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    depending on the size (I have no idea how big an...

    depending on the size (I have no idea how big an nes shell is) and print settings you could probably get away with 2-300 grams or less.
    A 1kg roll of pla will cost from $15 (maybe less I buy in...
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    yep auto generated supports should work. Can't...

    yep auto generated supports should work. Can't stand cura but people do seem to manage :-)
    the any cubic is an i3 - so might be worth a look at prusaslicer.
    It's a heavily modified version or...
  3. if makerbot works - then flashptiny will too. ...

    if makerbot works - then flashptiny will too.
    use flashprint :-)
    http://www.flashforge.com.hk/downloads.html
  4. You have to bear in mind that cura isn't really...

    You have to bear in mind that cura isn't really intended for non-ultimaker printers.
    Plus the newer versions do seem to be getting more and more problematical.

    Have you tried a different slicer...
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    cheers - frame looks identical - so the parts...

    cheers - frame looks identical - so the parts should fit.

    I can see what you mean about the orientation of the filament spool. that's a fairly easy fix, but can wait for the moment.

    Although...
  6. presumably this is an i3 of some description ? ...

    presumably this is an i3 of some description ?

    I have exactly the same issue. In my case it's because the extruder assembly on the x? (sideways) axis is not securely fixed to the guide rod...
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    https://www.amazon.com/Vacmaster-Gallon-Stainless-...

    https://www.amazon.com/Vacmaster-Gallon-Stainless-Vacuum-VQ607SFD/dp/B003M2J3GK/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=workshop+vacumn&qid=1562671521&s=gateway&sr=8-11

    that would do you.

    but don't cut anything...
  8. that can't be right. what version of cura are...

    that can't be right.
    what version of cura are you using ?
    shouldn't be any limit on retraction speed or distance.
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    After some judicious wobbling I have found the...

    After some judicious wobbling I have found the problem !
    The bearings that run up and down the smooth guide rods are simply clipped into the plastric assembly.
    There is nothing holding them...
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    well yeah, that's why you've installed a workshop...

    well yeah, that's why you've installed a workshop vacumn and suction tubing alongside the cutting head - right :-)
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    absolute doddle in openscad. just subtract...

    absolute doddle in openscad.

    just subtract the letters from a cube. Print word, print cube.
    Or oval or circle, hexagon etc.

    As far as scaling the letters individually. Nah, as long as the...
  12. it'll be an issue with the slicer settings. ...

    it'll be an issue with the slicer settings.
    What slicer are you currently using ?
    simplify 3d has an option to fill in gaps smaller than the nozzle diameter.
    Also see if you can use flashprint:...
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    to be fair I run all the controls from...

    to be fair I run all the controls from simplify3d, and since I removed the usb cable extender, I stopped having connection issues.
    The only thing I use the onboard control panel for is running a...
  14. well the ender 5 is better than the ender 3 (but...

    well the ender 5 is better than the ender 3 (but then so is being kicked in the groin by a professional rugby player) . But at the end of the day, it is still an ender made by creality. so don't...
  15. the only book I own, is now a little out of date....

    the only book I own, is now a little out of date. But really only so far as the printers available today go.
    practical 3d printing by brian evans.
    Covers just about everything from printers to...
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    what moves ? 1)The actual print: ie, does it...

    what moves ?
    1)The actual print: ie, does it become detached from the printbed.
    2) does the print stay attached, and it appear to start printing off to one side.

    Unfortunately you've ended up...
  17. one thing to bear in mind is that printer...

    one thing to bear in mind is that printer manufacturers still quote 'top speeds' that are just not practical for printing.
    Plus different metarials need different print speeds.
    Pet-g doesn't like...
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    few things to check. first check that the...

    few things to check.

    first check that the filament spool itself has not jammed. Sometimes filament can tie itself onto the reel.

    Then heat the nozzle up and see if you can pull the filement...
  19. couple of things. 1) abs is not particularly...

    couple of things.
    1) abs is not particularly useful. As an injection moulded plastic it's amazing. as a 3d printed plastic, it's pretty poor. Pla is better in most cases and well printed pet-g in...
  20. and you're printing too fast :-)

    and you're printing too fast :-)
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    good idea. I reckon if I move it up and measure...

    good idea. I reckon if I move it up and measure the distance between the rods and the bottom of the top frame, that should help. Obviously you need to level the bed after.
    In fact I'll do that now...
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    Well, while the printer looks better, the...

    Well, while the printer looks better, the vertical striping is a LOT worse !

    In fact if you look at this, you'll that rather than just striping, it's formed an actual screw thread.

    13172
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    if that's all it took - then still sounds like...

    if that's all it took - then still sounds like good value :-)
    As far as the cad goes - have alook at openscad. http://www.openscad.org/

    I find it much mnuch easier than actually drawing stuff.
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    cable guide is the arch. printed without...

    cable guide is the arch. printed without supports.

    Just made abasic cap for the screw and stopped it from popping up with cable ties.
    We'll see how long they last, there's zero wobble when you...
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    just fitted. Can't see any obvious...

    just fitted.

    Can't see any obvious difference, they look smarter - but no change in wobble when you move the z-axis up and down.

    Is there a specific way to level the gantry ?
    I levelled...
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