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  1. can you get an led headlight ? It's not just...

    can you get an led headlight ?

    It's not just bed temp for polycarbonate - it's a real bastard to get it to stick to anything.

    You could try hi-temp pla, but it's pretty expensive.

    There...
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    the tempareture on the spool is usually given as...

    the tempareture on the spool is usually given as quite a large spread.
    usually 200 -240 for pla.
    I have never bought a spool of pla that goes as low as 180-190.
    So why people try and print pla...
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    well ostirac was being somewhat pedantic and todd...

    well ostirac was being somewhat pedantic and todd threw an unnecessary wobbly.

    Are we children ? No.
    try and keep it civil.

    cura and ender4's really don't seem to be a good match.
    I'd...
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    yep. actually so is abs. Pretty much the...

    yep.
    actually so is abs.
    Pretty much the first things I ever desinged and printed were sausage stuffer tubes in abs.
    6 years later, still using them.
    That was in the frustrating months before...
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    Slicer wise I use simplify3d and flashprint. ...

    Slicer wise I use simplify3d and flashprint.
    old style cura up to 15, wasn't totally awful, the new one is horrible. haven't looked at slic3r for a few years, but it has to be more user friendly...
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    aarghh - for gods sake find and USE the return...

    aarghh - for gods sake find and USE the return key !

    Okay I will wade though the mass of text....

    It's a cheap i3 - pretty much an anet a8 clone.

    Have you tried a system restore on your...
  7. well not really, once you've satisfied the local...

    well not really, once you've satisfied the local building regulations - and that's just tweaking the process slightly for each country - you're good to go.
  8. might need a new heater cartridge. I have no...

    might need a new heater cartridge.
    I have no clue what pid tuning is :-)
    which tells you something: five printers, 6 years 3d printing never yet thought about pid tuning.

    What you need to...
  9. we'll never print ALL houses. But there are a...

    we'll never print ALL houses.
    But there are a number of machines around now and it is getting a lot more common.
    The chinese, particularly, are pushing the technology.

    It's also going to be...
  10. well the connector top - middle, looks like the...

    well the connector top - middle, looks like the right socket for a smart lcd to me.
    It's certainly the same type that mine's plugged into.
  11. probably not, until you've seen what the...

    probably not, until you've seen what the manufacturers software actually does.
    Also, bear in mind the 'accuracy' claims are for the best case scenario with the perfect subject model.
    Don't expect...
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    they look pretty good. maybe your expectations...

    they look pretty good.
    maybe your expectations are too high ?

    what printer do you have ?
    slicer, settings, filament etc.

    Everything effect how a print comes out.
  13. what's the top look like ?

    what's the top look like ?
  14. okay, first. forget $500 - there are currently...

    okay, first.
    forget $500 - there are currently no viable commercial scanners under ?1500- $3,000

    The einscan scanners are pretty good, But the desktop model won't do something as big as a...
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    looks like fun :-) What was on your screen in...

    looks like fun :-)
    What was on your screen in the car ?

    Is it an automatic ?
  16. pet-g sticks differently to pla. So try...

    pet-g sticks differently to pla.
    So try different bed surfaces/adhesives for pet-g.
    Also pet-g prints hotter and slower than pla.
  17. It's where the layers are starting and ending. ...

    It's where the layers are starting and ending.
    you need to set the layer start to random.
    you tend to noptice it most on rounded models.

    And if you're using cura - no I don't have a clue where...
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    same one as the other thread. personally...

    same one as the other thread.
    personally looking at the components and how they've crammed it all into the base - I'd avoid it.
  19. well you said it was smaller. so might not be...

    well you said it was smaller. so might not be transferring as a much heat to the heat block as it should if it were slightly larger.

    I should have probably said you need a different heater :-)...
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    pretty much everything else - with the exception...

    pretty much everything else - with the exception of hi-end industrial filaments - you can print on an open frame machine.

    Also there's nothing stopping you from building an enclosure for an open...
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    good to see business is going well :-)

    good to see business is going well :-)
  22. quick change nozzle - not filament.

    quick change nozzle - not filament.
  23. well I suspect the printbite issues were as much...

    well I suspect the printbite issues were as much climate and cheap pla related as anything else.
    Just run through a roll of black esun pla that came with the klic-n-print. Switched back to some...
  24. not a clue on servos - though they are better...

    not a clue on servos - though they are better than stepper motors.
    As you're clearly not doing this on the cheap (servos are a giveaway) get yourself a duet3D Motherboard: https://www.duet3d.com/
    ...
  25. sounds like you just need a better heater...

    sounds like you just need a better heater cartridge.
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