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Features Assembling a Prusa MK3S 3D Printer

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 16 Jul 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. adidan

    adidan Avatar now in stock for xmas 2019

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    Dear god, this just ruined my reading of the article...

    I do fancy me a 3D printer though.
     
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  3. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    You know you're old, when...
     
  4. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I was still in school in 2017
     
  5. adidan

    adidan Avatar now in stock for xmas 2019

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    To be fair that's because you kept getting held back year after year :p
     
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  6. Jeff Hine

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    Why do I get the feeling I left school before some here were born...? :(
     
  7. tribalman

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    While injection molding is faster and allows for lower cost of production of parts, the Original Prusa i3 printers are a fork of the RepRap project. The point is to try and have as much 3D printable as possible.

    From reprap.org "RepRap takes the form of a free desktop 3D printer capable of printing plastic objects. Since many parts of RepRap are made from plastic and RepRap prints those parts, RepRap self-replicates by making a kit of itself - a kit that anyone can assemble given time and materials. It also means that - if you've got a RepRap - you can print lots of useful stuff, and you can print another RepRap for a friend..."

    I have a mk3, and of the 4 printers I've dealt with it is the easiest to work with. Had it for a year and it is a champ. Issues I usually have end up being with a model not being well done and I don't check it fully, or filament issues because I tend to buy the cheaper stuff. No major issues. PLA has been easy to work with, but PETG has been even easier, especially when the textured sheet was made available after production issues.
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Nice score, Alex! :D
    I'll probably set up a foundry or get a welder before I get a printer. I think I'm wired different. I know too many people that can print stuff for me now.
     
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    Stick the welder (assuming wire-feed) in place of an FDM print head, and you have a metal 3D printer!
     
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    Now that is what i'm talking about!
     
  11. Dr. Coin

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    I really like my Prusa. But I got to remember not to print direct from the PC if I am not going to be using the computer for the entire duration of the print. Three times I have left the computer and three flabbergasting times Windows decided to make my experience better by updating and rebooting. Results of the latest interrupted when I moved the print head up to clear the board.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Ow. Yeah, never plug a mill or printer into the internet. The current Windows staff think users only shart around playing candycrushsaga.
    My personal favorite dumb windows10 moment? I played a game to push the new rig's temps. It crashed. It was a message from 10 saying they were not going to interrupt me during "gaming mode."

    @edzieba - They are gonna have a fun time getting that to bridge, though. The arc will want to bend to the nearest metal.
     
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  13. David

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    To be fair, 2017 was 14 Doge years ago.

    I built my printer three years ago, but lack of space means I haven't switched it on in almost 18 months. :sigh:
     
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  14. Dr. Coin

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    Not internet, was just lasy. Rather than copying gcode file to a SD card I was using the USB cable.
     
  15. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Turn auto-update off.
     
  16. Hustler

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    Mother of God...that assembly job made me break out in a sweat, there is no way I'd trust myself to put something like together..just building a PC gives me palpitations, giving me that to build would probably put me in the ground.
     
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    Mebbe just me, but I was looking forward to a highlight video akin to the 'fifth' episode in the TR-Z build series...
     
  18. David

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    Building one from a kind is a great educational experience - you come away from it with a far greater understanding of how they work and, more importantly, what can contribute to given problems.

    I'd definitely recommend it.
     
  19. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    If only it was that easy...

    @Maki role Can't wait for the first projects using this!
     
  20. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    'Pause updates'... or don;t print things on patch tuesday ;)
     
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