosity, now you've got all this data - have you considered going back and actually making something that fits your original brief ?

    Ie: something cheap and easy for kids in a...
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    why are you using a raft ? Completely...

    why are you using a raft ?
    Completely unnecessary - don't think I've ever used on one the knp (replicator pro clone) , also the pva won't stick well to pla - one reason it's good for supports. You...
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    the balco is the same printer as the wanhao - so...

    the balco is the same printer as the wanhao - so for that go for the cheapest one.

    in your list it's a toss up between the adventurer 3 (monoprice voxel is the same machine - so get whichever is...
  14. weird. can't see how it's anything endemic to...

    weird.
    can't see how it's anything endemic to the ender 3 - so that's good, and also bloody unusual :-)

    Cura will often do weird things, but if you are having the same issue with prusaslicer...
  15. 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...
  19. 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. ...
  20. 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 :-)
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
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