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    Thanks for the reply. After sorting out the...

    Thanks for the reply.

    After sorting out the bed levelling I went back to PLA and it prints great all the time. Must be that the levelling is not so critical compared to PETG. With PETG I need to...
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    Sounds like you have yours set up good. I do...

    Sounds like you have yours set up good. I do need to replace the wing nuts as they are very loose on the bolt.

    To get my screws up tight I will need to lower the head just on the right side. I...
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    CURIOUS AARDVARK . I have been doing four...

    CURIOUS AARDVARK .
    I have been doing four outlines and has helped and on the last big base item I am doing one side did not print so was able to alter the bed while printing and the fourth outline...
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    Thanks. I'll look at doing outlines. But even...

    Thanks. I'll look at doing outlines.

    But even when the base of the print is very big it will all be broken up on the first row. It does not come good until the second row when it starts the...
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    HELP - First Row Not Printing Properly

    I have had the Cocoon Create (Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2) 3d printer for years and always had a problem with the first row not printing properly. PLA filament works the best and I have had PETG...
  6. I have recently only been trying to get together...

    I have recently only been trying to get together profiles also but I still not sure what I have done. I will make some up soon and make notes on what they are and then get some where I hope.

    I...
  7. As you mentioned scaling in Cura, I checked out...

    As you mentioned scaling in Cura, I checked out youtube and it looks like I have an old Cura even thought I just got my Cura from the Cocoon printer site.

    I'll look into an updated Cura and check...
  8. Hope your miniature printing is turning out good....

    Hope your miniature printing is turning out good.

    The filament roll adaptor is a great fit. I put one row of gaffa tape around it and it is very tight but can be easily replaced and put in...
  9. I checked out onshape a bit but I'll definitely...

    I checked out onshape a bit but I'll definitely spend some time checking it out further.

    It is printing perfectly at the moment but I am at a stage of getting together some Profile files to use. ...
  10. Sorry crossed posts again. You are just too...

    Sorry crossed posts again. You are just too fast. :)

    We have been to USA three times and last time about three years ago. We have hired RVs and travelled from Canada to Florida and on the other...
  11. No that will be good. I have been using some...

    No that will be good. I have been using some with a 53 mm hole.

    Thanks again. It will be good to try it in the morning. But it is already 2 am here already. :)
  12. Sorry our posts crossed but what you have done is...

    Sorry our posts crossed but what you have done is great. That will work perfectly.

    I have been printing something for hours and has hours to go so I will start printing it in the morning.

    I...
  13. It could just be a cylinder with a hole in it and...

    It could just be a cylinder with a hole in it and it would be tight on the filament roll so no sides would be needed. Just to make it simple.

    Please let me know if the diagrams are not clear.

    ...
  14. Thanks much appreciated. I have not had time to...

    Thanks much appreciated. I have not had time to learn SketchUp or the other ones yet. Been having trouble just printing but looks like I am getting there by experimenting.

    My sizes are:
    ...
  15. Yeah plenty on Thingiverse but for about 2 inch /...

    Yeah plenty on Thingiverse but for about 2 inch / 53 mm diameter filament roll diameter.

    My roll holder has a diameter of 2.94 inches / 74.7 mm.

    A block of wood may have to do. :) or modify...
  16. It is actually sitting on the printer at the...

    It is actually sitting on the printer at the bottom of the spool and it is hard for the print head to pull it off the spool.

    It is not hanging on the holder. In the photo I have loosened the...
  17. PETG Filament Roll hole is too big to fit printer.

    Anyone know of something I can 3D print from Thingiverse to make the hole diameter smaller on the PETG filament roll? I can not find anything. I am not into Sketchup quite yet.

    Roll hole...
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    Hi BeauMacleanDid what Roberts_Clif link to fix...

    Hi BeauMacleanDid what Roberts_Clif link to fix your problem?

    I thought my horizontal bars were no level a couple of weeks ago but I ended up putting under the printer a 600mm by 600mm tile and...
  19. Thread: ABS Warping

    by Firepower
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    My PLA sticks to the bed but one long thin item I...

    My PLA sticks to the bed but one long thin item I have not been able to print in ABS without lifting from the bed for years but it worked yesterday when I turned on Raft but the layers separated up...
  20. Thread: ABS Warping

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    The reason I have been trying ABS is that I...

    The reason I have been trying ABS is that I bought 5 rolls when I got the printer almost 3 years ago and always thought that was the best and strongest but will have to try some of the newer ones.
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  21. Thread: ABS Warping

    by Firepower
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    Mine has a heated bed but is not enclosed. I'll...

    Mine has a heated bed but is not enclosed. I'll have to work on that.

    I did a print last night and got it to stick to the bed for the first time ever in years but it came apart and warped further...
  22. Thread: ABS Warping

    by Firepower
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    I have a Cocoon Create which is a copy of...

    I have a Cocoon Create which is a copy of something like a Wanhao Duplicator I3. That is printing at 230 degrees but if I go much lower than that it looks like the ABS is not melting properly which...
  23. Thread: ABS Warping

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    ABS Warping

    I have been 3D printing and making a mess for years until I installed Cura from the manufacturers site and now things are much better. My printer is a Cocoon Create and for ABS I put the...
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    I noticed on my printer if I press on the bed the...

    I noticed on my printer if I press on the bed the adjusting screws immediately turn. It is a pain. I do not think mine turn without pushing down on it but will keep an eye on it.

    Occasionally...
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    Thanks for the information. A mate also said he...

    Thanks for the information. A mate also said he only uses ABS.

    I have not eventuated into doing changes for extra brim as yet. I have not worked that out yet but I have loaded a couple of...
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