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    bloody hell - 7 minutes 30 to heat up ! Thought...

    bloody hell - 7 minutes 30 to heat up !
    Thought you had a mosfet for the bed ?

    How on earth can it take so long to get to temp ?
    The lights are nice - but why does it take so long to heat up ?...
  2. yeah loose connection most likely :-)

    yeah loose connection most likely :-)
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    I think the rubber washer and tighten the bolt,...

    I think the rubber washer and tighten the bolt, is probably your best bet.
    It depends how much stress/pressure you you want the joint to withstand.
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    the leica is around £20,000 so in the category...

    the leica is around £20,000

    so in the category of industrial scanners.
    Not exactly a budget option.

    Also modern photogrammetry, with current high resolution cameras, works just fine with...
  5. number of issues that i can see. movement...

    number of issues that i can see.

    movement speed way way way too fast.
    Set movement speed to the same as the print speed or at best a little faster, and it cuts down on sudden changes of speed...
  6. yep i concur, either a looses connection - check...

    yep i concur, either a looses connection - check the stepper lead and connectors.
    Or it needs a new driver.

    If you are lucky the board will use removeable drievrs, which just involves removing...
  7. you've kind of missed the point martin. The...

    you've kind of missed the point martin.
    The idea is to find something that can be printed as a 'benchmark' model. That is - and i cannot state this firmly enough - NOT a sodding, useless waste of...
  8. Okay, well I've got 2 'calibration' prints i use....

    Okay, well I've got 2 'calibration' prints i use.

    Both useful to keep and great to give away.
    And I will say that a printer needs to be dialled in well to produce both.

    So the first is this...
  9. it's probably the webbrowser or operating system...

    it's probably the webbrowser or operating system you are using.

    I've given up trying to access the forum from anything but a windows device.
    My phone - regardless of browser, just doesn;t work...
  10. basically any slicer for monochrome resin...

    basically any slicer for monochrome resin printers does this.
    So check out chitubox as well, it's the free go to slicer for most budget resin printers.
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    Hmm, what's your budget ? With 3d scanning...

    Hmm, what's your budget ?

    With 3d scanning the more money you spend the better the result.
    Industrial handheld 3d scanners are really bloody expensive. And most would not do something the size...
  12. good use of spare parts :-)

    good use of spare parts :-)
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    well it looks like a spambot. See if it posts...

    well it looks like a spambot.
    See if it posts again :-)
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    those are all on thingiverse.

    those are all on thingiverse.
  15. Never had humidity issues. Just lucky I guess, ...

    Never had humidity issues.
    Just lucky I guess,
    that said in winter my workshop can drop as low as 11c and hit over 30c in summer.
    But there's plenty of air througput and that seem to keep the...
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    easier to use, better laid out, not designed for...

    easier to use, better laid out, not designed for 3mm filament and just a lot easier to find settings.

    Cura was okay up to about version 13, then they had a total reboot, started the numbers from...
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    try prusaslicer instead - cura is the least user...

    try prusaslicer instead - cura is the least user frinedly slicer there is. In prusa slicer it's here:
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    I don't give cura disc room on my computers :-)
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    so the extruder arm moves on a track and the bed...

    so the extruder arm moves on a track and the bed stays still ?

    I guess that's both simpler than moving the bed and potentially more complex to make the crane move exactly parellel to the bed. ...
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    to make a mould watertight - you need to print it...

    to make a mould watertight - you need to print it solid. Now with most slicers 100% infill is NOT solid. usually you need to tick a box in the slicer that adds a solid diaphragm and set it to make...
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    So print gear, make silicone mould. use mould for...

    So print gear, make silicone mould. use mould for resin.
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    Also bear in mind that angus did NOT print his...

    Also bear in mind that angus did NOT print his gears solid. he had infil. A totally soild slab of gear would be a lot stronger.
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    well some brands of pla are probably as strong as...

    well some brands of pla are probably as strong as resin, so you could just print the gears :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtRJ4lnNAXY&t=116s Dependign on what you want to use the gears for. ...
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    the second stepper is technically the better...

    the second stepper is technically the better option.
    But the one linked with a belt is a decent option and potentially the easiest to calibrate.

    If you have a bed p;robe and have two seperate...
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    you're printing way way way way too fast and too...

    you're printing way way way way too fast and too cold and you've forgotten you have a bowden extruder.
    Try 15mm/s speed and 245c temp
    You can probably go up to 20mm/s
    and 0.2mm layer height.
    ...
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    or if you don't have a dishwasher (we got rid of...

    or if you don't have a dishwasher (we got rid of ours years ago, much simpler and faster to just wash things up the once. rather than wash and then p0ut in dishwasher :-) - just print the whole...
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