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    use 10mm plywood. lighter and cheaper than thick...

    use 10mm plywood. lighter and cheaper than thick mdf. Also holds screws better.
    I just used aluminium because I do the tech support for a local aluminium engineering firm and they usually owe me...
  2. do you heat the nozzle during bed levelling ?

    do you heat the nozzle during bed levelling ?
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    final step settings were: X82 Y80 Every time...

    final step settings were: X82 Y80

    Every time I ttempted to change the Z axis settings everything went terrible. But as it seems to be spot on anyway - not an issue :-)

    So I've just started my...
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    it's also no longer available. Which is annoying...

    it's also no longer available. Which is annoying as i have a book on it :-(
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    your best bet is to contact 3dp for a chat. ...

    your best bet is to contact 3dp for a chat.
    Great bunch of people and should be helpful.
  6. yes - there was a program the developers posted...

    yes - there was a program the developers posted on the forum, I'll try and track it down - would be useful for me too :-)
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    Complete printer and Dragonfly print :-) 13013...

    Complete printer and Dragonfly print :-)
    13013
    13014
    13015

    As you can see from the dragonfly - no stringing or print issues of any kind visible. It came off the bed easily and all the...
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    Right I'll add pics in a bit. Currently...

    Right I'll add pics in a bit.
    Currently printing an articulated dragonfly at 100mm/s. Looking really good.

    So a complete list of the things I've done to this printer. All added parts have been...
  9. Thread: Mpcnc

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    neat :-) Took a while to work out what goes...

    neat :-)
    Took a while to work out what goes where lol
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    well with luck I'll be getting a sovol direct...

    well with luck I'll be getting a sovol direct drive i3 for reviewing soon. It has the central rail design - the only thing it shares with the ender 3 design, so I'll be able to do a direct compare...
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    right - things have been going on in the...

    right - things have been going on in the background.
    I'm pretty much resigned to the crappy screen and firmware. If I use sd cards and the odd short usb print and use simplify3d to do all the...
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    don't need a formula - cura will have an option...

    don't need a formula - cura will have an option to show either speed or volume. just switch to speed. see what it is and switch back :-)
  13. contact sintratec - there aren't enough of their...

    contact sintratec - there aren't enough of their machines around for anyone else to offer help.
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    you should be able to change the units to mm/s -...

    you should be able to change the units to mm/s - I'd be interested to know what your actual print speed (not volume) actually is :-)
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    have you considered BAAM ? ...

    have you considered BAAM ?
    https://www.e-ci.com/baam
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    lol right. I'm used to print speeds being in...

    lol right.
    I'm used to print speeds being in mm/s - which I can visualise.
    cubic mm per second on the other hand - just isn't something that's easy to understand.

    Interesting that it says an...
  17. what port speed is it set for ? Communications...

    what port speed is it set for ?
    Communications baud rate.
    Most printers use 115200

    But the real dirt cheap ctc i3 pro b - uses 250000 baud rate.
    I know, I have one :-)

    FDM stands for:...
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    good luck - fascinated to see this thing working....

    good luck - fascinated to see this thing working. :-)



    what does that actually mean as far as print speed goes - 76 percent of what ?
  19. that's one approach and looks pretty simple and...

    that's one approach and looks pretty simple and effective.
    Can't see why it wouldn't work
    If you made it out of Flexible pla, it would grip better and have a little give and be virtually...
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    you using abs ? it will shrink so sizes are...

    you using abs ?
    it will shrink so sizes are usually wrong enough to make a difference.
    One of the many reasons I gave up abs.

    Failing that - are you using mm or inches for sizing your bolts ?...
  21. remove filament from printer and wipe the nozzle...

    remove filament from printer and wipe the nozzle when you level.
    even the smallest amount of filament left at the tip of the nozzle will give you a false level.

    You have to remember that we are...
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    Nope :-) The earlier versions up to 15 aren't...

    Nope :-)
    The
    earlier versions up to 15 aren't bad. But the new one is horrible.
  23. impressed with the starbucks cup print ;-)

    impressed with the starbucks cup print ;-)
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    Yeah a section for 'problems with ender 3 and why...

    Yeah a section for 'problems with ender 3 and why you should never get one' - might be a good idea :-)
  25. however - what you need to bear in mind is that...

    however - what you need to bear in mind is that the larger the bead you print with, the greater the need to cool it as quickly as possible.

    A large bead will slump under it's own weight and take...
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