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  1. 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...
  3. 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...
  5. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  14. You could have partial clog in your hotend.

    You could have partial clog in your hotend.
  15. Resin printing isn't nearly as annoying as...

    Resin printing isn't nearly as annoying as reviewers make it sound like... in fact i find it easier and less hassle than FDM printing.

    There are very few variables with resin printing: only one...
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    I assume you're joking... my point is that using...

    I assume you're joking... my point is that using a wrench or using a saw are not hobbies in themselves they are tools used in the pursuit of a hobby.
  17. I have an anycubic... the fumes aren't horrible...

    I have an anycubic... the fumes aren't horrible (smells like pancakes to me), but probably not super healthy to breath. There is a filter in the machine to mitigate it somewhat.

    If you have...
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    Printing is a tool, not a hobby. Making things...

    Printing is a tool, not a hobby. Making things is a hobby.

    A 3d printer is really no different than a normal desktop publishing printer... the "hobby" is the writing part, not the act of printing.
  19. FYI: For about $70 you can upgrade a creality to...

    FYI: For about $70 you can upgrade a creality to a 120v heated bed. I have the Creality S4 (16" bed) and it heats to 110c in about 2 minutes.
  20. For printing models, you should consider a resin...

    For printing models, you should consider a resin printer: Anycubic Photon is becoming very popular with model makers. I have one and love it.

    FDM is okay for large models where up close detail...
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    Could be the x-axis stepper motor cord, they all...

    Could be the x-axis stepper motor cord, they all go bad eventually.
  22. LOL, if you really believe they're spending $35k...

    LOL, if you really believe they're spending $35k for a silly RC airplane than your gullible. The military routinely inflates the price of some projects to cover up spending on top-secret projects.
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    Download the free trial of fusion 360. Doesn't...

    Download the free trial of fusion 360. Doesn't get much better. If you like it, it's a $40 a month subscription.
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    Really? WD-40 is not a lubricant at all--in fact...

    Really? WD-40 is not a lubricant at all--in fact it's the opposite in that it will break down and remove whatever lubricant is present.

    WD-40 was designed as a water repellent and rust inhibitor.
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    There might be some information on the internet...

    There might be some information on the internet about this. ;)

    ABS is harder to print but is more consistent in formulation and more durable once printed (less sensitive to heat and less brittle),...
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