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Got the design of the Skull from thiniverse, printed it and fitted a led light in it. Looks great!
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Wesley Straetemans's profile photoJ Abdul's profile photo
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Very 😎
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George Giandzi

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Markus Seidt

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Recently, we fixed a small glitch in our firmware's e-axis calculation after a tool change. Now even tiny structures look very well. The benchy on top is scaled down to 50%, Ultimaker with magnetic tool changer, bronze fill & PLA, no post-processing.
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Very nice result.
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Richard Gain

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Upgraded the spool holder on my E3D BigBox so that it can take the 2.3 kg spool of Edge filament.
www.thingiverse.com/thing:1515475
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NewMen's profile photoRichard Gain's profile photo
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+Adam Steinmark It's taken a while to get it tuned to my satisfaction, but some recent mods like moving the Z sensor from the print head to the build platform, and adding dual extrusion have made this a worthy successor to my faithful old Mendel90 (which is still churning out beautiful prints).
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Check out this cad software
https://youtu.be/OdmoLYdPJbk
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Felix Garcia (Chaco)

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Hello
Could one of you more experienced fellas help me identify what's causing this ripples? Yesterday was printing fine. My heated bed cable got caught and the bed vibrated since it couldn't get to y stop. I checked all bolts. Find 1-2 where it needed a 1/4 turn more... But nothing mayor. I don't think I missed anything else. Belts are tight.
Im right now taking bed off, making sure all bolts are nice and tight. Will print a test pattern soon to see...

But what does this pattern normally indicates?


(Middle print is yesterday. Other two today. )
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MakerGal's profile photoFelix Garcia (Chaco)'s profile photo
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Thanks makergal. I'll keep an eye on the temp just in case
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Shauki B

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The frame of #blackHorse   #quadRap  is shaking, hopefully as one unit and shall not reduce the quality of 820 mm tall prints, but may do ... anyone passed through such an experience, ideas please
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+Shauki B Nail to the wall... Hmmm, there goes the wife acceptance factor...
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Vikas Gupta

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Hi guys, this post is for those who is working in 3D printing industry (additive manufacturing technology). I have assembled four 3D printers in my previous company and printing perfectly. Now I lives in Bangalore, but willing to work in any metro city across India. So if anyone knows about any vacancy for 3D printing service executive or similar post, then please let me know. Thanks.

Vikas Gupta
Email: vikas.guptauce@gmail.com
Mob: +91-9739061161
Bangalore
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Griffin Paquette

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Began mocking up the Kossel XXL. My current plan is to use 380mm extrusions on the base and 1m tall for the verticals. My concern is if this creates a poor ratio for deltas. I want to ideally have 250mm diameter build area which is why I wanted to go with the 380mm extrusions. Would love to hear what people think. This is my first delta build and is definitely more complex than a Cartesian. 
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Check the Ultibots Kossel 250 and see if you like the proportions. You're in the same ballpark. 
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Daniel Norée
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I designed and 3DPrinted this toy dump truck about 2 years ago. Almost all parts are printed in ABS except for the wheels that are printed in PLA.
While the ABS parts still look fine the wheels (hard to see on these pictures) are now starting to delaminate in some places.
Will be interesting to see what they look like after another year.. =)

Video: https://youtu.be/F1aRBz41hho
Files: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:537153
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Kurt Meister's profile photoTom Keidar's profile photo
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wow, i'm not even sure i can tell you what this model means to me.
this was actually one of the first things i printed after i built my first printer (now used as my testing printer) more than a year and half ago (i think).
when i finished my build and calibrating with a bunch of cubes and balls, the first 2 things i printed were a toothbrush holder (oral b) for my wife (which turned out great), and this toy dump truck (with an additional attachment) for my son who had just started playing with cars then.

i had bought a roll of red/orange petg specifically for printing this. and since i basically knew nothing, it took many attempts and many a nights calibrating my slicer and learning how to properly align and tune my prints, and i'm never saying how much of that roll i spent trying to print this just right ;)
so much of my first learning experiences in 3d printing came from printing this model (i know we each had our "first" - but this was mine), and when success was finally attained, my hunger to print more elaborate things and to learn how to design them grew.

when it was all said and done, i painted some of the parts with some child proof eco-paint (a really bad paint job and a really bad choice of paint - so i learned some more).
for about a month my kid would not play with any other car, he loved it that much. and to this day it's one of his favorite toys/cars, e.g we take it to the beach with us all the time. petg proved to be a really good choice and it's the material i use most to this day.

it's been re-painted and re-painted (but the plastic itself is in pretty good condition) and will probably be re-printed some day, but whenever someone asks me what my first real print was - i show them the toothbrush holder and the toy dump truck.

so basically... thank you!
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Ross Hendrickson

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Does anyone know where I can find this locally (USA)? I need to source the black plastic piece. I'll just buy it from them (not a big deal) if I have to, but I would rather go buy it from a store nearby and not wait for the shipping from the UK.


http://e3d-online.com/E3D-v6/Spares/Embedded-Bowden-Couplings-For-Metal-1.75mm-Filament
These pneumatic fittings have a brass metal body which is designed to provide a simple and cost effective way of inserting bowden tubing directly into your aluminium components. The couplings are designed to take 4mm OD tubing and the brass inserts push into an 8mm hole 6mm deep. These fittings are aimed at use within the Kraken, and are used in the v6 1.75mm hotends. However there are plenty of other applications ready to be discovered.
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Matt Barth's profile photoRoss Hendrickson's profile photo
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Thanks guys, I went with Smw3D.com as they had some other things I wanted. Appreciate the pointers :)
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George Giandzi

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René Jurack

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Definitively worth a read, if you are into 3d-printing: http://my3dmatter.com/influence-infill-layer-height-pattern/
In partnership with: Improving the mechanical performance of a printed part often comes at the expense of printing speed, affordability and quality. In this study we quantify the impact of diffe…
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Thanks, very handy research. 
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Adam Steinmark

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Taulman3d N-vent vs Colorfabb XT? Looks like they're both made from the same polymer (Amorpha AM1800 by Eastman) and roughly the same price depending on where you buy. Colorfabb in the US can be bought from Printed Solid for $45 per 750g spool ($60 per kg). N-vent can be bought from Amazon Prime for different prices averaging $23.50 for a 1lb spool ($51.80 per kg).
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Karl Wyoung's profile photoJeff DeMaagd's profile photo
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Amphora 1800 is nice, it's just hard to justify the cost vs. regular PETG.
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What's you infill pattern of choice? Share you experience bellow :)
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Rectilinear
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Honeycomb
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Daid Braam's profile photoRené Jurack's profile photo
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I needed to search the article for myself, otherwise I would have posted it directly. Anyways, I found it, here it is: http://my3dmatter.com/influence-infill-layer-height-pattern/
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Tim Sills

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Check out this Auto Change plate...

While looking at the 86duino video +Mike Miller posted the other day, I saw another vid in the channel that shows an auto change plate. Very cool. I didn't see anything elsewhere on this though.
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+lyssa.medina@gprintinitiative.org​drool
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Mark Wheadon

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Wow -- I thought Taulman were OK for quality control? Just had no end of problems which turned out to be my new roll of Bridge Nylon. All became clear when the filament was binding in the feed tube to the hot end.

Measuring the piece that was in the feed tube, it's 2.04mm diameter at one point! And only 1.66mm diameter half a meter later (should be 1.75mm). You don't need to measure, it's clear to the naked eye it's so far out -- see the picture of the length that was in my feed tube -- spot the thin and the thick end.

I'm supposed to be doing some high priority prints for someone over the Bank Holiday Weekend, but that's not going happen now, so I'm unimpressed.

I expect this of ultra-cheap filament, but not Taulman Nylon. Looks like they don't check it with lasers as some others do nowadays?
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I had that problem with several rolls from Taulman, T-Glase as well as Nylon. The T-Glase was oval and more than 1.9mm thick in one direction. Since then i haven't bought any more from them. Their materials might be good if they print, but it just wasn't worth the trouble for me.
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Taco Sun

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T-2250 Core-XY 3Dprinter TEST。

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Oeyvind H

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Good day 3D Printing Community!!

I'm a student of Industrial Design, This year i'm studying Prospectiva and one of the topics is the delphi survey, because I have a small Prusa from a year ago and 3D printing is a relatively recent topic I wanted to do my research on this.

I have a small survey that I hope you can help me answer so I can continue my school work, is quite short, 6 questions.

Thank You in advance!
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Chinang Ma

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This was originally a 3D model by Al Meerow (SciFi3D.com). I combined all pieces into a manifold model and gave it a inner shell for printing. Final model size ~21 inches long.
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Bummer
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