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by Lez0
June 24th, 2018, 10:08 am
Forum: CAD and 3D Modeling Software
Topic: CAD for a 12 year old
Replies: 3
Views: 58

CAD for a 12 year old

Can anyone recommend a 3D CAD system that easy to use for a 12 year old. He is getting a 3D printer and will need to able to do his own models. The lad will probably be some sort of Engineer, poor kid (Dilbert). He will have the joy of learning to 3D print first, then he'll be looking to advance. It...
by Lez0
June 8th, 2018, 7:30 am
Forum: Wireless Printing and Controllers
Topic: Resume 3D print
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Resume 3D print

I have just seen this on Kickstarter, it continues your 3D print if it is stopped for whatever reason. I'll have to get one, it looks amazing!!!! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/resumer3d/resumer-3d-resume-your-interrupted-3d-prints-autom I have just been informed from the Resume 3D that this d...
by Lez0
June 4th, 2018, 5:37 am
Forum: Speciality and Experimental Filaments
Topic: Best wood-fill filament?
Replies: 20
Views: 4677

Re: Best wood-fill filament?

Hi all I have just seem this post so sorry if it's a late reply. I also have wood filled PLA from SUNLU: https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B01M1EATN5/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I didn't think I needed to change anything for this filament. I used PLA settings and changed nothing, prin...
by Lez0
June 1st, 2018, 4:17 am
Forum: Wireless Printing and Controllers
Topic: Setting up Octoprint on the Raspberry Pi3 (video)
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Setting up Octoprint on the Raspberry Pi3 (video)

Hi Paul Another great video. I set up one of these a few weeks ago and it has made printing a lot easier. I decided to buy a Raspberry Pi camera with my Pi3 to make the setup easier. To try it out I used a network cable, that way you don't need to change anything. Download the image, burn to an SD c...
by Lez0
May 31st, 2018, 2:16 am
Forum: ABS Filament General Discussion
Topic: Layer splitting with ABS
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: Layer splitting with ABS

Found out why part of the print was not very good.
I used Cura with "Use adaptive layers" set with the default settings.
This was used to cut the print time down, but resulted in crappy walls.
I wouldn't be using this setting again.....

Lez0
by Lez0
May 30th, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: ABS Filament General Discussion
Topic: Layer splitting with ABS
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: Layer splitting with ABS

Well I have done a few parts in PETG, some aren't perfect but better than ABS. This part below is 180mm tall. As you can see at the top it started to print better for some reason. I'll have to play with the settings to get a better part but the first results look good, at 240 nozzle 80 bed 0.25 laye...
by Lez0
May 27th, 2018, 3:46 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Quiet 3D printer
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Quiet 3D printer

I found this video:



I must admit it looks a bit scary.
by Lez0
May 25th, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Heating failed, Printer halted, Please reset.
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Heating failed, Printer halted, Please reset.

Thanks Paul, this looks so easy I should be able to do it.
by Lez0
May 25th, 2018, 3:05 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Heating failed, Printer halted, Please reset.
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Heating failed, Printer halted, Please reset.

Hi Paul
This Mosfet thing, is it easy to install, it doesn't look complicated.
Also which one did you use?
by Lez0
May 24th, 2018, 2:37 am
Forum: ABS Filament General Discussion
Topic: Layer splitting with ABS
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: Layer splitting with ABS

Thanks Anders Olsson What you say makes sense. I have bought another make of ABS and it prints a lot better at the same settings 100°C bed 240°C nozzle. I have no problem with the ABS sticking to the bed as I have a plastic type mat that works, sometimes too well as I can have great difficulty getti...
by Lez0
May 22nd, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Quiet 3D printer
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Quiet 3D printer

Thanks Paul, it's on there.
by Lez0
May 21st, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Quiet 3D printer
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Quiet 3D printer

I am now ready to install the TMC2130's.
I noticed there is extra wiring involved and it seems to take out the LCD screen, is that correct for the FT5?
by Lez0
May 21st, 2018, 8:50 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: J-Head not working.
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: J-Head not working.

Hi all I had a bit of time so I had another look at this. I got another J head and tried it. I set it up so the head was fixed to the frame so it would be easy to change things. I was only going to extrude filament not do any printing. I used ABS with the hot end set to 230°C, I could push the filam...
by Lez0
May 20th, 2018, 9:01 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Welcome, where are you from?
Replies: 54
Views: 10152

Re: Welcome, where are you from?

Costa Blanca, Spain (Born in England).
On a steep learning curve with 3D printing.
Folger FT5, it arrived about a years ago, spent 3 months building it, with 2 months gap in the middle for summer.
Using printer to build prototypes, thing for the house and fun stuff.
Thinking about a second printer.

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