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    Set up my shiny new print station

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    #27
    suntoucher wrote:
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    Set up my shiny new print station
    Looks like a sweet printer I been eyeing up one of these myself

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    #28
    SL1CKSTA wrote:
    Looks like a sweet printer I been eyeing up one of these myself
    That looks good, they've done all the mods I wanted to do to my i3 (the one that scared me away from printing). Like separating the filament servo from the head.

    My one also has awful levelling screws, the ones on that look super easy to use.

    Looks great, seems to have solved all of the issues that plagued my kitset one and gives me ideas on how to implement the required changes to my old one.

    Will be good to add that one to my print station one of these days. The IIIP can do 12cm3, the Flashforge can do 14cm3 and the i3 can do a massive 20cm3. There's nothing else really on the market that can do that volume at the price the i3s are.

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    #29
    suntoucher wrote:
    That looks good, they've done all the mods I wanted to do to my i3 (the one that scared me away from printing). Like separating the filament servo from the head.

    My one also has awful levelling screws, the ones on that look super easy to use.

    Looks great, seems to have solved all of the issues that plagued my kitset one and gives me ideas on how to implement the required changes to my old one.

    Will be good to add that one to my print station one of these days. The IIIP can do 12cm3, the Flashforge can do 14cm3 and the i3 can do a massive 20cm3. There's nothing else really on the market that can do that volume at the price the i3s are.
    Yeah I got a geeetech a10 but the bed just would not level as it came warped, attempted to contact geeetech but no response waiting on paypal to decide the outcome then I will probably get one of those wanting to try some better plastics only printed in PLA so far.
    How is that flashforge compared to the IIIP?

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    #30
    SL1CKSTA wrote:
    Yeah I got a geeetech a10 but the bed just would not level as it came warped, attempted to contact geeetech but no response waiting on paypal to decide the outcome then I will probably get one of those wanting to try some better plastics only printed in PLA so far.
    How is that flashforge compared to the IIIP?
    It's interesting, wholly different but not necessarily better or worse.

    - The axis are swapped, with the extruder head controling the horizontal axis and the bed moving up and down, interesting, not yet sure which is better but the prints are a little harder to see whilst printing
    - It's huge in comparison, but only adds 2cm on each axis for the build.
    - No heated bed, so PLA only.
    - It starts with a wider outline which is what Slicr also does. Meant that the print started well when it didn't build a platform. Always have to build a platform with the IIIP and Cura because it doesn't usually start the outline properly so the platform absorbs that.
    - Has a preapplied pad on the bed with excellent adhesion, I use gluestick on the IIIP.
    - Bed can be pulled out, which is convenient for getting builds off
    - Has a level checking function with a little pressure sensor on a stick, works well and you just follow the instructions to get a level bed.
    - I haven't yet tried it, but it has a built in webcam and WiFi so I should in theory be able to check the print wherever, and hopefully point it so it can see the IIIP as well.
    - The screen gives a preview of the prints, which is great, if I have many jobs on a USB stick I can see that being super helpful.
    - The print quality wasn't as good for the test print, although I've trial and errored with the IIIP to get good prints which significantly slowed it. So likely the print quality is just as good and that's on me.
    - Can stop the prints remotely which is pretty cool (if I'm at work and see it has failed on the webcam).
    - Came with a 16GB Sandisk USB stick with a bunch of preloaded prints and the manual, which is a great little detail. I didn't have to mess around to do my first test print.
    - Supports many file types, including 3MF which default comes out of 3D Builder on W10. And has a USB port instead of microSD. Have to adapt to full SD then adapt to USB to plug it into my desktop. Although it also has built in storage and WiFi so I'm pretty sure I can remotely send print jobs which will be incredible if I can. Won't even need the USB.

    Overall I'm very happy with it, I think it will complement the IIIP perfectly, rather than replace it.

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    #31
    Cool, I can send print jobs remotely!

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    #32
    suntoucher wrote:
    It's interesting, wholly different but not necessarily better or worse.

    - The axis are swapped, with the extruder head controling the horizontal axis and the bed moving up and down, interesting, not yet sure which is better but the prints are a little harder to see whilst printing
    - It's huge in comparison, but only adds 2cm on each axis for the build.
    - No heated bed, so PLA only.
    - It starts with a wider outline which is what Slicr also does. Meant that the print started well when it didn't build a platform. Always have to build a platform with the IIIP and Cura because it doesn't usually start the outline properly so the platform absorbs that.
    - Has a preapplied pad on the bed with excellent adhesion, I use gluestick on the IIIP.
    - Bed can be pulled out, which is convenient for getting builds off
    - Has a level checking function with a little pressure sensor on a stick, works well and you just follow the instructions to get a level bed.
    - I haven't yet tried it, but it has a built in webcam and WiFi so I should in theory be able to check the print wherever, and hopefully point it so it can see the IIIP as well.
    - The screen gives a preview of the prints, which is great, if I have many jobs on a USB stick I can see that being super helpful.
    - The print quality wasn't as good for the test print, although I've trial and errored with the IIIP to get good prints which significantly slowed it. So likely the print quality is just as good and that's on me.
    - Can stop the prints remotely which is pretty cool (if I'm at work and see it has failed on the webcam).
    - Came with a 16GB Sandisk USB stick with a bunch of preloaded prints and the manual, which is a great little detail. I didn't have to mess around to do my first test print.
    - Supports many file types, including 3MF which default comes out of 3D Builder on W10. And has a USB port instead of microSD. Have to adapt to full SD then adapt to USB to plug it into my desktop. Although it also has built in storage and WiFi so I'm pretty sure I can remotely send print jobs which will be incredible if I can. Won't even need the USB.

    Overall I'm very happy with it, I think it will complement the IIIP perfectly, rather than replace it.
    suntoucher wrote:
    Cool, I can send print jobs remotely!
    How are you finding not having a heating bed?
    Did you normally use a heated bed on PLA?

    Is that over wifi or a cloud type service?

    Sounds like a cool printer look forward to getting back up and running

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    #33
    SL1CKSTA wrote:
    How are you finding not having a heating bed?
    Did you normally use a heated bed on PLA?

    Is that over wifi or a cloud type service?

    Sounds like a cool printer look forward to getting back up and running
    I only have PLA right now so it doesn't affect me, going to get a roll of ABS then have one of each.

    All of my printers have default ran heated beds on PLA so I just rolled with it. It probably doesn't make a difference.

    WiFi although I'm getting a static next week and will be setting up a web server so will probably build a web interface that sends the job.

    Yeah, it's been pretty good. My first drama today trying to print a pair of body caps for my 35mm Cameflex, both attempts stopped feeding filament at the same place. I feel it's retracting too much when it switches between the two. Going to try printing one and see if it resolves it.

    Overall very happy with it. One annoyance is that it uses proprietary 600g filament rolls but there's no difficulty using nonproprietary. I'll just have to make an adapter for it to roll smoothly and I can't fit 1kg rolls so I had to manually roll up some filament from my 1kg to a spare 250g roll that could fit.

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    #34
    Less talk, more photos of things printed please.

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    #35
    Privoxy wrote:
    Less talk, more photos of things printed please.
    Just for you.

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    #36
    suntoucher wrote:
    WiFi although I'm getting a static next week and will be setting up a web server so will probably build a web interface that sends the job.
    There are already programs to do this, have set one up myself for a play around with.

    https://octoprint.org/ - havent used myself, but seen a mates set up which looked good.
    https://www.repetier-server.com/ - Set this one up on my PC attached to my printer, just needed a port forward in the router.

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    #37
    Privoxy wrote:
    Less talk, more photos of things printed please.
    Current project -

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    Almost all of the terrain cept the palm trees, foliage and rivers I printed.
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    Also working on an Ironman helmet.
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    #38
    This is interesting, popped up as a Facebook ad. Was like, waaaah Toybox make whatever with a whole bunch of videos that hide the tedium of 3D printing, get it for 80% off. Was thinking pffft, so it's a 3D printer that will be $1200 fake USD down to like $300 but actually they're selling it for $40. It's quite small and they have no specs but at $40USD that seems like it would be below cost.

    spam url

    Tempted to get one for smaller prints. Can't see the shipping price til all of your details are in, though. Assuming shipping isn't terrible, $40 for a plug and play 3D printer is unheard of. Maybe they're selling designs through the app (and expecting kids to hit buy on everything), or intending to try and ream you on the filament.
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    #39
    Popped up on my FB today too. Personally I wouldn't trust any ad that appeared in my FB feed. Clicked on one once, looked totally legit, bought something small for my son and it never showed up.

    That does look legit though. I bet shipping is like $800 or something.

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    #40
    Yeah the link Suntoucher posted is a scam (if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is)

    https://shop.make.toys/#all

    Starts at US$299

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    #41
    Itching to get a secondary printer to do high temp PETG/PC prints... Hrmm...

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    #42
    Just throwing this out there, but would anyone be interested in quoting a print for these 2 items?:
    https://github.com/keebio/quefrency-...le%20Layer.stl
    https://github.com/keebio/quefrency-...le%20Layer.stl

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    #43
    PlatinuM195 wrote:
    Just throwing this out there, but would anyone be interested in quoting a print for these 2 items?:
    https://github.com/keebio/quefrency-...le%20Layer.stl
    https://github.com/keebio/quefrency-...le%20Layer.stl
    Would be relatively straightforward to make with PLA. Question would be how much tolerance you'd need and how strong do you want it.

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    #44
    nuke737 wrote:
    Would be relatively straightforward to make with PLA. Question would be how much tolerance you'd need and how strong do you want it.
    I think tolerances should be alright, since I've seen people re-drill the mounting holes if they turn out too small.

    I'm not sure how to define the amount of tolerance and strength I'd need though. They'd pretty much sit sandwiched between 2 sheets of aluminium most of the time. They wouldn't be put in a situation where they'd flex.

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    #45
    PlatinuM195 wrote:
    I think tolerances should be alright, since I've seen people re-drill the mounting holes if they turn out too small.

    I'm not sure how to define the amount of tolerance and strength I'd need though. They'd pretty much sit sandwiched between 2 sheets of aluminium most of the time. They wouldn't be put in a situation where they'd flex.
    Fair enough, whereabouts are you based? If you're in Auckland, I don't mind giving this a crack.

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    #47
    Hah, I'd wish I could. Hardware that can do that is... well yeah.

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    #48
    Remember: customs are afraid you might 3D print some ecstasy.

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    #49
    teelo7 wrote:
    Remember: customs are afraid you might 3D print some ecstasy.
    Eh Maurice is a stooge, did what he was told and got rewarded with an ambassadorial role. Hard pass on his fear mongering

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    #50
    If you think toner is expensve, imagine how badly HP would ream you on powdered X.