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Chris Mitchell

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For some reason the same print gets 1/2 way and marlin says err maxtemp. Only does this on this print. I am positive I'm using the correct thermistor in the firmware settings. Every other print I've done never had this happen. So I can't print my z motor mounts :/. Printing at 250c in abs..
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Chad Nuxoll

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I haven't had the best of luck finding good ABS any recommendations
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I've never printed with PLA because I like doing an Acetone vaper bath and making my parts all shinny. I will look into these to manufactures 
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Jeff Karpinski (3d0g)

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Gotta give a shout out to Tri D Printing - these guys are like the Jimmy John's of printer parts - pretty sure my order arrived before I even hit submit! Everything well packed and labeled too.
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I second this! I've made two orders from them and they both arrived fast enough to surprise me. 
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i.materialise

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We know that modeling for 3D printing can be confusing: In 3D modeling, as in 3D printing, there is no one size fits all approach. We all use different
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John Schneider

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We had a chance to talk with Dan Sawyer of NatureWorks LLC about all things PLA and PLA filament. We discuss NatureWorks’ Ingeo brand: what it is and how it’s made.
http://www.fargo3dprinting.com/natureworks-special-with-dan-sawyer-f3dps-ep-33/
Dan talks about how NatureWorks considered their relationship with injection molding to be a natural bridge to the 3D printing industry with PLA materials.
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Effie Lee

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Hey remember this? Too many memories! What's your most unforgettable thing about playing this game? #3dprinting   #supermario  
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+Chapman Baetzel I couldn't agree more!! This is spam and should be deleted. 
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Daniel fielding

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Hi All, just wondering how many Brisbane-ites (Australia) are on here and would be interested in going in for an eSun Filament Group Buy?
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I have a roll of white abs. After seeing some reviews and prints of eSun petg I want to get some. Need to order quite a bit to make it as economical as possible.
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Electra Flarefire

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I've been idly searching for this level of info for a while. Takerbot's 'smart extruder'.
And while nothing here justifies the hot-end being a 'consumable part', the device actually IS somewhat 'smart'.
Hall effect based Z probe sensor.. filament 'ran out' sensor.(microswitch)  filament jam sensor(encoder wheel).

And all the parts of the hotend that can go wrong in one unit. It's a shame the end result and corporate mess behind it sucks. On paper it actually looks not bad.

I have been looking for a way to 'jam' sensor for my RepRap based on this idea but haven't found any printable parts yet. 
In our previous blog post, we just had a quick overview of the new Replicator and its features. Well, we finally got a 5th Gen Replicator in the office. And that means that we finally got to get into the nitty gritty of the bot. Continue reading to see a teardown of Makerbot's new “Smart ...
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Last I heard +Steve Graber was putting the files on thingiverse (or similar place) https://plus.google.com/+SteveGraber/posts/N69C58EVbDY
In order for it to work in Smoothie I had to add the ability to suspend and resume a print, this is similar to the Marlin M600, but it also has to be able to tell the host to pause the print, which has been added to Octoprint and Pronterface, but no other host supports that yet. Also Marlin does not currently know how to tell the host to pause. It is documented however and would need to be added to Marlin. Best thing is to use Smoothie for everything :)
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Rob Taylor

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So, I'm happy again.   I've started using Simplify3D instead of the MatterControl software.    It took a bit to dial in the proper first layer and additional layers, but I think I'm now very close to perfect.   I do believe there is still room for improvement, but I'm getting consistent prints with a halfway descent first layer.

The next thing I've been concentrating on now was getting my OctoPrint or OctoPi unit ready.    I've printed out a RaspberryPi box (which I had to modify slightly due to the bad tolerances on 3D prints, I'll go more into that on another post.)    Mounted it with some velcro and also attached a WebCam to it for both viewing the prints as they happen and for creating a time-laps record of them.     This has proven to be very handy, when combined with the OctoPrint standard web interface, it becomes a complete printing engine with no requirements from an external computer.
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+Denys Dmytriyenko it has its querks just like anything does. But so far it's benefits outweigh the shortcomings.
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Kurt Meister

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Printrbot Simple Metal: Auto leveling probe

I'm very happy with this new function. :) Rarely but sometime I still have to reset the Z-height. By now I did this with a connected notebook (M212 Z-0.XXX; M500).

Is there another way to do this?  
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+Kurt Meister You could use your own wifi router to connect the two.  temporarily connect a PC or laptop to it by Ethernet cable to set it up with a user name and password.  then unplug and go.
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Chris Mitchell

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Looking for some really good pla. What vendor you guys buy from (USA)? 
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I also recommend makergeeks.com

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All3DP

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All hail +Open Bionics for being awesome.

(of course also all Hail e-nable ^^)

// Nils
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Pinshape

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There’s a winner every week for our MadeSolid filament contest! That's FREE filament! Enter now at http://blog.pinshape.com/try-pinshape-out-and-win-free-filament-2-winners-every-week/?cet=3436
All entries get a 10% coupon for cool MadeSolid stuff!
Try out Pinshape and show us your prints to win free filament. Winners announced every Monday! Let's make 3D printing better!
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Being Portuguese myself, I have show this new printers, I specifically like the hello beeprusa. 
If there was one desktop 3D printer manufacturer who has taken a lead within the education space in the past couple years, it would have to be BEEVERYCREATI
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A new tool by MakePrintable, G-Code Reverser, is capable of collecting details and data needed from G-Code commands and then uses that data to regenerate the 3D model, which ultimately represents the outcome of the printing process using the original G-Code file.
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Also handy for getting around those 'streaming' print services.. Just modify marlin to dump everything to sd card.. Then drop into this.
As a proof of concept, of course. 
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Peter Nann

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Total noob here, wanting some guidance on likely printer damage on delivery.

I received my first printer for my son and I to play with.
I believe it's a RepRap (Clone?) right?
Happy to start cheap and find out what I don't know.
The setup at this link is I have (Though bought locally):
http://www.geekbuying.com/item/Z605-3D-Printer-Desktop-Printer-High-Precision-Acrylic-Frame-Three-Dimensional-Physical-Printer-327798.html

It came fully assembled and has hard a hard time in shipment.
It seems to have been dropped/josstled while upside down (No "Fragile" or "This Way Up" markings due to some ill-fated 'extra protection' black plastic wrap)

The bed came loose from the frame, and was clearly jostling against the nozzle during shipment while upside down. There is a fair bit of damage to the aluminium bed from the nozzle. See attached.

Also, the 'X end idler' has cracked (and not the 'by design split') I mean cracked opposite the standard split. I've also noticed a bit of slop (forwards and backwards) in the print head on the smooth bars. The linear bearing seems loose in the housing.
Maybe these have come about from the twisting force from the bed mashing the head over and over?

I've attached a close-up of the bed damage to give an indication how much the head/nozzle has been mashed.

My question - Is this printer totally messed up? Or salvagable do you think?
Should I be expecting bent rods considering the damage described?

Send it back (and wait who-knows how long for a replacement), or forge on trying to get it working?

Looking for some experienced advice. Thanks!
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+Stephanie S  brass is harder than aluminum.  it is unlikely the nozzle is damaged.  if it is, a nozzle costs 4 bucks on ebay, and it comes out with a 7mm socket.  the idler isn't made out of acrylic, it's white, and made out of abs or pca.

i'd rather fight with the printer i have than give up and get a different one.  most important is to contact the vendor and find out what they will do.  if they replace the nozzle, rods and idler, all the better.  parts are cheap
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Tim Odell

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Should I be scared of buying a 3d printer like Replica because it does not accept GCode directlly?  PrintrBot does accept Gcode directly which would allow more easy integration with tools such as Octoprint.  I am very new to this 3d print world  and want to avoid buying a Betamax.  Thanks for any guidance.   
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Actually I think I'll stick with the MonoProce Replica clone.  The price was way hard to beat so I'll give it a whirl.  
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Rob Taylor

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Well, today is the day of many firsts for me for 3D printing.   It's my first time printing something for someone other than myself of my close local friends.   Also its my first time printing something with Glow in the Dark ABS!   So far its been a breeze.   I'm amazed, because with all the issues I've had with PLA, and all I've read about how difficult ABS is versus PLA, this has worked almost right out of the gate.   The print is underway and its got about 18 more hours to go.
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Came out beautiful. And it actually glows in the dark, very odd.
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Nathan Walkner

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Sardauscan with 4 lasers scanning a thing taped to another thing.  Centered objects with basic shapes work pretty good

http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-30-laser/
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+Nathan Walkner to add step/revolution, click the gear on the scan task and select precision : 1% = 15° (way too much i know, but it was for debug, i will change it to 5°) 100%= minimum table rotation.
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