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  1. bear in mind that diode lasers are weak and quite...

    bear in mind that diode lasers are weak and quite specific in what they can do.
    usually with an all in one the output is between 500mw (almost useless) to 1500 mw (useful for certain things).

    A...
  2. Hmm tricky opne. The he3d k200 was my 3rd...

    Hmm tricky opne.
    The he3d k200 was my 3rd printer, and while after three years it's still factory spec hardware, electronics and firmware - I did make some mods to improve things.

    I wouldn't...
  3. was the part still attached to the print bed ? Or...

    was the part still attached to the print bed ? Or had it detached ?

    Also you probably need to print a bit hotter. 240-250.

    That's not stringing, looks a lot like the part's detached to me. ...
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    have a look at the skr 1.4 turbo board. ...

    have a look at the skr 1.4 turbo board.
    supports all the features you want.

    However the robin nano can have a screen connected with a ribbon cable - so you might need to buy a new screen as...
  5. yeah if you don't want to do a lot of tinkering...

    yeah if you don't want to do a lot of tinkering avoid creality machines and the ender 3 series in particular.

    I have a he3d k200 which has been my go to workhorse printer for the last 3 years.
    I...
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    okay - couple of issues. You need to calibrate...

    okay - couple of issues.
    You need to calibrate the print bed. manually. A sheet of 90gsm paper works best. Getting the printbed physically level is the single most important thing you can do. ...
  7. your calibratio is way off. The 'rippled'...

    your calibratio is way off.

    The 'rippled' areas are where the print head is too close to the bed.

    If you adjust the z-height/gap upwards in increments of 0.05mm you should be able to hit the...
  8. lol - yeah unfortunately most of the 'research'...

    lol - yeah unfortunately most of the 'research' people do is watching youtube videos sponsored by creality.

    One of the things that annoys and amuses me in equal parts is that most people who have...
  9. pretty sure you can't print a dwg file. It's...

    pretty sure you can't print a dwg file.
    It's not a SOLID model.
    It's a vector graphic.

    Also pretty sure there is an add-on for autocad that will let you add textures and also export as a 3d...
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    yep basically modern pla prints best between...

    yep basically modern pla prints best between 200-215c
    I vary it depending on layer height and print speed and by brand and colour :-)

    Pet-g can actually be a LOT stronfger than pla. But you...
  11. your endstops are either not working or connected...

    your endstops are either not working or connected incorrectly.
    Also try swapping the wires over on the fan connector.

    I've often bought cheap fans and discovered the wires are reversed. ...
  12. all-in-ones are a waste of money if you're buying...

    all-in-ones are a waste of money if you're buying it for the laser.

    And the laser on the creality all-in-one is 500mw. basically a small magnifyig glass on an overcast day does a better job.
    ...
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    222 for petg ? oh hell no :-) usually you're...

    222 for petg ?
    oh hell no :-)

    usually you're looking at somewhere between 240 and 255.
    I have seen people claim 225 - but I guess it depends on the brand and formulation of the pet-g.

    But...
  14. Looks like it should be a fairly simple part to...

    Looks like it should be a fairly simple part to design and print.

    Does it just click into that socket and help hold the bed in place ?

    Can you glue the broken part together so i can see what...
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    Congratulations Andy :-) You not only produced...

    Congratulations Andy :-)

    You not only produced a concise and informative post with all relevant information - so rare it's a thing of true beauty.

    But inadvertently pointed out why ender 3's...
  16. huh looks like you've stripped out the teflon...

    huh looks like you've stripped out the teflon tube lining.
    Different - but I'd breaj it apart and check.
  17. I think the video is unavailable :-)

    I think the video is unavailable :-)
  18. where do you live ? I've had pla parts outside...

    where do you live ?

    I've had pla parts outside - in direct sun - for over 6 years.
    The parts are good as new - the colour fades slightly, but the actual things stay as flexible and strong as...
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    no - 5 year old post and a graduates project.

    no - 5 year old post and a graduates project.
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    there are quite a lot of plans and printer types...

    there are quite a lot of plans and printer types that you can build at home.
    To be fair - most of them can be made from scratch.

    As far a smaterials go. Plywood works well - but aluminium...
  21. sounds like the stepper motor driver might be...

    sounds like the stepper motor driver might be buggered.

    Easy way to chek (as long as they are not soldered to the board) swap stepper drivers over and see if that changes anything.
  22. okay 2 things. I HAVE a mini delta. I'm not...

    okay 2 things.
    I HAVE a mini delta. I'm not just reading stuff online :-)

    I'd not personally recommend it as a first or only printer.
    They are very cheap and cheerful - solidly built but...
  23. My mini delta weighs a bit more than 4 lbs :-)...

    My mini delta weighs a bit more than 4 lbs :-)
    the 10lb is definitely a lot nearer.
    But it would fit in a standard suitcase.
    Well as long as you didn't have partitions in each half.
    Pack the...
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    yep - basically give us some actual information. ...

    yep - basically give us some actual information.
    screen grabs of slicer screens help.
    Also what slicer are you using ?
    what temps and speeds are you printing at.

    The more information you...
  25. where are you going ? It's relevant :-) And...

    where are you going ?
    It's relevant :-)

    And no there is nothing of any size that is 'lightweight'.
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