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Old 17-01-2017, 03:12 PM   #16
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Can you scan parts or would they need designing on CAD?
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Old 17-01-2017, 03:16 PM   #17
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Can you scan parts or would they need designing on CAD?
Some machines have a built in scanner, mine doesn't so personally no. But if you want to buy me a scanner for about £300 I'll scan and print stuff for you
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Old 17-01-2017, 03:59 PM   #18
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Is a heat plate needed, I had a quick look at this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flashforge®...ct_top?ie=UTF8 has rave reviews but no heat plate so guessing not needed.
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Old 17-01-2017, 04:14 PM   #19
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mine doesnt have a heated plate, larger items are more likely to warp without as it cools quicker
maplin might have some on display if you want to see one before buying
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Old 17-01-2017, 04:21 PM   #20
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Just noticed that one doesn't do abs plastic which is recommended for car stuff anyway. Thanks for the help.
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Old 17-01-2017, 04:32 PM   #21
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Just noticed that one doesn't do abs plastic which is recommended for car stuff anyway. Thanks for the help.
this looks awesome on youtube

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XYZ-Printi...4AAOSwzaJYBNGv
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Old 14-02-2017, 09:19 AM   #22
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I can draw up parts on CAD if anyone needs it.
How is the 3D printer going?
It took me a while to set mine up properly but it prints ok now. I've got a hictop aluminium extrusion prusa i3 but it's now been modified so that it can print better quality bits.
ABS plastic is tricky to get the settings right on as it likes to warp alot. Takes abit of trail and error and you definitely need a heated bed.
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Old 16-02-2017, 11:39 AM   #23
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I'm having extruder feed issues, looks like I'll just order a part in payday.
I have loads of ideas for cad stuff but I'm pineapple.

To get around a heated bed I do the largest skirt I can fit, sometimes for larger objects I'll use more supports than have a large surface on the bed. It's all trial and error really when printing something new
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Old 16-02-2017, 11:40 AM   #24
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had a brand new mini wiring loom turn up the other day for my restoration , and the plug that goes into the back of the dials/dash looks to be 3d printed ( its a funny plug , not std i am sure )

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Old 16-02-2017, 11:50 AM   #25
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I'm having extruder feed issues
Which extruder are you using.
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Old 16-02-2017, 01:18 PM   #26
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This part. The bearing doesn't spin so the feed isn't continuos. I've changed the bolt and stuff and nothing seems to be great. Only a tenner for a new one

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Old 17-02-2017, 01:18 PM   #27
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This part. The bearing doesn't spin so the feed isn't continuos. I've changed the bolt and stuff and nothing seems to be great. Only a tenner for a new one
I see. I have a plastic one. Filament wouldn't feed as there was no tension between bearing and drive gear and no means of adjustment. Ended up putting a shim underneath the spring,
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