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    You'll see two lines of discussion. One suggests...

    You'll see two lines of discussion. One suggests that PLA is not subject to moisture problems, while another line will dispute that. I've not seen water vapor from the nozzle, using PLA, but have run...
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    I've discovered in my reading that a sealed bag...

    I've discovered in my reading that a sealed bag of filament can require drying to provide acceptable prints. If I have advance notice on a print, I'll put a new spool in the dehydrator for an...
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    Also, I've been checking on appropriate filament...

    Also, I've been checking on appropriate filament types and find that there are not many options in the high-strength world. Another missing puzzle piece: what dimensions apply to this part?
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    There are other, more easily implemented options...

    There are other, more easily implemented options in the compliant structure world than fins, and more important, easier to print!

    Will the tenons be glued in place?
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    Another way to approach the joining as described...

    Another way to approach the joining as described is to design in what is known as a compliant structure. Depending on the overall structure, a set of fins that will bend slightly backwards as you...
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    It's typical to provide for as much as 0.2 mm...

    It's typical to provide for as much as 0.2 mm difference between joining parts, to ensure that once printed, there will be sufficient clearance for assembly. For a tighter fit, change the clearance...
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    Popping sounds definitely mean you have moisture...

    Popping sounds definitely mean you have moisture in your filament. Sometimes it can get so bad, you'll see water vapor coming from the nozzle! Even a new-in-box spool of filament can require drying....
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    The typical stock nozzle is 0.4 mm diameter. With...

    The typical stock nozzle is 0.4 mm diameter. With the restrictions on nozzle size versus layer thickness/height, you're limited to a 0.3 mm layer for your prints. You might be able to push it to 0.32...
  9. If you're doing rubber stamp type creation,...

    If you're doing rubber stamp type creation, Fusion 360 will provide a tapered extrusion if required. It is a free program if you are able to find the correct link for the hobbyist version. That...
  10. "Best" is a rather subjective attribute,...

    "Best" is a rather subjective attribute, especially when no reference is provided. Just about every 3D modeling program has the ability to create text for STL models. In my opinion, Tinkercad will...
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    Your method of adding the vertical manually...

    Your method of adding the vertical manually created support is the right direction, I believe. In order to get it to work, you'll want to ensure that the thickness matches your nozzle diameter. The...
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    That's something I would not have considered to...

    That's something I would not have considered to be a factor. You are correct that someone else (me) will learn from this.
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    Slowing the speed was a good idea. With all...

    Slowing the speed was a good idea. With all you've done, it leaves an inaccurate return to location. Examine the position of the z-axis screws at the point of the pause. Perhaps add a masking tape...
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    I have seen videos and photos posted by people...

    I have seen videos and photos posted by people who have printed to the edge. It would appear that it works. I have a smaller glass bed on a Sigma R16 and have had edge-of-bed prints (PLA) with zero...
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    The bed should not have cooled down sufficiently...

    The bed should not have cooled down sufficiently to affect the print, especially when one considers that the bed temperature is related to model adhesion and not to inter-layer adhesion.

    Consider...
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    You have provided a foundation on which to base...

    You have provided a foundation on which to base your purchase. This is a good start. You have an objective and can more easily determine which device will suit your needs.

    Roughly 300x200 mm is an...
  17. It's challenging to tell from the photos enough...

    It's challenging to tell from the photos enough information to answer your questions. My largest printer capacity is 250 x 300 base, 250 high, but the key aspect of printing something like this would...
  18. If you have the resources, consider to use the...

    If you have the resources, consider to use the hot vapor method. It's faster than the other options and I feel the results are more consistently good. All this is done outside as the vapors are...
  19. One can print with ABS which would have the...

    One can print with ABS which would have the typical layer lines. After the print is completed, a method known as acetone smoothing will remove those lines and create an extremely smooth surface. It's...
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    For the USA, I can recommend Matterhackers for...

    For the USA, I can recommend Matterhackers for good stuff. Their build series PLA is the lowest price and the quality is quite high. I've not had to call, but probably can, as they list a number in...
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    The items you construct aren't going to be 1.75...

    The items you construct aren't going to be 1.75 mm or 2.85 mm thick and will have strength from the design, the layer adhesion and other factors. Things will break and if left in sunlight or exposed...
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    I've found that my filament behaves in a similar...

    I've found that my filament behaves in a similar manner, as if there is a contaminant entering from the filament end. It seems to be necessary to do as you have done, snap off pieces until the...
  23. @TayZc1, I found an amazon item that presents the...

    @TayZc1, I found an amazon item that presents the dimensions: https://www.amazon.com/Pack-60ml-Syringe-Disposable-Hydroponics/dp/B07H3MH52R If you can confirm that these values match the item you...
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    @SonofRojBlake, It's good to see your progress on...

    @SonofRojBlake, It's good to see your progress on this project. I suspect that unless the overall atmosphere of the posts from Christopher changes appreciably, he's just building up a post count that...
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    There's a set of plans on eBay,...

    There's a set of plans on eBay,...
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