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  1. can you cure/ anneal pla in a food dehydrator ?

    I'll let you know tomorrow.

    I did some reading on curing pla recently.

    And while you can do it in an oven - most ovens aren't that precise at low temperatures.

    But it did say the lower...
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    INteresting, I remembered 3d builder and had...

    INteresting, I remembered 3d builder and had aquick loook yesterday.

    Kind of non-intuitive, but looks like it might have its uses.

    I guess I'll have to watch some youtube videos :-)
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    I will add that i did buy a £100 3d scanner. ...

    I will add that i did buy a £100 3d scanner.

    If you should ever feel tempted to do the same. Go buy 40 euro lottery tickets instead :-)
    That way you might not be throwing your money straight in...
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    some of the slicers will turn a jpg into an...

    some of the slicers will turn a jpg into an extruded stl file.

    Flashprint does a great job and I would imagine prusaslicer would do it as well.
    Simplify3d does it, but flashprint does it...
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    well, I do sympathise. I think when we all...

    well, I do sympathise. I think when we all started we thought the answer to copying an existing thing would be scanning.
    it isn't :-)

    Many print bureaus offer scanning services - usually around...
  6. They will ALL have good print quality. these...

    They will ALL have good print quality.
    these days that's pretty much a given.

    Some will produce results at a slower print speed, but generally quality isn't really a major issue with a decent...
  7. well there is only one type of fdm machine that...

    well there is only one type of fdm machine that is suited to continuous production printing.

    You want/need a belt printer :-)

    Production volume is NOT about how fast you can produce an...
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    there are an increasing number of ready built...

    there are an increasing number of ready built plug-n-play printers around.
    Some actually do what they say they do.

    The original makerbot replicator, pretty much nailed it 8 years ago. That's...
  9. Sticky: have a look at the tronxy 5sa PRO...

    have a look at the tronxy 5sa PRO
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/TRONXY-Aluminum-Installation-Precision-Printing/dp/B07PPFVT64/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=tronxy&qid=1614105229&sr=8-4

    For dedicated...
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    the x5sa PRO. ...

    the x5sa PRO.
    https://www.amazon.com/Printer-Structure-Industrial-Linear-Integrated/dp/B07WVHYWGG/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=corexy&qid=1614011088&sr=8-10
    Upgraded linear rails from the non...
  11. nah, this particular issue is purely down to how...

    nah, this particular issue is purely down to how some slicers react to very small parts.
  12. An advert for makibox 3d printers popped up on -...

    An advert for makibox 3d printers popped up on - facebook I think.
    back then 3dprinters were kind of in the news, but cost an arm and a leg and a spare kidney.

    This thing was £200.
    I love...
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    Oh - now that's an interesting offer. And,...

    Oh - now that's an interesting offer.

    And, personally, having seen his work over the last few years - I'd take autowiz up on his offer.

    With one caveat (lol)
    He's a pretty liberal spender...
  14. creality are the kings of clone. So, probably...

    creality are the kings of clone. So, probably genuinely made in a genuine shed :-)
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    the corexy design is easily the fastest of...

    the corexy design is easily the fastest of current fdm designs. And there are some big print volumes and decent machines around.

    Speed is partly determined by the printer's mechanocs and partly...
  16. well if it's going in your living room - you...

    well if it's going in your living room - you might want silent stepper drivers.

    I used my delta for the first time in a while yesterday - wow, once you've got used to a machine running with the...
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    Nice - some interesting machines in there. ...

    Nice - some interesting machines in there.

    Build volume rules out resin machines - anything nthat big will cost considerably more.

    So we're immediately down to fdm.

    What sort of things...
  18. http://www.italnanotech.com/thermoplastics/ try...

    http://www.italnanotech.com/thermoplastics/
    try that link instead.
  19. But of course ! Also if you replace the nuts...

    But of course !

    Also if you replace the nuts in your levelling knobs with nylock locking nuts - once it's physically levelled - it STAYS levelled.
    Often for years :-)

    So a physically flat...
  20. also bear in mind that about 99% of all bltouch...

    also bear in mind that about 99% of all bltouch sold are NOT genuine.
    Also the chinese will always tell you it's genuine. I suspect the definition of 'genuine' is quite different in chinese :-)
    ...
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    what is your budget ?

    what is your budget ?
  22. that usually happens if the part is really small...

    that usually happens if the part is really small - or the measurements are in inches (slicers pretty much only understand millimetres.)
    For some reason the slicer will increase the size to around...
  23. yeah the new model Artillery is a nice looking...

    yeah the new model Artillery is a nice looking machine.
    And the i3 design is probably easier to troubleshoot than the tronxy corexy I settled on.

    Both should perform well and are good value for...
  24. There are millions - possibly - hundreds of...

    There are millions - possibly - hundreds of thousands certainly, of the ender 3 design around.
    Some work and if it's your only 3d printer and it works - you think it's a miracle machine and get...
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    first - who (what retailer) is the giftcard for ?...

    first - who (what retailer) is the giftcard for ?

    I can see autowiz's point.
    But I reckon you're just asking for treouble with the printer. Too complicated by half.

    A single extruder is...
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