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    until the hotend jammed I was using the mini...

    until the hotend jammed I was using the mini quite alot for small detailed items. Currently waiting on the time and inclination to take it to bits and fix it.

    If you're going to get a dual...
  2. oh yeah, the forge is the most important part of...

    oh yeah, the forge is the most important part of making sintered metal parts.
    Too hot and the print sags, too cold and it won't anneal properly.

    Your information is good, it's a valid product -...
  3. glad to help :-)

    glad to help :-)
  4. ah ha - wondered what you were selling :-)

    ah ha - wondered what you were selling :-)
  5. pet-g needs to print slower than pla. anything...

    pet-g needs to print slower than pla.
    anything much over 40mm/s and you'll struggle.
    Also needs to be a little hotter than pla.

    buy simplify3d :-)
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    alice was a spam bot :-) Bear in mind that you...

    alice was a spam bot :-)

    Bear in mind that you can always stack printers. People tend not to think vertically.

    My mini delta sits on top of my normal sized delta.

    You could make a simple...
  7. check print speed isn't higher for the support. ...

    check print speed isn't higher for the support.
    I know infill speed is usually higher than print speed - so maybe it's the same with supports.
  8. well I think it's lousy software anyway, so scrap...

    well I think it's lousy software anyway, so scrap cura and try slic3r or replicator-g with the slic3r engine.
    Or do the decent thing and get simplify3d :-)

    Octoprint also available, and a bunch...
  9. so even on square prints you get circles ?

    so even on square prints you get circles ?
  10. probably z-heaight too close to the printbed -...

    probably z-heaight too close to the printbed - try raising it by 0.1mm

    what are you actually printing ?
  11. have a look at either the flashforge adventurer 3...

    have a look at either the flashforge adventurer 3 or monoprice voxel (exactly same machine).
    The monoprice rebadged is cheaper, under $400.
    While the flashforge has some extra software and links...
  12. here's a quick and dirty parametric pulley that...

    here's a quick and dirty parametric pulley that would probably work fine:
    12780

    12781


    All dimensions are in millimetres.

    If I could be bothered to look up how you generate and size a...
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    good luck :-)

    good luck :-)
  14. That's not small - THIS is small: 12770 ...

    That's not small - THIS is small:
    12770

    12772

    Also mass produced:
    12771

    The blue gears were made with colorfabbs xt (a polyester) and while only 1mm thick, impossible to bend between 2...
  15. cool, quite why the printer manufacturers don't...

    cool, quite why the printer manufacturers don't use better bed materials is a mystery.
    a thin sheet of PEI is very cheap.
    The trend of printers without heated beds seems, thankfully, to be dying...
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    well that was probably a huge mistake fil. ...

    well that was probably a huge mistake fil.
    ender 3's are the single most problematical printer around at the moment.
    it doesn't help that they use the worst i3 design out there.
    It seems like...
  17. x3g only. never heard of s3g files. it was...

    x3g only.
    never heard of s3g files.
    it was worth a try.
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    lol we clear the spam as fast as we can. ...

    lol we clear the spam as fast as we can.
    Sometimes a bot will just flood a particular section.
    Just ignore it, someone will clear it :-)
  19. well that all looks good. To be honest, just...

    well that all looks good.
    To be honest, just going by all the posts round here, I'd send the printer back, and get something less problematical - which at the moment is just about any other...
  20. If you're using a replicator or replicator pro -...

    If you're using a replicator or replicator pro - then download the latest version of Flashforge's FLASHPRINT for macs.
    Much, much much better slicer than makerware. easier to use, access to all the...
  21. hang on while I engage my psychic ...

    hang on while I engage my psychic powers.............

    Nope not working today, so you'll have to give us some actual information :-)

    start with:
    printer, filament type, printing settings:...
  22. a sheet of PEI is cheaper than buildtak and much...

    a sheet of PEI is cheaper than buildtak and much better.

    Build tack works, but getting stuff off it can be tricky - never use it with polycarbonate - for example :-)

    Personally I use...
  23. any idea what prupose that strip is supposed to...

    any idea what prupose that strip is supposed to serve.
    I'd be inclined to totally remove it. flatten it out and stick it back.

    Probably try printing without it first :-)
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    yep a clean well adhered first layer is a large...

    yep a clean well adhered first layer is a large part of getting a good print.
  25. use tipex to fill the gap :-) lifting on...

    use tipex to fill the gap :-)

    lifting on retraction is a fairly new thing and unnecessary. switch that off :-)
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