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    well labists sell two printers an et4 and a mini...

    well labists sell two printers an et4 and a mini x1.
    Both look to have bed levelling knobs - so you should be good there.
    The onbly one with 'auto-levelling' is the et4 - so well assume that's...
  2. I've used a lot of flashforge pla - their old red...

    I've used a lot of flashforge pla - their old red filament (semi-translucent) is just about the best filament I've ever used.

    Never had abs settings on a roll of pla though.
    that's just weird. ...
  3. well if it's cura based - it will be mm only. ...

    well if it's cura based - it will be mm only.
    It's dutch - they don't do inches.
    Nobody in their right minds still does inches.

    And if you ask a question that does not have the answer you...
  4. well the first thing is to STOP modelling in...

    well the first thing is to STOP modelling in inches and switch the the far more sensible millimetres :-)

    It really does make a lot more sense than going in the other direction.
    Most slicers only...
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    the multi purpose rotary tools just generate too...

    the multi purpose rotary tools just generate too much friction for pla.
    The little battery powered engravers (I bought mine from a local hardware shop for £1.50) just doesn't have the oomph to...
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    lotmax is on kickstarter - so not available to...

    lotmax is on kickstarter - so not available to actually buy.
    And it looks ,like a bog standard ender 3 clone - so best to avoid anyway.

    The biggest issue with prusa - is availability.
    Josef...
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    well I'd switch from cura to prusaslicer - I know...

    well I'd switch from cura to prusaslicer - I know there's an option to manually place supports on that - plus it's just better :-)

    As far as cad goes - I pretty much only design practical things,...
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    well the only place I can see that might need...

    well the only place I can see that might need supports is the inside of the hood at the top.

    You might find that the model actually doesn't need supports at all.

    Also for complex models print...
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    lol you can't go wrong witha baby yoda at the...

    lol you can't go wrong witha baby yoda at the moment :-)

    you migh want to look at pet-g, rather than abs,

    If it's for 'click together' joints then pet-g is way way better than abs. For...
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    also what temps, speeds, printer - the more...

    also what temps, speeds, printer - the more information you give the better we can advise you.
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    recommended bed setting is 85c for abs - but as...

    recommended bed setting is 85c for abs - but as cliff shows - each machine and setup is unique.
    The ideakl bed temp is often the glass temp. So the point that filament begins to soften enough to...
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    well I can't see any obvious reasons not to buy...

    well I can't see any obvious reasons not to buy it.
    Some of the reviews look a little bit suspect.
    Translation software clearly used on several of them.
    The couple of obviously genuine reviews...
  13. are you looking at using the iphone 12 pro lidar...

    are you looking at using the iphone 12 pro lidar ability ?
    Or simply by using a form of photogrammetry ?
  14. is it every model or just a specific file ? ...

    is it every model or just a specific file ?

    Try using Flashprint to slice (select replicator pro as the printer).
    It sounds like it a problem with a specific file rather than with the printer...
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    yep firmware is always worth a try. One thing...

    yep firmware is always worth a try.

    One thing o bear in mind - and this is a general thing for ALL electronic devices.
    A gadget/computer/motherboard etc will mainly 'die' when it is switched...
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    the short answer is: nobody knows. In a...

    the short answer is: nobody knows.

    In a commercial environment there are a shit-ton of rules and regulations, fume extraction and safety guidelines.

    Given that small resin printers have only...
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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1pc-MKS-Robin-WIFI-V1-0...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1pc-MKS-Robin-WIFI-V1-0-APP-Remote-Control-3D-Printing-Wireless-Router-X1D7/164533483822?hash=item264ef5b92e:g:N0kAAOSwS1pfvIaN
    well for £8 - might as well order one and...
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    yeah, this time of year my workshop is cold !...

    yeah, this time of year my workshop is cold ! Around 10-12c.

    I could haeat it more, but that would cost a lot of money and the laser cutter likes the cold.

    The older I get the wimpier I...
  19. Sticky: FDM Material/plastics Guide From Simplify3d

    https://www.simplify3d.com/support/materials-guide/

    Looks quite good.

    I disagree that abs has a 'slight' odour lol

    But on the whole, looks like good info and a useful resource for anyone...
  20. Cheap structured light scanner - anyone backed this ?

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2125914059/revopoint-pop-high-precision-3d-scanner-for-3d-printing?ref=awla68&utm_source=jellop&ja=z2aimakj&utm_term=001.ja&utm_content=Revopoint_POP-CB01&utm_medi...
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    Hmm, looks like you didn't have it screwed in...

    Hmm, looks like you didn't have it screwed in properly.

    Either that or the print detached and the filament just built up on the nozzle.. never had a loose nozzle, plenty clogged by a detached...
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    well the Lotmaxx sc-10 shark - looks like an...

    well the Lotmaxx sc-10 shark - looks like an ender 3 clone and is a kickstarter project - so not available to actually purchase and own yet.

    On principle and experience I'd advise against most...
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    well another approach would be to find out if the...

    well another approach would be to find out if the printer was sold under other names.
    Quite often printers and kits are manufactured by a single chinese factory, then rebadged and sold under a...
  24. that is ABS pla would say:180- 210c and 50c -...

    that is ABS

    pla would say:180- 210c and 50c - I mean bed temp for pla should always be 65c. But manufacturers rarely get it right ;-)

    But if the roll says that - it's abs. or possibly pet-g,...
  25. you are printing too fast. For bog standard...

    you are printing too fast.

    For bog standard wet-noodle-style (it's a technical term) ninjaflex you need to be dow around 10mm/s max print speed and depending on the machine sometimes as low as...
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