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  1. In any case don't abandon the Sapphire Plus for a...

    In any case don't abandon the Sapphire Plus for a Sapphire plus it's almost the same machine and if the one I have just as bad to get going. Mine now works almost ! It gives very good prints with...
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    Tufnol and Garolite are the same thing SRBF for...

    Tufnol and Garolite are the same thing SRBF for synthetic resin bonded fabric from McMaster- Carr.

    The grade used by Taulman is Garolite LE grade but a cheaper grade will do cheap sheets are...
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    Hey did someone call!fYes I have been using...

    Hey did someone call!fYes I have been using Garolite (known as Tufnol in UK) almost exclusivly for more than a year with all sorts of filaments. On my ender 3 I have a glass sheet on the heated...
  4. yes you'r right I'd forgotten about the dual Z...

    yes you'r right I'd forgotten about the dual Z drive motors still I hate solving problems you don't have!
  5. If you want to save yourself a world of hurt...

    If you want to save yourself a world of hurt forget the auto levelling and buy a sheet of borosilicate glass I have been using that for a year on the Ender 3 and ever since I got the Sapphire Pro....
  6. The Process used professionally is:- First clean...

    The Process used professionally is:-
    First clean off any sticky coating on the surface with Iso Propanol IPA,
    Harden the surface by exposing to UV light from a light box.

    When this is done you...
  7. Yes I think so

    Yes I think so
  8. you've got me all wrong i was not thinking of...

    you've got me all wrong i was not thinking of pizza just the red wine that goes with it !!!
  9. Hi Rongee The power supply in the sapphire is a...

    Hi Rongee
    The power supply in the sapphire is a 24volt 360 watt unit -at least according to the machine spec and my unit.

    to see the internal firmware settings you need to use something like...
  10. try moving the end stop micro switch a mm or so...

    try moving the end stop micro switch a mm or so in the z direction to compensate for the extra bed height. From the pictures the top surface of the print bed seems very uneven which won't help!
    ...
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    Hi Thanks Martin The firmware is based on Marlin...

    Hi Thanks Martin The firmware is based on Marlin as you say and I have been examining it with Prontaface and changing the PID settings directly on the basis of what little I know about the workings...
  12. yup the one I loose every time M3 by about 5mm

    yup the one I loose every time M3 by about 5mm
  13. Incidentally the thermistor is available on...

    Incidentally the thermistor is available on Amazon HT-NTC 100K TYPE 3950 5 off £12
  14. If your hot end is the same as the Sapphire pro...

    If your hot end is the same as the Sapphire pro the locking screw for the thermistor is hiding up a hole accessible from next to the heater locking screw. It is an M3 like the heater locking screw....
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    Extruder Heater control

    hi the temperature that my sapphire pro reports for the hot end varies widely even though I have "tuned" the PID system several times has any body got a system using PIOD control rather ths Bang-Bang...
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    In that case I'll start a new thread in the next...

    In that case I'll start a new thread in the next few days with all I know should fill about 1/2 an inch
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    Hi Martin_au Yes polyacetal most commonly called...

    Hi Martin_au
    Yes polyacetal most commonly called Delrin ( actually a trade name for one version ) is POM Poly Oxy Methylene I struggled with it a year ago and failed in a big way to get to work...
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    Latest on my Sapphire plus. I obtained a...

    Latest on my Sapphire plus. I obtained a replacement thermistor thanks to CA's sleuthing which solved my problems but unfortunately I had in the meantime I had corrupted my copy of Cura config file...
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    The other thing that is worth a look at is belt...

    The other thing that is worth a look at is belt tightness !
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    With the ender 3 i found it difficult to print...

    With the ender 3 i found it difficult to print anything direct onto the glass plate even with adhesion aids. In the end I ended up using a thin sheet of Tufnol sanded to remove the glossy surface...
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    I wish you well but my experience with magnetic...

    I wish you well but my experience with magnetic plates has been disappointing. the purpose of the thin steel plate is so you can flex it to get the model loose but relies on the heated bed for it's...
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    You don't say if you are using an auto level...

    You don't say if you are using an auto level system but in general they are hopeless. I had much the same problem with the bed on my Ender 3 pro and after end less tests found that simply chucking...
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    Yup CA you are right as usual

    Yup CA you are right as usual
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    Sapphire Pro Thermistor

    Hi I have posted this in the hardware thread as well but I am losing the will to live with this problem. I have had a Sapphire for about 3 weeks and it has give me intermittent almost from the...
  25. Thread: Sapphire Pro

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    Sapphire Pro

    Hi I have had a Sapphire for about 3 weeks and it has give me intermittent almost from the beginning which I traced to a faulty wire to the Extruder thermistor. I changed it for one I got that...
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