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    what printer is it ? How long have you had it...

    what printer is it ?
    How long have you had it and has this just started or (if it's new) always been like it.

    Initially I'd say you've got a loose connection on your extruder stepper motor. ...
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    pla is fine. I've had birdfeeders and dog crap...

    pla is fine.
    I've had birdfeeders and dog crap bag dispensers outside in the english weather for 5 years.
    After a couple og years the colour fades, but the plastic is as good as ever.

    What...
  3. that does look pretty damn good ! the other...

    that does look pretty damn good !
    the other thing with levelling is generally you actually heat the nozzle while levelling.

    I used to heat both nozzle and bed - but these days, just do te...
  4. it's called 'sequential' printing. I would...

    it's called 'sequential' printing.

    I would say that those items are probably not suited for for it in your printer.

    Bear in mind the height of the finished item, when the printer finished...
  5. Ah - in that case, no it most likely wouldn't...

    Ah - in that case, no it most likely wouldn't work.

    FDM 3d prints are notorious for their porosity.
    Because you are using a round bead which isn't perfectly cylindrical, there are pretty much...
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    not against networked printing, never said I was...

    not against networked printing, never said I was :-)
    As long as it's implemented properly - ie: not streamed across a network.
    And as you're not printing directly over the network - there isn't...
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    definitely not 3d printed. could be silicon...

    definitely not 3d printed.
    could be silicon moulded.
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    Now why is it whenever an issue is pointed out -...

    Now why is it whenever an issue is pointed out - people always assume it's because you - specifically have that issue ?

    I've been in IT since it was invented. I'm not saying that networking has...
  9. what are you planning to print with ? and how...

    what are you planning to print with ?
    and how would you etch it ?

    Can't see any real reason you can't do it - just don't really see how it would work.
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    lmao - sorry, but I've been around long enough to...

    lmao - sorry, but I've been around long enough to have been alive when personal computers did not exist.

    When i started out in business I was setting up token ring networks, where if one...
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    calibratng steppers - got 5 printers, only ever...

    calibratng steppers - got 5 printers, only ever needed to do that on one - the cheapest printer on the market.
    So, not generally an issue.

    I don't generally recommend any creality printers. we...
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    what you mean is you can't afford the ones that...

    what you mean is you can't afford the ones that do the job properly :-)

    At the end of the day, just print stuff in white and paint them :-)
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    well you could do what I do and just make your...

    well you could do what I do and just make your own.
    I use these to make cables of different lengths. ...
  14. the answer is yes. A full colour printer...

    the answer is yes.

    A full colour printer could do this very easily.
    if you look around you should be able to find a print bureau with full colour capability.

    That won't be cheap - but the...
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    very nice looking printer. As far as networking...

    very nice looking printer.
    As far as networking printers go, unless you can upload the gile in one go and then print it exclusively from the machine - why would you bother ?

    How far a walk do...
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    pei - that's the bugger ! would have mentioned...

    pei - that's the bugger !
    would have mentioned it, but for the life of me I could not remember what it was called yesterday :-)

    Yes definitely worth a try.
    Just remember - none of these things...
  17. it boils down to how easy it is to change the...

    it boils down to how easy it is to change the nozzle.

    Oh and with a 0.4mm nozzle you CAN print a 0.4mm layer - the slicer will complain, but I've done it plenty of times with simply3d, ignore the...
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    was 3 years ago - not even sure it's still...

    was 3 years ago - not even sure it's still available.
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    hairspray is main;y for abs. For petg the tape...

    hairspray is main;y for abs.
    For petg the tape alone should work better.

    Or dimafix or magigoo - both work well with pet-g
  20. so don't choose dynamic quality :-)

    so don't choose dynamic quality :-)
  21. yeah the difference between flexi pla nd tpu like...

    yeah the difference between flexi pla nd tpu like ninjaflex is that tpu's tedn to be pretty elastic.
    So they will stretch fairly easily. The flexible pla's tend to be a lot less stretchy.
    Which...
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    printer aside - and this really isn't about your...

    printer aside - and this really isn't about your printer - getting a good first layer adhesion is 80% of a succesful print.

    You need to use an adhesive.
    The basic ones are: pva stick glue. I use...
  23. watch the reviuew thread I posted,...

    watch the reviuew thread I posted, https://3dprintboard.com/showthread.php?41926-Cheap-resin-printer-review-useful-for-anyone-thinking-about-getting-one

    there seem to be a few around now that are...
  24. it's a direct drive printer - so, in theory,...

    it's a direct drive printer - so, in theory, should not have a problem with any of them.
    I do recommend starting with flexible pla - it tends to be that little bit stiffer than tpu, and easier to...
  25. in that case - either get a cheap resin printer...

    in that case - either get a cheap resin printer if it#sa fairly small part. or get a cheapo kit and use a small nozzle.
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