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  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    New machine came in. Not sure what to name it. My buddy got me a Prusa mini for me lending him the Mk3 for like ever.
    It's so tiny!
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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    I've been considering getting a Prusa Mini, actually.

    Because why settle for just two printers.

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  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    Setup was a breeze and it worked off the bat without much messing around.
    Lead time is crazy though.

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    My Ender 5 has been shipped!

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    So, I finally slapped the Hemera hotend on my Ender 3, and goddamn can this push filament like a champ.

    A bit of ghosting, but that's unrelated to the hotend. Got another test cube in the fancy new filament printing now.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    My second print seemed over exposed and had some issues. So I decided for my third print I'd make something gigantic that'll take 14 hours and if it messes up I'll be real sad.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Today I have learned 3 very important lessons.
    1) Don't use the auto support function in Chitubox, it adds a lot of unnecessary supports that are a pain to get off and made my model look worse
    2) Start at the shortest curing time and go from there, I think I over cured at 4 minutes
    3) My wife finds removing supports on models relaxing so if I need help she wouldn't mind jumping in

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    So, this weekend I finally slapped that Hemera hotend I got a while back onto my Ender 3, and goddamn, this pushes filament at an amazingly steady rate. I'm totally sold on direct-drive extruders now.

    Just check this support out. With the bowden tube support was pretty thin and frail, this looks like a goddamn wall on the print itself. May actually have to tune things down a bit and tweak some settings.

    When I'm printing on a raft (like this pic) I had to change the air gap from 0.16mm to 0.24mm, otherwise the print was pretty much welded to the raft.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    I'd never heard of the Hemera kit before so I checked out their site, but they don't have a price listed due to supply problems (covid stuff)

    If you don't mind me asking, what did it cost?

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Khraul wrote: »
    I'd never heard of the Hemera kit before so I checked out their site, but they don't have a price listed due to supply problems (covid stuff)

    If you don't mind me asking, what did it cost?

    I think it was 95 British moneys.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    That's not bad at all... may have to invest in one.

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  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    Yo @Bucketman how's the print going?

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  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    So I've printed this guy a few times: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:633081

    I also got a plant yesterday that I thought would fit in it. It did not:
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    So whipped up a 200% scale print. It is comically large and just barely fits in the prusa mini work area:
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    Debating on painting it. Printed in PETG (it's what was in the printer and I was too lazy to swap out). Took 17 hours. Going to model up a water tray thing and move the plant from its thing to the planter later this week.

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  • KiTAKiTA Registered User regular


    3d Printing app... Bellus3D. Only for making a file for mask fitting.

    https://www.bellus3d.com/app

    I really do want a 3D scanner. Eyeballing those rare guns and whatnot in my 40k pile. Sadly, they're an order of magnitude more expensive than a good 3d Printer, and even then they can't get the resolution needed for wargaming.

    time to crash, the dawn is up, the sun gleems out glorious ps4 sunbeams and i can trade those sunbeams and do whatever i want with them.
  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    I thought for the small stuff you could use the turntable for capturing pictures? I haven't used it, but someone at the makerspace reported good results, though maybe it was simple geometry and didn't take too much work to clean up.

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  • bloodatonementbloodatonement Registered User regular
    edited May 23
    Son was getting interested in bonsai trees, so I find a bonsai pot STL.

    Best leveling and adhesion I've ever had, and my largest base print so far. Feels good.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Me, a minute into the video: Wow.

    Me, further into the video: Wooooooow.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    You need to tag that as NSFW there, Echo ... :D

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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    Crosspost from the tabletop Battletech thread:

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    A friend of mine printed out something I modeled, a land train tractor unit, on his Phrozen Sonic Mini. Still trying to suss out how to make stuff like panel lines work out.

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  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    Nice!

    I forgot I made a few more bulbasaur planters:


    And then also got some rainbow filament, which looks awesome!


    And also printed a set of 4 ghost wings and then another 4 with a similar color change spot in the spool to try and get the same color gradient. Looks pretty good, but obvious if you have them side by side:

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  • bloodatonementbloodatonement Registered User regular
    Any idea why in would get this...spiderwebbing? It's only on one side.
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  • mightyjongyomightyjongyo Registered User regular
    it looks to me like an unleveled print bed plus maybe need to adjust the z-height of the nozzle?

  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Could be part cooling fan only blowing on one side of the print?

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Had my first really failed print today. I didn't pay attention to the size of the item and it was tiny and had like 0 detail.

    Increased the size to 175% and changed the position and supports and such, so I'm hoping take 2 is better.

    Still having a hard time figuring out supports.

  • bloodatonementbloodatonement Registered User regular
    I don't know how my cooling would be unbalanced and I've done a really hard focus on getting my leveling right so I'll check on my z

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Finally painted one of my Mini prints. Really happy with this one. I have several more queued up including a....challenge for me. Gonna try printing (and painting) this big fellow

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Dangit, been getting occasional layer shifts on prints. I suspect this is due to the switch to a direct-drive extruder - with the bowden tube setup the strain point where the filament enters the system is fixed and then the filament is pushed to the extruder from there, but with direct drive the strain point is on the extruder itself, and I suspect there's occasionally a jerk hard enough to make the X stepper driver skip steps as it moves and unspools some filament from the spool, which is to the left of the printer.

    I think I can fix that by switching to a longer PTFE tube and fixing the end to the gantry so the strain is there instead of on the extruder and the X stepper driver.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    I have this setup now with the direct-drive extruder. tl;dr I think the layer shifting can happen if the extruder moves to the right and yanks some filament off the spool at the same time, causing skipped steps.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    Are powered spools a thing?

    Actually, might be easier to put the spool above the bed, then the ‘jerk’ is perpendicular to the motion causing it.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    I have it in a shelf, so that won't work. But I found some spare PTFE tube I had around and zip-tied that to the frame, so let's see if this moves the strain point to the frame instead.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    Ah… I think I see another issue? You might want to do a range of motion test on that in case the tube hitting the shelf above levers it out of the hot end or causes snagging.

    Maybe if the tube was fixed to the spool holder somehow…

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  • ManOHokutoManOHokuto Knight of the Bloody Fist Registered User regular
    Does anyone have experience printing the "depths of savage atoll" minis or resin printers in general? I bought them a few days ago and was wondering if they could really be printed without supports as the kickstarter page claims. They'll be done with an anycubic photon s if that makes a difference. I'm sorta scared to waste the uv resin but perhaps that's inevitable.

  • bloodatonementbloodatonement Registered User regular
    I figured out part of my problem the lever on my z home switch had pop loose, and needed to be reset. unfortunately I didn't notice this until it done a decent amount of damage to my build sheet. But I got that squared away and got my bed leveled pretty nice.

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  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    ManOHokuto wrote: »
    Does anyone have experience printing the "depths of savage atoll" minis or resin printers in general? I bought them a few days ago and was wondering if they could really be printed without supports as the kickstarter page claims. They'll be done with an anycubic photon s if that makes a difference. I'm sorta scared to waste the uv resin but perhaps that's inevitable.

    @Bucketman has a resin printer.
    Looking at the model pictures I can only see a couple that look like they would need supports in FDM printer. Not sure about the resin printer supports.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Radiation wrote: »
    ManOHokuto wrote: »
    Does anyone have experience printing the "depths of savage atoll" minis or resin printers in general? I bought them a few days ago and was wondering if they could really be printed without supports as the kickstarter page claims. They'll be done with an anycubic photon s if that makes a difference. I'm sorta scared to waste the uv resin but perhaps that's inevitable.

    @Bucketman has a resin printer.
    Looking at the model pictures I can only see a couple that look like they would need supports in FDM printer. Not sure about the resin printer supports.

    Looking at them the kickstarter says little to no supports... But I'm skeptical. I say try it out. It may be a waste of resin but if it turns out looking good then you know for sure and you don't need to add any supports which is awesome

  • bloodatonementbloodatonement Registered User regular
    Have filament prices jumped because of the lockdown? It's been a while since I've bought some and everything seems like 30% more expensive, but I could just be misremembering prices.

    Also, with summer heat hitting, I've discovered that my garage isn't the best place for filament. My current roll is brittle and unusable for the last ~15%. Would throwing a bag over the filament keep the moisture in, or would just be best to store that in the house?

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  • SiliconStewSiliconStew Registered User regular
    Have filament prices jumped because of the lockdown? It's been a while since I've bought some and everything seems like 30% more expensive, but I could just be misremembering prices.

    Also, with summer heat hitting, I've discovered that my garage isn't the best place for filament. My current roll is brittle and unusable for the last ~15%. Would throwing a bag over the filament keep the moisture in, or would just be best to store that in the house?

    Your filament is bad because of moisture. Filament should be stored in an airtight bag or container with dessicant to keep it from absorbing moisture from the air. You can even bake it at low temperatures (like a food dehydrator) to remove moisture. But it only takes a few days in the open air to affect your prints. You'll end up with filament that is swollen and will cause inconsistent flow or maybe even be unable to fit through the machine, it'll create steam bubbles (you can hear the crackle and pops) in the hot end causing inconsistent flow and uncontrollable oozing, and the plastic will have trouble bonding and be brittle.

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  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Ask me about my scrotalist agenda Registered User regular
    Yeee my printer part has arrived. Finally I can get back to printing.

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  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
    Wanna print a Hylian Shield that's way too big to fit my printer. I've used Meshmixer to slice things up before, but I'm thinking about getting fancy, adding alignment pins to it. Anyone done this before? Is it difficult? :P

    Oh brilliant
  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Ask me about my scrotalist agenda Registered User regular
    edited June 14


    My print bed is not quite level, which I think happened while I was moving the printer around messing with the wires. I think I've got it mostly sorted now. However, there is an undesirable amount of flex in the printer due to its acrylic frame. I may need to mount some braces to the printer and screw it down to the table to minimise that. My print head is sitting about 10 degrees colder than it should, but that seems to be cold ambient temperature. And its hot enough to melt PLA anyway so I'm not concerned about that.

    edit- boy, i forgot how long prints can take. I thought I'd try one of the files on the SD card, but I guess I was trying out fine printing at the time as this print is taking foooorever. Which is unexpected as the part is intended to be throwaway, but my guess is that I was trying out fine when I was having issues with the printer and looking for ways to solve my problem.

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