Close



Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Student
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Location
    Middle Tennessee
    Posts
    7

    Question FlashForge New Creator Pro ont the way - Novice

    Well, finally ordered the FlashForge New Creator Pro as my first ever 3D printer. I've never even seen a 3D printer in person. I have some "long ago" experience with CAD but, zero with 3D printing. I didn't want to get too inexpensive a printer and have to overcome machine problems as well as novice problems. Question: Is there anything you might suggest as far as preparation for the printer. I'll only be using PLA for foreseeable future. I have some large air-tight ammo cases for PLA storage. Not likely that I will be printing every day. Anything on workspace are would be helpful.Thank you,Regis
    Last edited by RegisG; 08-29-2019 at 01:10 PM.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator curious aardvark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    6,934
    good machine. But you should probably have asked first as we wuld have recommended the qidi x pro instead. Essentially the same machine, but with wifi, removeable bed and touchscreen - and a little cheaper.
    Things you will probably need:

    Sanding blocks
    set of mini files, diamond or metal, both work well.
    Don't know what print surface they currently use but some cheap gluesticks wouldn't hurt either.
    Digital calipers - essential !
    Join the flashforge creator pro facebook group :-)

    Have a look at openscad for making models.

  3. #3
    Student
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Location
    Middle Tennessee
    Posts
    7
    I really didn't want to ask what to buy because I would get recommendations on everything. But, it would have been good idea to ask about the one I planned on ordering.

    It's done now and I thank you for the tips you've given me.

    Thank you,
    Regis


    Quote Originally Posted by curious aardvark View Post
    good machine. But you should probably have asked first as we wuld have recommended the qidi x pro instead. Essentially the same machine, but with wifi, removeable bed and touchscreen - and a little cheaper.
    Things you will probably need:

    Sanding blocks
    set of mini files, diamond or metal, both work well.
    Don't know what print surface they currently use but some cheap gluesticks wouldn't hurt either.
    Digital calipers - essential !
    Join the flashforge creator pro facebook group :-)

    Have a look at openscad for making models.

  4. #4
    Super Moderator curious aardvark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    6,934
    I have a policy that if people ask about specific machines I try to limit replies to that.
    Otherwise I'd be all day on every damn post :-)

    I mean the one you've ordered is a serious machine, it's just that you could have got more at the same quality for around the same money.
    :-)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •