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Amparo Ibarra

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Nite nite.⌚
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(With permission from Thantik) We're offering a 25% OFF SALE on our store for all items! Offer valid until September 8, 2015. Use coupon code MEGASALE2015 during checkout at www.deltaprintr.com   #3dprinting 

Credits to +Louise Driggers for the awesome model and the rest of the individuals (forgot their names).
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Keith Applegarth

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Here is a follow up to my print quality issues... Looks like I have a X axis wobble every 8mm. Shifts left then right.  I am not sure if this is related or not, but if I manually move the X axis to home it grinds and stops before hitting the end stop. If I hit the home button, all is ok.... Or if I loosen the tension on the belt a little.
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+Daniel Jones If you're only seeing it in ABS prints, it's probably a temperature-related issue. I've seen similar issues due to variable bowing of a platform as it expands/contracts with the heater turning off and on to maintain temperatures.

Could also just be that the PLA feeds cleanly off of the spool while the ABS does not. Not feeding cleanly can result in filament tension intermittently pulling up on the extruder.
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Charles Lee

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BLTouch : Auto Leveling Sensor for 3D Printers

Small and easy to install - BLTouch uses servo motor signals.

                                      *** Features ***
■ BLTouch is an auto leveling sensor for 3D Printers based on open-source. It could work with any kinds of bed materials, such as glasses, woods, metals, and so on. 
■ There aren't any need for solenoid driver an BLTouch.
■ High-precision Type  Sensor : Using Hall Effect Sensor - Not optical sensor, Not proximity(inductive and capacitive) sensor.
■ Self-test : Push pin operates itself three times to test when the power is on.
■ Alarm : The LED light blinks if a problem found on a self-test or on an operation.
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Wow, You are a pioneer.
Thanks.
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Michael Scholtz

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Time to start printing in HIPS. After +Thomas Sanladerer review of the Lulzbot it seems it may be a filament worth using.
Can people that have used it give me some general advice on settings for a starting point, bed sticking and temp ( on glass heated)
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HIPS prints fine but it's not great for structural parts. It's very brittle.

250C is a good printing temp for it. 80C is probably plenty on the bed. 
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Mutilated toucan gets 3D-printed beak prosthesis 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-34039680 …
BBC Brasil's Luiza Bandeira reports on a toucan in Brazil who lost the upper part of its beak has it replaced with a prosthesis printed with a 3D printer.
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Martin Spengler

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For a project that we at +LAB BINÆR did lately I designed and 3D printed a optical punch card reader that's meant to read the cards used in oldish rweaving machines. The data of these are generating sound and visuals of the big scale projection mapping.
It's a little hard for me to share because the documentation is is not even close to the immersive character of the "real thing"... 
https://vimeo.com/133655109
If you happen to be in the Munich/Augsburg region drop me a line and we can meet to visit it, it will be on display untiv end of november!
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Jon Car

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Wow!! have you guys seen this??
It was predicted that computer graphics would one day give everyone the ability to create their own blockbuster film. But the software used for modern visual effects is still pretty complicated for the average user. At least until this magical software that can almost instantly turn a still photo into a 3D model is available.
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Justin McGrath's profile photoJose Luis V's profile photoHaixiao Sun's profile photoDianne Fontayne's profile photo
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with a single "binocuar picture" you can have a 3d model assuming the not visible side is as predicted
here is predicted x.y.z without a proper decoding of light, used materials ...
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Eric Pavey

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After what seems like a bajillion hours of test prints, I've finally got my 1.0mm Volcano nozzle to behave properly:  It no longer covers everything in drool and zits.
http://www.akeric.com/blog/?p=3360
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Very nice write-up. Should be required reading for everyone who wants to build a bigger printer.
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william foster

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anyone here using fsr auto levelling ? I'd love to hear what you have to say about it. correct me if I'm wrong but it seems like one of the few options that you would never have to adjust the Z offset.   
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I kinda like the idea of having the FSR mounted on the effector itself--have a sort of hinge mechanism where the hotend is and springs pressing down on the effector, and when the nozzle hits the surface of the bed, it will lift off the FSR, increasing its resistance
Just a theory though
EDIT: kinda like this: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:520580
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Sven Eric Nielsen

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Hey everyone

Today I need some help from the community.

Some colleges from a different department are searching for a reliable plug and play 3d printer with a relatively big build volume.
And even though I've told them that there is basically no 100% reliable and easy to use (out of the box foolproof) 3d printer available (under 10k€) they close to the decision to go with the CubePro duo.

I've tried to find some information's (experiences) about this printer, but this is not very easy.

Do you have any experience with this printer?
Or do you know any other plug and play printer with a big build volume and and (ideally) a dual head that would be a better decision?

To be honest, I've not a lot of experience with plug and play printer's. And if I had the chance to gain some experience with "ready to print" systems its almost always bad experience (except the ultimaker printer). Especially with printers that are like the cubepro :
- Forced to use their software
- forced to use their (hilarious expensive) filament
- no chance to adjust or optimise things
-...

Thanks for your help/input ;)
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We have a Cube Pro Trio at the makerspace and it seems pretty reliable.  You're locked in to buying their filament cartridges at a premium price and their software is proprietary but reasonably functional.
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Luis S.

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Continuo con la barquita patrullera. He colocado los soportes de los motores, además de un suplemento extra porque era corta y no entraba en la impresora. Queda por hacer el timón, por lo demás flota y navega bastante rápido.
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Jarek Szczepański

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Repetier Firmware & software limits
Is it normal that I can move further than declared lengths for X/Y axes? Fortunately my printer stops on maximum position but internal value is still above limits. E.g. I have 165mm in X axis. I can move to position X=160 and when I hit "+10mm" button printer move 5mm (that's correct) but internal position is X=170mm (it's weird). So now if I hit "-5mm" printer does nothing... (it changes only its internal position)

My printer: Smartcore (CoreXY)
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Depends on firmware. On some firmware they do not move past max setting except when you use the manual controls on the LCD.

If you really want to know what is going on then you will need to look in the source code of your firmware.
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Kyle Elliott

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I've been wondering about this for awhile. Anyone leave their printers running while they're away from home for large prints? Parts of the printers get hot so I've never done it personally.
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Depends on what kind of insurance you have and if you can afford to burn your house down. Do you leave your house when your cooking with your oven? I print my parts in pieces and just pause it when I'm away.
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This guy Javier Ramos sums up 3D printing so well, and he's also doing something about it! "We" are thinking about 3D printing with the wrong head on, we are thinking of how can we do what we already do with 3D printing, where as the real potential is in the combination of materials and the way they are put together. Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) are using machine vision to enhance the printing process. Javier Ramos says the whole design paradigm will have to change. This new design paradigm will require new hardware, new software, new platforms and Engineers to think in new ways.
Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) claim to have developed a multi-material 3D printer that is
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Vaughan Lundin

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Do anyone of you know if Simplify3D has a facility /  Menu  like Repetier Host , where you can see your EEPROM settings of your printer. You can also adjust them on the screen and don't have to use Gcode to update the EEPROM, which is such a nice facility in Repetier Host.
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+John-Paul Hopman
 no repetier will write its settings to marlin firmware also.
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instantmaso

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How to paint PLA prints? It’s easy :)
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A hole from below is a great idea :) I will be a smarter next time
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Guys its review of IGUS Drylin Tribo filament I hope it helps makers who wants to try new filament
 
3D Printing Bearing LM8UU using IGUS Drylin Tribo…: http://youtu.be/safZ7Gwdqsk
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