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3D printer recommendations
#1
Hi everyone

I know a few of you have 3D printers and my wife is going to buy me one for my 50th birthday this year.
I have been looking at the ultimaker and was wondering if anyone had some other suggestions.
I have never used one before.

Cheers

Steve
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(02-12-2019, 11:19 PM)Ste Collister Wrote: Hi everyone

I know a few of you have 3D printers and my wife is going to buy me one for my 50th birthday this year.
I have been looking at the ultimaker and was wondering if anyone had some other suggestions.
I have never used one before.

Cheers

Steve

OMG, Spooky or what, I will be 50 next week and guess what my Mrs is getting me for my birthday?

Not sure yet what it will be, but once I have it set up and working I'll let you know how I get on.
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Just joined after a year or better using this site because batteries are my hobby. Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate all of your help and knowledge. Thank you.
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#4
I have my eye on a Prusa Mk3
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#5
Thanks guys.

The prusa mk3 looks good.

Cheers

Steve
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#6
My wife bought me the Prusa mk3 s.
I really enjoyed putting it together and have spent the last week virtually printing non stop.
Very happy with it.

Cheers

Steve
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Can we see your first prints?? Smile
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#8
Got the printer (TronXY X3A with a few pending upgrades once I can print them) also enjoyed putting it together.

First few test prints to set it up went fine, started to print some battery mounts.
Three printed well so I set it up to do two at a time, left it to print while I was out, came home to a total mess on the print build plate due to a power cut halfway through the print.

After that nothing would print correctly, found that one of the Z axis motors had failed.
Replaced both of the motors and the printer is now operating correctly in all axis, however I am having an issue with the prints failing mid print.

The first layers print fine between a third to half of the print then the hotend starts to block in the tube just before the heater, not sure what's causing it.
I though maybe it was the filament I'm using but it was printing ok to start with so not sure.
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7 kWp Solar Panels (28 x 250Wp Shinetime Mono).
14 X APS YC500i Micro Inverters.
28 X 40P 18650 cell packs/modules configured as 14S 80P.
Sofar Mass Energy ME3000SP AC coupled charger/inverter.
Still sourcing and processing cells for powerwall.
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[diy Wrote:xbpasb[/diy] Korishan pid='47406' dateline='1552671630'] Can we see your first prints??   Smile
This was my first print.

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good gift, wish you happiness。
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