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  1. Why are people recommending FDM printers over...

    Why are people recommending FDM printers over Resin?

    A inexpensive LCD based Resin printer would be miles better for the use-case you describe.

    Upsides of Resin compared to FDM

    Much...
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    It's only "worth it" for things that aren't...

    It's only "worth it" for things that aren't readily available on the market. What 3d printing excels at is rapid prototyping.

    About the only market that I've seen 3d printers (specifically...
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    That's off by a lot, perhaps you're nozzle is...

    That's off by a lot, perhaps you're nozzle is clogged or not actually .4mm. Try a different nozzle if you have one.
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    LCD resin printers will print very accurately,...

    LCD resin printers will print very accurately, 1mm of difference is HUGE. My guess is the screen is slightly larger than the slicer thinks it is... shouldn't affect any interlocking parts assuming...
  5. I find that I have to print PETG at 260+ to get...

    I find that I have to print PETG at 260+ to get reliable results.
  6. IMO it's misleading to suggest that a consumer...

    IMO it's misleading to suggest that a consumer FDM printer can get "almost" as good results for miniatures as a resin printer.

    The very best FDM prints are still a ways off quality-wise from...
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    1. Do I need to adjust the platform after each...

    1. Do I need to adjust the platform after each resin print? You take it off and then use spatula or other to take of prints from the platform. Do you people need to readjust it?

    No, not unless you...
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    I suggest using chitubox software instead of what...

    I suggest using chitubox software instead of what came with it. There are lots of vids on youtube which will help you master chitubox.
  9. If you print with the appropriate resin the parts...

    If you print with the appropriate resin the parts are stronger than anything I've been able to print with a FDM Printer.
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    News How big are the connectors? I usually print my...

    How big are the connectors? I usually print my small precision parts on a resin printer. Anycubic photon is only $239.
  11. PLA and a heat gun.

    PLA and a heat gun.
  12. heated bed upgrade:...

    heated bed upgrade:
    https://www.amazon.com/Keenovo-Silicone-Printer-Integrated-Controller/dp/B0745D9KRW/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=cr10+s5+heated+bed+dual&qid=1574805080&sr=8-3

    install video:
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    Looks like an extrusion issue... probably caused...

    Looks like an extrusion issue... probably caused by the nozzle being too close to the bed.

    The bed may be blocking the nozzle, causing pressure to build up and then overextruding once the the...
  14. I know it's well out of your budget ($1800) but...

    I know it's well out of your budget ($1800) but for that sort of print I'd recommend one of the new large-format resin lcd printers like the Phrozen Transform.

    Printing large high-res models with...
  15. for miniatures you should really consider a resin...

    for miniatures you should really consider a resin printer.Take a look at this guys youtube channel:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbv2mDrRqXovPdahRyoCFhA

    printer he uses is only $240USD You...
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    News Most masks you see on youtube and the like are...

    Most masks you see on youtube and the like are made from PLA.

    Any FDM print will require finishing to be smooth, and likely a filler of some sort (autobody filler, gap filling primer and/or...
  17. What types of objects you intend to print? That...

    What types of objects you intend to print? That will determine if an SLA or FDM printer is the right choice.
  18. 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...
  20. 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...
  22. 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...
  25. 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...
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