3D Printed Parts

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  1. bogusbandit56

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    They do make you smile:)
     
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  2. Sterling101

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    I printed my Edge in silver pla (not pla+ that I usually use) at 220c all through. Have a few minute little strings but nothing major at all but then again that new hot end set up has made the world of difference to my prints so it may or may not be related...
     
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  3. TomMonton

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    I like this concept much better. Thinking of you could cut a basic aluminum soda can to use as a more durable boiler. Easy to find parts too.
     
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    Yep, I could find them in the street thanks to the drunken yobs that are too lazy to put them in a bin.
    I will post some of my recycled ones on the Christmas fallout thread.
     
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  5. That other video you posted they used a Pepsi can and it still had enough flex to pop , it did have two sides that flexed where this one is solid on the top.
     
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  6. bogusbandit56

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    I know the better the flex in the motor the more power they produce so I may build a recycled pop can motor.
    It`s a shame these motors don`t work on a bigger scale.
     
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    The aluminum is so thin you can cut it with ordinary scissors. The struggle will be keeping a nice even edge and not crush the sidewalls in.

    Tonight I'm running a test piece of the 3dlabprint piper to see if my walls come out a little better. I changed a bunch of things that should make a real difference .... we'll see right ? Primarily I added a hop to the z axis and speed of retraction that wasnt there before.

    Cura will do it all only the menu navigation is really awkward to step through. I just cannot afford the buck fifty it cost for a copy of software. All in good time I keep telling myself.
     
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  8. I think you have a bit of Malukk in you so all will be fine. :)
     
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  9. My wife looked at me and said where the heck did you get this idea, I said Ian. :D :D Oh, she also said was it worth the time, I said you betcha. :)
     
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    Ha...

    I may have over done this a little ... my walls are looking great but I think I have too much infill going on. I've lost the airplane kinda hollow wing look with set to 20%[​IMG]
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  11. bogusbandit56

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    I just had mine going in the kitchen sink:)
    I had not given it enough time to get going before
    The video did not work as the SD card is duff:( So this one will have to do:D
     
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    Yes, I have that affect on women:D
     
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    I have been printing at 200 with Esun silver PLA but notice that the hot end was catching some infill that was sticking up.
    I have turned the temperature up to 210 and the problem is solved.
     
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    A lot of it for each filament is trial and error to find the sweet spot that works best. I've got some filament that goes loopy at over 205c and just blobs everywhere and some PLA+ that prefers 225c.
    All about the little tweaks until you get it just right :)
     
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    Guys,just so you know,the highly respected tool company Dremel is now selling PLA filament approx £19 a roll and for those in the UK it is being sold via Argos.
     
  16. bogusbandit56

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    Is that a KG roll?
    Hobby King is where I got my Esun PLA filament, from £11.00 a roll depending on what type and colour.
    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/3d-printing-diy/filament/pla.html
     
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    I have taken up the mantle of Frankenstein and created Darth B9. By grafting Darth Vader` s head onto the B9 robot from the original Lost in Space series.

    The Mechanical Misfit will still want you to join him on the Dark Side but will give you prior Warning Warning of your demise if you refuse:D

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    It does not give a weight but states that the roll is 162 metres,thats approx. 500 ft of filament,and I have learned my lesson with cheap filament so I will not be buying from hobbyking.The name Dremel inspires confidence in the product so I might just give that a go.
     
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    That's cool,i am fascinated by bizarre looking deep sea monsters [ blame david Attenborough ] and I might start making a few if I can find them via net lol
     
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  20. That's strange, I have never seen it sold by the foot, always by the weight
     
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