3D printers...who has one?


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I gotta say, the atomic jet black is definitely blacker then the inland significantly. It makes the inland black look grey in certain light. If you need black black, then atomic jet black is :bigthumb:

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Also made this guy for the kids testing out the rainbow filament some more. The color gradient change isn't as often as I was hoping for but it still looks cool.

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What settings are you running for the .8? Specifically initial layer height and layer height?
 
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What settings are you running for the .8? Specifically initial layer height and layer height?
I have 2 profiles right now. 0.45 and 0.60

Layer height 0.45
First layer - 0.3
30m/s

Layer height 0.60
First layer - 0.3
25m/s

I have found I get good adhesion with 0.3 (sometimes too good, bed at 60c).

But the main thing is I had to slow things way down with the bigger nozzle and then zero in on a temperature per filament. (Rainbow liked it a bit hotter then black, but both had to go +5-15c from smaller nozzle temps) and it's still not perfect but good enough for my uses. I have been debating on throwing in a .6 nozzle so I can still do finer details stuff while still having an increase speed with larger layer capabilities but getting things calibrated is kind of a PITA sometimes :rofl:

Those cubes were .45 layer height.
 
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I have a bltouch coming Wednesday too. Then whenever I get a chance to dick around for a few hours, I have a roll of PETG Starry Night V3 I want to try to get printing on a .2 or .4 nozzle to see what it looks like.
 
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Oh also make sure your layer overlap is 45%-60 with the bigger nozzle. Stock is 25%. Seems to fill out better and have more strength.
 
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note....making threads at 0.45 layer height doesnt work well :rofl:
 
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Looking alright so far!

Something for ryobi? Kind of looks like a battery slot
 

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Found a different battery holder than the one you printed that intrigued me. Battery clips in and can be mounted upside down. I’ve got a folding work bench I might mount the batteries to so they’d hang underneath when it’s open. 5 hour print.
 

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Got two printed today since my wife wasn’t scared to clear the bed and start a new one. They both have the same flaws on them so I think I’m going to reslice them in prusaslicer and see if that makes a difference. Also looks like my temp needs to come up maybe?

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Do the batteries click in securely?

What temperature are you running? I would try 5-10c+ to see if it fills out better on the ridges. Or slow it down 10-20mm/s with same temps to see if its any better.
 

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Batteries click in just fine. Just started a prusaslicer sliced one. See how it goes.
 
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Batteries click in just fine. Just started a prusaslicer sliced one. See how it goes.
I have been using prusa more lately. Cura is good for tree supports though, but always seems to print a bit slower.

I haven't messed with any other slicers yet, but I hear simplify and slic3r are also decent. I guess each also have their strengths and weaknesses.
 

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whats your print acceleration rate (mm/s/s) you may be accelerating/decelerating too fast as i notice the layer shift doesnt appear around the large radius corners
 

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Belts tight, Y axis was a touch loose, pulled it apart and checked bearings too and everything is good. Went back to a .4 nozzle for some small stuff. Might revisit larger again later but hate the way it looks honestly. I do have a .5 and .6 nozzle also
 
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Belts tight, Y axis was a touch loose, pulled it apart and checked bearings too and everything is good. Went back to a .4 nozzle for some small stuff. Might revisit larger again later but hate the way it looks honestly. I do have a .5 and .6 nozzle also
Same. I went back to a .4 for now to do more detailed stuff that the .8 was failing on. Might try a .6 but I do miss the time savings with a .8 :rofl:

Nozzle box went from 2 hrs to 6 hours :(
 

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That’s neat. Looks like maybe the nozzle was too close though.

have you tried the ironing feature?
 
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That’s neat. Looks like maybe the nozzle was too close though.

have you tried the ironing feature?
I think so too. I got a bl touch, I think it's time to throw that puppy on...

Been really debating on printing a direct drive mount. Also have some TPU coming tomorrow.

Yes I have tried ironing. It looks nice but man does it add a ton of time to the print.

I did one set of my vslot covers ironed and one not.

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