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What kind of printer do you use?

Discussion in '3D Printing' started by bruce stephen, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Pierre Lalancette

    Pierre Lalancette Sir Lalancelot Gold Contributor

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    I must say, you got 3 for the price of mine.
  2. MarcoMade

    MarcoMade Active Member

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    ahahhaah is the name of the team that had adapted the marlin firmware on the anet a8. before marlin support became official :)
  3. SoftKitty

    SoftKitty Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF, AC motor
    I use a JGAURORA A3S, a Chinese brand model, for about 310USD
    dimension capability:205*205*205mm
    By that I've printed self-designed steering wheel adapter and pedal shims
    20191123230407.jpg
    Recently I built a new home for it, on top of my lavatory!
    20191123230354.jpg

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  4. Spiros K

    Spiros K New Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    modded ender 3 pro
    getting really good prints

    upgraded the board, hotend and other small bids and pieces.

    Using Cura to slice and have managed to get good settings.
    I change settings depending on what I am printing.
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  5. sagrada737

    sagrada737 New Member

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    Hello,

    I have two Creality 10S Pro 3D Printers. As some of you may know, these printers are fairly inexpensive, and the quality control at Creality is not known for being the best. However, despite my receiving both printers with screws loose within the shipping box, I expected this, and was prepared to carefully search the shipping box for the few tiny screws and nuts that had fallen off during shipment. Not to start out negative... I would like to state that the Creality 10S Pro is quite a value for the money.

    I typically use a 0.6mm nozzle, and print mostly with PLA, PETG-Carbon Fiber, PLA-Carbon Fiber, and Nylon-Carbon Fiber. I have found that on the practical side of things. it is very difficult to predict dimensional tolerances with these 3D printers, as it varies depending on the type of part you are printing, the Filament material, speed and other settings.

    I use both FreeCAD and Fusion360 for the CAD design. I process STL files in CURA. I have experimented with quite a few print bed materials, but what I like the most, and have found to work the best, it a 0.125" think mirror tile and/or a mirror tile (good) with a Kapton tape surface (best). I use the typical Elmers glue stick for bed adhesion. If I print with ABS, then I make up an ABS/Acetone slurry, which works well.

    My application is typically making small parts and brackets, etc for my full-scale B737-800 flight simulator project with 6dof Motion Platform. 3D Printing can be a life saver when you need a special part that is not dimension critical, and where high strength is required.

    Mike
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  6. sagrada737

    sagrada737 New Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Below is a photo showing my Creality 10S Pro 3D Printing area of my shop...

    Mike

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  7. vietdn

    vietdn New Member

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    I have a heavily modded cr10s and planning to buy a resin printer in the near future. Really want to see how the new mono's perform.
  8. Andrew Bird

    Andrew Bird New Member

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    I'm running my old but trusty Anet A8 with E3D clone hotend and remote extruder. Upgraded to a server power supply and in an enclosure for printing ABS. Only had one real issue since first setting it up and that was the power connector on the external mosfet came loose causing it to reboot during prints. Just had to strip the wire and re-tighten and all is happy again. It will be back into heavy use shortly as I need to print SFX-100 parts and will use ABS for that as well.
  9. Zippo246

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    I'm using a Creality Ender5. Upgraded the board to Creality 1.5, axis movement is now silent. Bear in mind you can get better boards now for the same price. Always on a learning curve....
  10. Zippo246

    Zippo246 Member

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    For the failed prints it saves time I guess...