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  1. Thread: Twisted box

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    "I used to load stls into tinkercad and export...

    "I used to load stls into tinkercad and export them back to my computer - and any stl you did that to would work 100% in openscad.
    But tinkercad will no longer import stls."


    I just checked...
  2. Thread: Twisted box

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    I thought one had to create the modules first,...

    I thought one had to create the modules first, otherwise the calling code would not "see" it.
  3. Thread: Twisted box

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    It looks great. The code isn't kludgy compared to...

    It looks great. The code isn't kludgy compared to my scrawling!
  4. Thread: Twisted box

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    Thanks for sharing that segment. I added a scale...

    Thanks for sharing that segment. I added a scale factor to the second object in the difference portion and translated it downward by a smidgen to get rid of the z-fuzz. Of course, I played around...
  5. Thread: Twisted box

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    I was hoping that was the case. Would you...

    I was hoping that was the case. Would you consider to share your code to enable others' learning?
  6. Thread: Twisted box

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    that's a great looking build. What did you use to...

    that's a great looking build. What did you use to design it?
  7. I might be one of those you've read who suggested...

    I might be one of those you've read who suggested that support is good. My reference for the level of support is different from yours, I believe. If I get an answer in a day or two via email, from an...
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    My experience is with the previous model, and...

    My experience is with the previous model, and it's been absolutely great. The kit is a better choice, as you save money and learn how your machine is assembled. You may have very few problems with a...
  9. I've run into problems with my ABS prints on...

    I've run into problems with my ABS prints on glass on a different printer. As the job cools, the print pulls pieces of glass out of the bed. I was astonished to see this. The solution I used, which...
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    The x-max has two locations for the spools, one...

    The x-max has two locations for the spools, one inside, suitable for sensitive filament like nylon and one outside. I've had no problems with the push-back by the extruder on the outer/upper spool...
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    I bought an x-max from the used market, from the...

    I bought an x-max from the used market, from the previous owner who was having extrusion problems. I've not been able to duplicate the problem, which makes me all the happier for getting the printer...
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    It's not just one surface, it's many (possibly...

    It's not just one surface, it's many (possibly all) of the components in the design.
    "That sounds like a lot of work..." is an accurate statement.
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    That's an impressively complex assembly. Your...

    That's an impressively complex assembly. Your best shot would be to sign up for the free hobbyist license of Fusion 360. I am able to load the .STEP file into F360. It should be a reasonably...
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    For the casual hobbyist, the features that will...

    For the casual hobbyist, the features that will be lost in the free version should not impact the 3D printing aspect too severely. I have used Fusion 360 in the past to convert other formats and that...
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    You'll want to avoid SketchUp, as it's well known...

    You'll want to avoid SketchUp, as it's well known that it generates unprintable STL files. I'm a big fan of OpenSCAD, but for your project, you may have better luck with Fusion 360 or a similar...
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    Unexpected use for 3D printing

    Anyone who has dabbled in concrete work knows that sometimes one has to leave a mark. Usually it's done with a pointed stick or similar dangerous device.

    This 3D printer use popped into my alleged...
  17. I'm not so sure about the "won't charge you"...

    I'm not so sure about the "won't charge you" part, but I'm probably less costly than our Super Moderator. I'm also self-unemployed, semi-retired and possibly have less pressing matters/more time to...
  18. You'll have an interesting experiment on your...

    You'll have an interesting experiment on your hands with a 3D printed fan as presented in the images. If printed horizontally, which is optimum, the individual vanes will have fairly narrow layers....
  19. That's one of the less desirable aspects of 3D...

    That's one of the less desirable aspects of 3D printing, when a manufacturer creates a proprietary system forcing one to purchase only that product line. The Cube3 was like that, about US$150 per...
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    I don't know about Makerbot, but for your price,...

    I don't know about Makerbot, but for your price, the Prusa MK3 is likely to be a good choice. Our public library has had a MK2 for quite some time and it's been as reliable as anyone could hope,...
  21. I've had communications with QidiTech regarding...

    I've had communications with QidiTech regarding my X-Max which ships with a standard head and a high temperature head. The tech support suggests using the standard head for non-high temperature...
  22. @curious aardvark, I have some filament I...

    @curious aardvark, I have some filament I purchased from a local Craigslist advert. Five bucks a kilogram and almost all of it was as much as five years old. The zipper seal bags were abraded, no...
  23. At first glance, I'd guess underextrusion, but...

    At first glance, I'd guess underextrusion, but there are so many other aspects to consider. Have you kept the filament (what type are you using?) protected from humidity? Is this a new type or new...
  24. Post a link or post the file to provide...

    Post a link or post the file to provide additional information. It is also a possibility that the model you selected is flawed and won't print well on a 3D printer.
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    @AutoWiz, the OP is asking for help to learn to...

    @AutoWiz, the OP is asking for help to learn to fix the printer.
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