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by Lez0
November 6th, 2018, 4:59 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: If you were designing a 3D printer .... what would you want?
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Re: If you were designing a 3D printer .... what would you want?

I am surprised "Properly built, inspected, tested & a one year warranty" didn't get any votes. This get my vote.
by Lez0
October 31st, 2018, 12:04 pm
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura 3.5 ??
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Re: Cura 3.5 ??

I reported the problem to Cura and it appears there are a few people with the same problem, supports where they shouldn't be. One person had them on the top of there print!!
by Lez0
October 31st, 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: General Large Scale Printer Area
Topic: My Top 4...at this point...!
Replies: 9
Views: 2995

Re: My Top 4...at this point...!

I have been looking at reviews of some of them. It is really surprising and annoying that when you see a "professional review" of a large printer they only print small items! I would have thought the idea was to use the printer for large parts. If you don't think the printer is reliable enough to do...
by Lez0
October 30th, 2018, 4:38 am
Forum: General Large Scale Printer Area
Topic: My Top 4...at this point...!
Replies: 9
Views: 2995

Re: My Top 4...at this point...!

Hi Paul
There's been quite a few months since you did this video.
I noticed there are many new companies making large 3D printers, Athorbot, Copymaster etc.
Do you have any opinions on any of these, after all you are "the man in the know"
Thanks in advance.
Lez
by Lez0
October 28th, 2018, 3:22 am
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura 3.5 ??
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Re: Cura 3.5 ??

Well I think there it is sometimes better to stick with the "Old that work" rather than the "New and improved".
Windows NT4 using Netscape Navigator.........
by Lez0
October 24th, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura 3.5 ??
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Re: Cura 3.5 ??

Yes that's correct. It shouldn't have supports as the angle is 60° and the software is set to 50°, it's a simple hinge.
3.5.1 says it need supports while 3.4 say it doesn't.
There is a small boss on the other side that does need supports.
Does that make sense?
by Lez0
October 23rd, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura 3.5 ??
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Cura 3.5 ??

I have Cura 3.5.1 and 3.4.0
I am getting better results with Cura 3.4.0.
Print times:
Cura 3.5.1, 8hrs 44mins
Cura 3.4, 8hrs 41mins
Both have exactly the same settings.
Is anybody else getting different results?
Cura3.5.1.png
Cura 3.5.1 See supports.
by Lez0
October 23rd, 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Show off your latest print
Topic: Largest print on my Folger yet
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Largest print on my Folger yet

Forgive my ignorance, but what is a ACM bed?
by Lez0
October 22nd, 2018, 6:17 am
Forum: Show off your latest print
Topic: Largest print on my Folger yet
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Largest print on my Folger yet

What's your problem with levelling the bed? I had a problem getting the bed level, it has a slight dip in the middle. I set the bed every time I use the printer as it seems to move from time to time. I have some more large prints to do. I think I'l replace the vinyl mat before I start and put it on ...
by Lez0
October 19th, 2018, 8:51 am
Forum: Show off your latest print
Topic: Largest print on my Folger yet
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Largest print on my Folger yet

Hi All This might not look exciting, but for me it's a milestone. I have had the Folger FT5 for just over a year now and have been doing bigger and bigger prints, also different materials. This print is 250mm x 205mm x 80mm material PLA. Designed by myself for a friend's project. I played around wit...
by Lez0
September 15th, 2018, 5:47 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Successful 1st ABS Print
Replies: 20
Views: 1344

Re: Successful 1st ABS Print

Print look good.
The main problem I have with ABS is sticking to the bed. I bough some vinyl mats and they work great.
I also don't have a cooling fan.
by Lez0
July 30th, 2018, 5:01 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Print a brick
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: Print a brick

Hi I don't know which brick you downloaded but I downloaded a 2x4 lego brick and measured it. Real Lego brick 15.78x31.78 downloaded stl file 16x32. So the 3D model is not to scale. I am guessing Lego have a small gap between the bricks so you can assemble them. Also I always make 3D models like thi...
by Lez0
July 27th, 2018, 3:45 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Noob with tons of questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1218

Re: Noob with tons of questions

Hi Having gone through the process myself in the past year I know how you feel, it looks like a minefield. I knew very little about 3D printing when I was given a Folger FT5, it was in kit form. They said about 20 hours to build, I spent about twice that before I got my first print. Expect to learn ...
by Lez0
July 13th, 2018, 3:13 am
Forum: Special brand filaments
Topic: Polymaker Polywood filament
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: Polymaker Polywood filament

I am guessing that each manufacture uses different material to get the wood effect.
I use Sunlu and it prints with the same settings as PLA and give excellent results, I did a Groot as well.
Yours seems a bit more "wood" than plastic colored wood, if you know what I mean.
by Lez0
June 28th, 2018, 2:04 am
Forum: CAD and 3D Modeling Software
Topic: CAD for a 12 year old
Replies: 5
Views: 1822

Re: CAD for a 12 year old

Thanks all.
He is starting to use TinkerCAD. It does look easy to use.
No doubt when he outgrows this he'll know what he wants to use.

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