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  1. Nope - that's pretty much too thin a layer. 0.1mm...

    Nope - that's pretty much too thin a layer. 0.1mm is as low as you should sensibly go.
    The sweet spot is usually around 0.16-0.2.
    This is not a resin machine - so don't go into this expecting the...
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    I occasionally get it on my phone. And yeah,...

    I occasionally get it on my phone.
    And yeah, it's seriously annoying.

    No idea what it's down to. I've used pretty much every browser and usually have no issues.
    Firefox is my default, but I...
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    you've actually said the problem. the belts...

    you've actually said the problem.

    the belts slipped.

    You need to tighten the grubscrew on the stepper motor gear.

    They don't slip, but the drive gears/cogs/pulley things can often work...
  4. Yeah sounds like dodgy file or corrupted sdcard

    Yeah sounds like dodgy file or corrupted sdcard
  5. Just look around the forum. pretty much every...

    Just look around the forum. pretty much every single day there are new: 'wjy won't my ender 3 work' posts.

    I know some people like banging their heads against a brick wall. so I'll leave you to it.
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    yeah ! (lol) Good choice, minimum mods, and...

    yeah ! (lol)

    Good choice, minimum mods, and just an awesome machine.
    So glad you didn't go down the creality rabbit hole.

    send me your email and I'll bung you my stl's and build notes.
    ...
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    well looking at pictures I'd say it's a single...

    well looking at pictures I'd say it's a single extruder replicator clone.

    which is probably going to cause you some issues.

    What firmware does it use ?
    this is pretty important as it will...
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    how strong do the parts need to be - ie: what...

    how strong do the parts need to be - ie: what kind of stress does the most stressed part take and in what directions.

    Fdm printers can make very strong, durable and practical parts (99% of all my...
  9. There are several new-ish approaches to...

    There are several new-ish approaches to injectionmoulding thse days.

    You can use a 3d printer capable of printing with PEEK. And actually print injection moulds.

    Then there is a new system...
  10. unfortunately the ubiquitious 'health and safety'...

    unfortunately the ubiquitious 'health and safety' is what's stopping many schools getting 3d printers.

    It has to be safe, it can't have any emissions, there can't be any chance for them to touch...
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    yep we need more information. well actullly we...

    yep we need more information.
    well actullly we need SOME information :-)

    Those little phone stands are brilliant prints I've made a lot of them in the last couple years.

    The two things to...
  12. If you'd like to play along at home. This is...

    If you'd like to play along at home.
    This is the box set I'll be printing and curing next.

    It's a square box and a cylindrical box.



    paste that into openscad and hit f6 on your keyboard. ...
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    well that's about as incorrect a statement as you...

    well that's about as incorrect a statement as you could have typed.

    NO warehousing costs, NO manufacturing costs, NO distribution costs.
    The 'warehouse' is virtual and takes up a physical space...
  14. well I never made it back in here saturday so the...

    well I never made it back in here saturday so the part had about 40 hours or so of curing at 68c.

    So has it changed.
    well yes it has.
    This is the box on fridey - for the record it's printed...
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    oh yeah that would be an absolute doddle to make...

    oh yeah that would be an absolute doddle to make with openscad.

    The stepping might not be necessary, in which case you're looking at 'funnel' with a few bits tacked on.
    Take a picture of the...
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    Actually the printer side of things is about 90%...

    Actually the printer side of things is about 90% there.
    You CAN buy an off the shelf printer that does not rewuire any assembling, and you can get them pretty cheap and they are near enough plug...
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    well given how easy it is in china to get a...

    well given how easy it is in china to get a mainboard made for you - it's not unreasonable to think that tronxy have done just that and wreitten their own firmware.

    machine's new to me I'll go...
  18. pretty sure that's whare my he3d k200 delta came...

    pretty sure that's whare my he3d k200 delta came from about 5 years ago.
    On that single case scenario I was happy, The printer arrived on time and well packed.

    But if creality are out of stock...
  19. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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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