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by Lez0
March 21st, 2019, 4:27 am
Forum: Software and Firmware Discussion
Topic: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...
Replies: 17
Views: 448

Re: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...

I have used these type of bearing in other projects. The quality can vary a lot between different suppliers. You can get nice silent smooth bearings or bearings that sound and feel so rough you wouldn't want to use them for anything. It is difficult finding a good supplier, but as the price isn't ve...
by Lez0
March 21st, 2019, 4:16 am
Forum: Folger Tech Large Scale 3D Printers
Topic: Here I go again...the FT-6 is here
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Here I go again...the FT-6 is here

Hi Paul, any idea why I have to wait over 7 mins to see your video?
When I did get to see it you seem to be having fun.
by Lez0
March 19th, 2019, 3:48 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Changing Filament - Very difficult.
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Changing Filament - Very difficult.

I have had the same problem with my Folger FT5. It has the extruder motor close to the nozzle so I believe it's a different design. The last time it broke I simply pushed the filament through by hand to feed it through. This pushed the broken piece out, different colour so you could so it. I then pu...
by Lez0
March 11th, 2019, 3:30 am
Forum: Folger Tech Large Scale 3D Printers
Topic: What materials have you used on the FT5?
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: What materials have you used on the FT5?

Hi Oldsjunkie Thanks for the reply. I bought some PETG to try and I have had some good prints off it. I bought a composite material mat for the bed and it's great. If it's clean the prints stick to it, the only problem is getting them off. I use a sharp knife to get between the print off the mat. As...
by Lez0
March 8th, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Cura
Topic: How to extrude a line before a print.
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: How to extrude a line before a print.

Thanks Paul
I have tried it out and it works, I can tweak it as needed.
Every day I learn a bit more.

Les
by Lez0
March 7th, 2019, 3:52 am
Forum: Cura
Topic: How to extrude a line before a print.
Replies: 3
Views: 229

How to extrude a line before a print.

Hi all I know can do all sorts with g code. I have a simple question about the start of a print. I am using Cura and I want to extrude a line say 50mm long before the print starts as sometimes I don't use a skirt. I want to put a line say 10mm in the X asis (to make sure I miss the clamps) and 50mm ...
by Lez0
February 28th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Creality CR-10 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: New large print with CR-10 S5
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: New large print with CR-10 S5

Have a look at this video, it will give you some ideas.
by Lez0
February 21st, 2019, 4:16 am
Forum: PLA Filament General Discussion
Topic: PLA thickness for air pressure usage
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: PLA thickness for air pressure usage

Hi
I used to work for a company making pressure vessels. We always tested the vessels with water, the reason, it there was a problem the water would leak and the pressure would go down quickly and safely. If you use air to test and the is a problem, BOOM. :-o
Test with water first.
Lez
by Lez0
February 18th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Nut and bolt 3D printed
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Nut and bolt 3D printed

Hi all Has anybody 3D printed, using a filament printer, a nut and bolt that worked. If so what is the smallest you have done. I have done a 6.75 bolt for a lost part for a toy using a square thread and it turned out OK. I am doing a simple clamp, it doesn't have to take a great load, I am just curi...
by Lez0
February 18th, 2019, 2:32 am
Forum: Creality CR-10 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: CCTREE 3D Printer Build Surface not working at all (??)
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: CCTREE 3D Printer Build Surface not working at all (??)

Hi I use a different type of stick on plate: www.amazon.es/UEETEK-Superficie-Impresi%C3%B3n-300mm-Cuadrado/dp/B075XJV5GW/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 I clean mine with alcohol if the parts aren't sticking well, don't use acetate as it takes the coating off. Also check level height with the be...
by Lez0
February 16th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Folger Tech Large Scale 3D Printers
Topic: Part cooling fan tied to Y?
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Part cooling fan tied to Y?

I agree with Robert.
My FT5 had a strange problem when it wouldn't print on the front part of the bed, I finally replaced all the wires to the hot-end and everything is fine. It turned out to be a faulty wire, it would work sometimes but not others.
I also keep fans etc spare just in case.
by Lez0
February 15th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's everyone doing...2019 version!
Replies: 10
Views: 1209

Re: How's everyone doing...2019 version!

Update on the JGAuora A5S. The bed has a slight "hump" in the middle, only about 0.1mm, too small to cause any problems. After a few prints the touch on the touch screen stopped working, so I had to connect it up to the PC to get it to work. I contacted support and they asked me to check the connect...
by Lez0
February 13th, 2019, 1:48 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Thingiverse is still soooo slow
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Thingiverse is still soooo slow

No problem here in Spain.
by Lez0
February 6th, 2019, 2:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's everyone doing...2019 version!
Replies: 10
Views: 1209

Re: How's everyone doing...2019 version!

Hi all The JGAurora A5S arrived yesterday, the day that it was supposed to. The printer is very easy to put together and has good instructions. As the printer had been tested there was a tiny bit of plastic still on the nozzle that I never noticed, so after leveling the bed the first print lifted of...
by Lez0
January 30th, 2019, 3:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's everyone doing...2019 version!
Replies: 10
Views: 1209

Re: How's everyone doing...2019 version!

I have only been in the 3D printing game about a year and a half. My work involves designing just about anything, from cosmetic brushes to plastic injection mould tools. 3D printing has always played a part, first using companies like Shapeways etc. until someone bought me a Floger FT5 (R1) he must ...

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