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  1. well purely from a build qualoity point of view -...

    well purely from a build qualoity point of view - the sapphire plus.
    It has a more rigid frame and actual linear rails.
    To convert it to a direct drive extruder is a simple job that involves a...
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    to actually answer the question. Go with the...

    to actually answer the question.
    Go with the direct drive.

    bed mapping (it's not levelling) is cheap to add and while it is possible to print flexibles with a shortish bowden tube, a direct...
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    endstops were tested. gantry stops at endstop and...

    endstops were tested. gantry stops at endstop and then moves back up. If the endstops stop working the motors keep moving the part. That did not happen.
    It clearly registered the endstop.

    I...
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    we're damn glad NOT to have trumps support for...

    we're damn glad NOT to have trumps support for anything !
    That was a surreal 4 years and no mistake. I still can't figure out how it happened.

    The weird thing about phillip is that most of us...
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    well the other alternative is that the capricorn...

    well the other alternative is that the capricorn tubing is just too small an internal diameter and your filament is not precis and regular enough in its diameter.

    I've never had any tubing issues...
  6. yeah not a problem with fdm printers - you just...

    yeah not a problem with fdm printers - you just need to use a 0.25mm nozzle.

    I've printed smaller things in the past.
  7. the problem is most likelt two fold. 1)...

    the problem is most likelt two fold.

    1) capricorn tubing is really tight tolearance, it's it;s point really.

    2) the path of the bowden tube on the creality i3 printers is bloody awful.
    When...
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    And now I'm thinking: 'I;ve got a bunch of clear...

    And now I'm thinking: 'I;ve got a bunch of clear filament, this could be easily made to fit on an led tealight :-)

    Watch this space lol
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    what he said :-) OR You don't say what the...

    what he said :-)

    OR
    You don't say what the printer is (the nmore info you give, the better the chance we can help you)
    As i understand it the capricorn tubing is simply made to a higher...
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    it did occur to me the other day that rather than...

    it did occur to me the other day that rather than a complete rebuild (which I know you enjoy). You could have simply made the top cross bar easy to remolve.
    Lock it in place with a simple locking...
  11. are the round black bits holes ? in which case...

    are the round black bits holes ?
    in which case - where does it need support ?
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    yeah, what usually seesm to happen is that the...

    yeah, what usually seesm to happen is that the new board doesn't have the correct settings for whatever screen you have. And with marlin you have to download seperate screen packs to ide before you...
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    in openscad it would be a difference operation:...

    in openscad it would be a difference operation:
    this is using a skull model I already had on my harddrive.

    It won't look like much until you run it through a slicer :-)

    here's the script:

    ...
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    Well the idea is sound. But it's such a damn...

    Well the idea is sound. But it's such a damn small bit, it's just too fiddly.
    why the hell couldn't bmg have designed the bloody thing properly in tyhe first place ? lol

    Okay, so plan b involves...
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    pretty easy in openscad. You'd just remove...

    pretty easy in openscad.

    You'd just remove the skull model from the interior of the diamond.

    Most cad packages should let you do this.

    Cool idea too :-)
  16. yep was going to say to check your filament...

    yep was going to say to check your filament sensor.

    Glad you got it fixed.
    And yes please post any other issues you run into, we don't get much stratasys info, so it's all welcome :-)
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    wouldn't worry about it - and at least you're...

    wouldn't worry about it - and at least you're grammar will be good :-)

    It has to be said that this forum does do weird things fairly regularly. one too many advert add-ons maybe ;-)
  18. basically as long as the bed is level with the...

    basically as long as the bed is level with the probe - you're food to go.

    I doubt I have an actually flat surface in my workshop.
    Plus the printers feet might not be exactly the same, or it's...
  19. okay. The short answer is you could grind up...

    okay.
    The short answer is you could grind up unneeded prints. But wthout proper temperature processing of the plastic - which i doubt an add on hopper will do. The results will not be very good.
    ...
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    bot ? what bot ;-) haven't donea t-rex skull...

    bot ? what bot ;-)

    haven't donea t-rex skull for about 8 years. was one of the very first prints I did on my original flashforge creator. Great model.

    Yep i'd say you've got that dialled in...
  21. well I have a 3 year old - basic delta that will...

    well I have a 3 year old - basic delta that will happily print at 150mm/s.

    So nothing really new there.

    They've improved all the relevant bits: linear rails, better arm design, decent hotend...
  22. how large is large ? The dremel is a...

    how large is large ?

    The dremel is a flashforge made machine a couple generations old now.

    have a look at the flashforge creator 3 - uses idex dual printheads - which for the fancy cosplay...
  23. the short answer is that the lasers are well...

    the short answer is that the lasers are well underpowered - but still strong enough to wipe out your eyeballs and come with zero protective measures.
    It'll probably cut thin card and mark wood and...
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    who's ginger ? Ah okay - looks like an add-on...

    who's ginger ?
    Ah okay - looks like an add-on grammar checker.
    Seems weird that it would keep inderting messages into your posts :-)

    One quick thing you can try.
    Most firmwares have an...
  25. of those two - the flying bear. It's a solid...

    of those two - the flying bear.

    It's a solid looking build, as far as I can tell.
    It looks like a bowden extruder, but should be fairly easy to convert to a direct drive.

    Standard Wifi is...
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