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by jonb
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2884
Views: 346699

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Ah right, cheers Mark.
by jonb
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

You have been busy! Must have been a lot of fun. I suppose that the Huxley is pretty floppy with all that threaded rod in the frame, even with those neat little braces you designed. It might benefit from triangulation on the sides, starting from the top of the frame, going to the desk level. Of cour...
by jonb
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2884
Views: 346699

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Regarding the Torch Z80 co-pros, I don't see a power connector. Does it get power from the Tube?
by jonb
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

Bit of a mad professor special, that one... liking the Kawasaki colour scheme!

I bet it prints better than the CR6. Are you sure you want one? :lol:
by jonb
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

Shipping kills it a little, unless you buy lots of it. Not sure about the orange colour either!

Is the Amazon Basic stuff any good though?
by jonb
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

What’s that?
by jonb
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

For all the hype, though, the CR6 sounds like a fun printer and one that'll just make stuff reliably and well. Yes, that's how I read it. Not sure Creality themselves are hype mongers. More like the overexcited would-be owners (until the next shiny toy pops up). I confess: I was never, ever going t...
by jonb
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

Seems like the Creality branded filament is rubbish. Either that, or his slicer profile is out. I'm a little bit concerned by the extruder problems. Should have worked as-is. Took him a while to fix and he is an expert. What hope for us noobs? As to the PSU and fan, well it is going to be easy to sw...
by jonb
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

I just watched this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvxljVfQPUI

The print quality he got was amazing.
by jonb
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

Is there a compromise between strength and heat resilience, versus ease of printing? I get that PLA is the easy stuff, but don’t like the idea of it melting in the sun. Moreover, I’m interested in functional prints (probably said this before) so I’m looking for a filament that is tough enough. What ...
by jonb
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

So you are not just streets ahead of me, you are in a different country! I am thinking that I should stick with PET for now; though I will soon be after something a bit more temperature resistant. You know a PET object will melt in the sun... especially in the car. However I can learn the ropes with...
by jonb
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

Well, the KS is over and we are now waiting for our emails from Creality. Thankfully it didn't get to the $5M level as I think a coloured frame would have looked a bit pants. I now have a couple of months to learn some CAD skills, only I'm busy now with another project... :roll: I expect you will ex...
by jonb
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

I'm impatient, as anyone who has read one of my computer repair threads will know. I suppose I should dismantle it fully then reassemble just to get familiar with it but I am more interested in what I can do with it. Hmm, I wonder if the Capricorn tube will come in a retail pack with the cutter and ...
by jonb
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

Phew. I'll be happy just to start printing out of the box (after 15 mins assembly)!
by jonb
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

Yes. Old nozzles will fit but the CR6 sock won’t sit straight due to being moulded for the nozzle step I pictured. Creality advised altering the sock to fit, which would mean the CR6 nozzle may lose some heat efficiency. Looking at the design, it appears the step is there to locate the edge of the s...
by jonb
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

I mean the CR6SE nozzle has a different tip profile. You can use normal nozzles but the sock won't fit properly. CR6 nozzle has an additional step machined into its end cone: cr6 nozzle.JPG ..and the silicone sock is moulded to match. Though, probably not a big deal to get another sock. 3rd party ve...
by jonb
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

Gosh, you have been busy. What is the effect on printing quality? Could you post a few pictures of your prints? You'll probably find that the silicone sock wont fit properly over those spare nozzles you have already. The tip is a different profile to standard. CR6 Max is too expensive. It's just a C...
by jonb
Sun May 31, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5989
Views: 614772

Re: Today I received.....

One of these.. IMG_6642.jpg Many years ago I had a DRZ-400S (the green laning version) and had a boat load of fun on it. I traded it in against a looney sports bike, and have had them ever since. The last acquisition was a very expensive Triumph, hugely fast and evil looking. Yet, in 21 months I did...
by jonb
Sun May 31, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

tbh the 3d printer is the least interesting part. It's what you can do with it that matters. Agree 100%. Yet the 3D printing community seems to spend as much time printing upgrades for their printers than something useful. Kind of "art for art's sake". So, hats off to Christoph Laimer for his 600W ...
by jonb
Sat May 30, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

Fortunately, Creality have resolved their supply issues (apparently) and are now saying that the printers will have a Meanwell PSU after all. Of course there are other branded Chinese PSUs that are no doubt as good as or better than Meanwell PSUs, but I don't know any of them. On the other hand I've...
by jonb
Fri May 29, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

Creality are now saying there won't be a Meanwell PSU fitted to the CR-6 SE.

Siting supply shortages. It's in the KS comments section. Many backers are threatening to cancel.

https://www.reddit.com/r/CR6/comments/g ... witcheroo/
by jonb
Fri May 29, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

I think it wouldn’t work very well and you would end up inhaling toxic burning PTFE, as you have no heat break. The hotend is aluminium (or copper on high temp ones) but the heat break is a much less heat conductive material like titanium or stainless steel. So fitting an insert doesn’t put a full ...
by jonb
Fri May 29, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

I sure hope so, scruss. However, I've seen one review that said the supplied stuff wasn't much good (albeit, on a beta test machine). Have been looking around for filament. It's flippin' expensive right now... all those 3D printed PPE visors and masks I expect. I'm still haven't found a good 3D prin...
by jonb
Thu May 28, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

Answering my own question.. all prices from a well known auction site . Ender 3 Pro £240 Z axis second stepper motor £10 Z axis second lead screw £8 Z axis second stepper motor to lead screw coupling £4 Z axis lead screw end support x 2 £7 Z axis 20T belt drive gear x 2 £8 Z axis synchronisation bel...
by jonb
Thu May 28, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

You heard of thermal runaway, right? I call that "upgrade runaway". :lol: But at least you have learned an awful lot about the machinery, and you can answer the question of "Just how far can I take a RepRap?" with authority. My (rather obvious) reason to go with this model rather than an Ender 3 (or...
by jonb
Thu May 28, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

Ha! I’m not going to make any stupid Benchies. Silly little thing that doesn’t even float! I note the propensity of 3D printer owners for making ornamental knickknacks and really, my study is cluttered enough. Definitely will print some test objects though, just to get the settings dialled in. I kno...
by jonb
Thu May 28, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

There's another review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9BDPS-a_g0 Not very informative, apart from the bit where he says the filament supplied with the machine isn't very good. Rather unhelpfully, he shows a different filament that looked to have printed really well, but doesn't say what brand it ...
by jonb
Wed May 27, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

scruss wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 2:37 pm

My standard filament (eSun PLA+ or PET-G) costs me the equivalent of £17.21/kg, including sales tax. The premium stuff (Materio3D) is £26.71/kg. Reckon on your first spool being down entirely to learning.
That's a good price, where do you buy it from and does it include delivery?
by jonb
Wed May 27, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

Yeah, 3D design is a steep learning curve. I haven't even started with that yet. It's intimidating. I encountered the "When is it finished?" conundrum with PCB design / layout. There is always "just one more tweak" to perform prior to sending the files off for fabrication. Like anyone else who has a...
by jonb
Tue May 26, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 10231

Re: 3D printing advice

Yes, you are quite right and it's been commented on many times on the Kickstarter thread.

How about a picture of your Huxley?

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