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  1. IMO it's misleading to suggest that a consumer...

    IMO it's misleading to suggest that a consumer FDM printer can get "almost" as good results for miniatures as a resin printer.

    The very best FDM prints are still a ways off quality-wise from...
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    1. Do I need to adjust the platform after each...

    1. Do I need to adjust the platform after each resin print? You take it off and then use spatula or other to take of prints from the platform. Do you people need to readjust it?

    No, not unless you...
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    I suggest using chitubox software instead of what...

    I suggest using chitubox software instead of what came with it. There are lots of vids on youtube which will help you master chitubox.
  4. If you print with the appropriate resin the parts...

    If you print with the appropriate resin the parts are stronger than anything I've been able to print with a FDM Printer.
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    News How big are the connectors? I usually print my...

    How big are the connectors? I usually print my small precision parts on a resin printer. Anycubic photon is only $239.
  6. PLA and a heat gun.

    PLA and a heat gun.
  7. heated bed upgrade:...

    heated bed upgrade:
    https://www.amazon.com/Keenovo-Silicone-Printer-Integrated-Controller/dp/B0745D9KRW/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=cr10+s5+heated+bed+dual&qid=1574805080&sr=8-3

    install video:
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    Looks like an extrusion issue... probably caused...

    Looks like an extrusion issue... probably caused by the nozzle being too close to the bed.

    The bed may be blocking the nozzle, causing pressure to build up and then overextruding once the the...
  9. I know it's well out of your budget ($1800) but...

    I know it's well out of your budget ($1800) but for that sort of print I'd recommend one of the new large-format resin lcd printers like the Phrozen Transform.

    Printing large high-res models with...
  10. for miniatures you should really consider a resin...

    for miniatures you should really consider a resin printer.Take a look at this guys youtube channel:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbv2mDrRqXovPdahRyoCFhA

    printer he uses is only $240USD You...
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    News Most masks you see on youtube and the like are...

    Most masks you see on youtube and the like are made from PLA.

    Any FDM print will require finishing to be smooth, and likely a filler of some sort (autobody filler, gap filling primer and/or...
  12. What types of objects you intend to print? That...

    What types of objects you intend to print? That will determine if an SLA or FDM printer is the right choice.
  13. higher temps will decrease exposure times, but...

    higher temps will decrease exposure times, but that's adjustable. Faster exposure times are actually preferable as it will increase print speed.
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    It REALLY sounds like you have a leveling...

    It REALLY sounds like you have a leveling issue--like it's air printing the first layer. How are you leveling? if you're using the paper method, try leveling it so the paper is difficult (but...
  15. Warmer temps will decrease exposure time, but you...

    Warmer temps will decrease exposure time, but you can adjust that, so I doubt there'll be a problem.
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    Anycubic photon, $300, is pretty popular.... all...

    Anycubic photon, $300, is pretty popular.... all the inexpensive resin printers are the same in operation, but it's best to get one that has a following so replacement parts remain available.

    FDM...
  17. As someone else mentioned, buy a cheap inkbird...

    As someone else mentioned, buy a cheap inkbird temperature controller and use it to drive a heating element (I use a cheap hair dryer set to low).

    In my setup I also have an exhaust fan hooked to...
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    Common question: what are you planning on...

    Common question: what are you planning on printing?
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    For printing minatures you'll want a resin...

    For printing minatures you'll want a resin printer, which have gotten really cheap.

    To guard against spills just set the printer in a baking pan, and to deal with the smell vent it to an outside...
  20. For strong parts you'll want to print higher temp...

    For strong parts you'll want to print higher temp materials (PETG, ABS, Nylon) which means you'll want a printer with an all-metal hotend. You don't need an an enclosure for PETG, but if you're going...
  21. If you insulated your chamber well, the heated...

    If you insulated your chamber well, the heated bed is all the heater you may need. My chamber for my CR-10S stays between 45 and 50C with the bed temp set at 100C.But I like to reduce all variables...
  22. You're going to struggle to print miniatures on a...

    You're going to struggle to print miniatures on a FDM printer. If that's the main intent, buy a resin printer. They can be had for less than $300 these days.

    The mess of using resin isn't bad...
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    For a resin print, a 10cm print could cost...

    For a resin print, a 10cm print could cost between a $1 to $10, depending on how well you hollowed it out well before printing, how thin the walls were, and how much support you used.

    A hollow...
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    For miniatures you need a Resin printer. FDM is...

    For miniatures you need a Resin printer. FDM is out of the question.

    There are two types of Resin printers

    1) ones that use a laser (often referred to as SLA), $1300-4000+

    2) ones that use...
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    Yes, mesh leveling doesn't care what is warped...

    Yes, mesh leveling doesn't care what is warped (bed or gantry) it will compensate for either.
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