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  1. it's not that hard, but with pla you do either...

    it's not that hard, but with pla you do either need to add some abs to the acetone carbon slurry - or buy the expensive coating 'paint'.

    Kicked my brain into gear, might have ago coating with...
  2. It did occur to me that this is actually a really...

    It did occur to me that this is actually a really good use for ABS.

    reason being the basic acetone and carbon powder paint should stick really well to abs as th acetone will particlly dissolve...
  3. might be worth installing flashprint, using the...

    might be worth installing flashprint, using the repair tool and exporting as .stl

    that and simplify3d fix probalems really well - but flashprint is free :-)
    It's also useful fur cutting models...
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    for non-industrial stuff there is actually quite...

    for non-industrial stuff there is actually quite avariety of free software around.

    If - like most 3d printers - you're just designing a single object, rather than a football stadium or car or...
  5. okay so you've got a short bowden tube. Long slow...

    okay so you've got a short bowden tube. Long slow retractions are always going to be an issue. Not sure why people recmmend them. to be honest.
    As a general rule the faster you can retract the...
  6. picture too small to read the writing. ...

    picture too small to read the writing.

    picture of boat is fine :-)
  7. you need to make sure that you have '0 top layers...

    you need to make sure that you have '0 top layers set in the slicer.
    There are settings for top and bottom layers and side walls.
    Usually set somewhere between 1-3.
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    the cr-3040s looks like a decent machine. ...

    the cr-3040s looks like a decent machine.

    might also be worth looking at the prusa i3 mk 3 - https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/3d-printers/180-original-prusa-i3-mk3-kit.html#
    smaller print voilume -...
  9. what are your retraction settings ? got a link...

    what are your retraction settings ?
    got a link to the model ?

    Just because it says doesn't need supports, doesn't mean it'll always be clean. sometimes the bridging can be quite long, and...
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    you need to zero the z axis. depends on the...

    you need to zero the z axis.
    depends on the firmware and slicer how you do it.

    Usually it's through the control panel.
    Is your z stop at the top or bottom of the machine ?

    ie: what happens...
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    yes it would be - but it doesn't actually exist...

    yes it would be - but it doesn't actually exist :-)

    Intel real sense promised great things. But they have yet to appear.
  12. okay - direct drive extruder right ? Yeah short...

    okay - direct drive extruder right ?
    Yeah short fast retractions are best for that.

    Looks like a decent bit of kit.

    Where have you got the filament mounted ?
    Ideally with an i3 it should...
  13. lol alternatively get an entire kit delievered...

    lol alternatively get an entire kit delievered the next day for around $15:...
  14. what printer is it. The retractions are...

    what printer is it.

    The retractions are weird. very slow and very long. 3mm at 70mm/s would probably work better.

    Looks like it's printing too fast, definitely under extrusion.
    Could be a...
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    for the price you can do much better. printers...

    for the price you can do much better.
    printers with idex (independant dual extruders) would be better.
    the bcn3d sigma is about the same price as the ultimaker.
    then there's the latest...
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    News good machines.

    good machines.
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    if it was me and I had someone elses money to...

    if it was me and I had someone elses money to spend I'd get a https://www.scaninabox.com/
    scan in a box machine. Structured light scanner.
    (didn't realise faro had bought them out).

    That said...
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    entered the comp. Then looked at the price of...

    entered the comp.
    Then looked at the price of your 10watt diode laser.
    Holy mother !
    for the same price as your 8.5 watt diode, I can get a 40watt cabinet laser engraver.
    Can't find a uk...
  19. that looks pretty good for nylon.

    that looks pretty good for nylon.
  20. while being extremely impressed with your...

    while being extremely impressed with your manufacturing skills.
    An e3d v6 clone costs about $10 - delivered from ebay/. With all tubes, fan, shroud etc

    I know for a fact I couldn't drill out a...
  21. lol spammer - he's gone :-) So why do you...

    lol spammer - he's gone :-)


    So why do you want to replace a board you have yet to even try ?

    An awful lot of issues we get round here are precisely that - people chopping and changing the...
  22. have to admit I've never set fire to filament. ...

    have to admit I've never set fire to filament.
    But the different chemicals that are used to make the different colours will most likely burn differently.
    Probably wouldn't read too much into that....
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    nothing to do with us - we just clear the spam :-)

    nothing to do with us - we just clear the spam :-)
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    odd that it's just at that particuler height. ...

    odd that it's just at that particuler height.

    The enders use a bowden feed system. Could be your getting constriction at that height and the filament isn't feeding properly.

    With it being...
  25. um, it should be BLOWING. Usually the fan label...

    um, it should be BLOWING.
    Usually the fan label goes on the inside - check that.

    Have you tried printing the graphite at a higher temperature ?
    The current trend seems to have People printing...
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