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    Thumbs up 3D printers ?

    Hi guys,

    just wondering what are your thoughts about 3D printers ?

    I'm not talking just about overpriced NA manufacturers but especially about award winning UV Anycubic, Delta printers, Tevo Tornado/Geetech/Qidi/FLSUN printers and those are just a few that came on my mind there is like 20+ more manufacturers.

    Also taking into consideration filaments like bronze, wood, flexibles, PLA/+/, ABS, and more and more are popping out each month yet.

    Your thoughts ?
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    The technology is maturing, there seem to be a lot of new companies, interest and consumer applications, but I don't know much about them. I've played a bit with the abs plastic cheap ones, but I wasn't impressed with the quality, other than for cheap toy applications. I am sure the more professional ones are amazing, just outside of the average consumer reach last time I looked at them a couple of years back.

    Considering they use 3D printing to even produce turbine blades for plane jet engines, I am sure the technology is mature enough already for professional use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    The technology is maturing, there seem to be a lot of new companies, interest and consumer applications, but I don't know much about them. I've played a bit with the abs plastic cheap ones, but I wasn't impressed with the quality, other than for cheap toy applications. I am sure the more professional ones are amazing, just outside of the average consumer reach last time I looked at them a couple of years back.

    Considering they use 3D printing to even produce turbine blades for plane jet engines, I am sure the technology is mature enough already for professional use.
    the technology is here you can print shoes or scarf or gloves, this is link to a site if you are interested www.thingiverse.com

    Preparing to print the medieval castle at once or grand castle generator (of course I have to generate the castle first)

    Philip and this would peek your interest for sure : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd3FGrIDYn8
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    Just got a creality ender 3. Great little 3d printer. The tech is where 2d printers were in the late 80's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightowl View Post
    Just got a creality ender 3. Great little 3d printer. The tech is where 2d printers were in the late 80's.
    creality is very good company, I was deciding between creality and anycubic and went with anycubic chiron. Unfortunately Chiron doesn't have the auto leveling feature but the build volume is massive

    I'm looking now at ...tevo 'little' monster the speed is incredible as is the volume or wanhao duplicator with upgraded extruder

    anyway, did you try flexibles or wood ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivas View Post
    creality is very good company, I was deciding between creality and anycubic and went with anycubic chiron. Unfortunately Chiron doesn't have the auto leveling feature but the build volume is massive

    I'm looking now at ...tevo 'little' monster the speed is incredible as is the volume or wanhao duplicator with upgraded extruder

    anyway, did you try flexibles or wood ?
    not yet...waiting for some TPU from amazon to come in so I can print a cell phone case for my MOTO Z3 play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightowl View Post
    not yet...waiting for some TPU from amazon to come in so I can print a cell phone case for my MOTO Z3 play.
    SLOW SLOW SLOW! I print my TPU at 20mm/s 50% first layer with hairspray. 0 retraction. Is your extruder good to go? I had to print a better extruder to narrow the gap. also used capricorn bowden for more consistent flow rate and a seperate LA profile also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morbidpete View Post
    SLOW SLOW SLOW! I print my TPU at 20mm/s 50% first layer with hairspray. 0 retraction. Is your extruder good to go? I had to print a better extruder to narrow the gap. also used capricorn bowden for more consistent flow rate and a seperate LA profile also.
    don't use hairspray use glue stick, much better
    my extruder ? I got all parts but when I look at it my head starts spinning
    there is one European company and they are making printing platforms from 3 materials the main one is polyurethane and everything sticks to it, I swear if you spit on it you cant get it off lol
    the waiting period is about 3 weeks and price depends on size
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    My delta is probably the worst one I own. Anycubic Linear Plus. Hate it/ Love my cr-10s and cr-10s5. Use ABL (added myself) on both. One a BLTouch and the other inductive from TH3D. with the mirror and ABL, no issues. I print mostly PLA, some wood PLA and some TPU. Never messed with the metal or ABS. Dont feel like building an enclosure. I have all metal V6's with Olson ruby nozzles and volcanoes but just have not had a need. Recently updated all 3 to 1.1.9 and calibrated the LA. Made a huge difference in zits and infill quality.

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    hi pete long time no see !

    anycubic got just the Mega and chiron, they are coming this year with anycubic predator, 3d delta printer. creality means quality you can't go wrong there
    loved my tevo tornado to the point when control box caught fire and tevo was unable/refused to replace it. How do you like the TPU, got any pictures ? . for ABS it's always the first Qidi printer, no problem stacking to heat bed and for larger prints I have to use magikoo glue
    Right now i'm trying to figure out how to put E3D Aero on chiron, pain in the butt
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    I have to learn this new language you speak. I didn't understand 1/4 of this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    I have to learn this new language you speak. I didn't understand 1/4 of this post.
    Leftyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    http://www.3dprinterprices.net/faqs/

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