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 Post subject: Re: 3D printer
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:38 pm 
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Those pallets look great, HJ! I really like the broken one. B-)

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 Post subject: Re: 3D printer
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:39 pm 
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Thanks - will give that a go. You might want to let it get layer 1 down at 100% and then speed up. With the Ultimaker, once the base is down and fine detail not an issue, up to 130% seems OK. 130 to 150 if you want a draft for proof of concept above that often ends up as a mess :(


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:07 pm 
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On the broken ones, they are not quite that broken, it takes an extra "knack" to get it "perfect".

Presently printing a bunch of enhancements for the printer, from looking at "Thingiverse" and the FB Groups I'm slowly starting to believe that there are more enhancements than original parts on some of the machines the guys show in the FB Groups. Talk about making a silk purse out of a sow's ear. =)) =))

Someone pointed out to me "it's the journey that counts", but having had a 30 year journey of fixing and improving good European and Japanese equipment I can easily do without the extra distance. ;) :D

PS I print the "enhancements" in white to contrast the basic black of the printer. :o) :o)

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 Post subject: Re: 3D printer
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Two of the add-ons
a) the holder for the SD to microSD unit
b) the cover over the vent at the top of the control box

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Useful stuff, who needs cosmetics? :ymdevil: :ymdevil:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:54 pm 
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I like the hood scoop!

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 Post subject: Re: 3D printer
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Yeah me too! For the moment I'm done printing extras for Ender 3.

What's in the "contemplation phase" is the 3D model for the X 9103 snow plow. Luck has it there's a drawing in the Jeanmaire book as well as Schweers & Wall Vol 4. That and plenty of pictures should help to get it (reasonably) right. ;) :)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:23 am 
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Replacing the bed springs with the silicone dampers (Tuesday morning) I leveled and then just kept on printing all week. No extra leveling required.

Back to printing pallets.

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Perfect print that adhered like SOLID! Using firm hold hairspray, upping the temp for the first layer by 10º C and put the layer down at 40% of the normal feed rate.

On that printer.

https://all3dp.com/1/creality-ender-3-3d-printer-review/

Very good bang for the buck once one sorts the crummy bed springs. :ymsmug: :ymsmug: And then prints a few "Extras". ;) ;)

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 Post subject: Re: 3D printer
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:31 pm 
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Just received another printer file from my connection in Germany, one more pallet of industrial size. Presently printing the first sample in plain white PLA.
More on those pallets on Christmas Day.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:29 am 
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Christmas Day came and went, but being busy skiing, printing and all the rest .....

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.... had to wait :D

Looking at this, that and the next I also remember that one of the guys in Switzerland has a substantial Capricorn on his layout. And then it was off to the different sites to see who offers what as a STL print file.

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Found this and shrink it to 120mm as a smallish monument in 1:22.5, that should catch some eyes! ;) :)

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 Post subject: Re: 3D printer
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:17 pm 
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That is fantastic,HJ! An eye-catcher for sure!

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 Post subject: Re: 3D printer
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:39 pm 
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And how did it turn out?

Well...

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...pretty good, if I may say so myself.

9 hours and 5 minutes and then another thirty minutes to carefully remove all the supports that were generated. SWMBO opined that I need some sharp, small scissors to tackle those jobs.
Yep already cruising the listings.

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One of those times the texture can work in your favour :) make a nice centre for a display with a loco too.

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 Post subject: Re: 3D printer
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very cool. Would look great in a little park by a station on the layout. ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: 3D printer
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:26 am 
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Yesterdays spoof: printing a CheeseBurger with Fries in approx scale.
Amazing all the STL files that are out there.

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