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Modding The 3D Printing Thread

Discussion in 'Modding' started by SkiDave, 6 Jun 2015.

  1. Byron C

    Byron C *psst!* This guy is a loser!

    12 Apr 2002
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    Yeah, that might be tricky - there isn't anywhere you can easily split that into sections as there's a lot of detail... Do you have a finished model that you want to print? If not that'll be your first step - taking that design and turning it into a printable model.
  2. Archtronics

    Archtronics Well-Known Member

    27 Jun 2006
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    Ordered one through eBay in the end as it was £40 cheaper, delivered yesterday but sadly I’m working away until tomorrow so haven’t had chance to have a play.

    Hopefully the bed will be level otherwise I can just pick up an aftermarket one.

    Also ordered some of the dampers, 2 rolls of filament and some TL smoother chips

    Any other worth while upgrades before I put it together?
    Also is sticking spray stuff a worth while investment?
  3. Dr. Coin

    Dr. Coin Active Member

    13 Sep 2013
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    Surprising it sat in my basement for four months before I got to trying out my birthday present to myself.
    Picked up a Prusa i3 MK3. Besides running the standard set of calibration and some of the included test print files these are the first items printed.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Two prints, on the left the figure was print on its back and the one on the right was printed upright. Only cleanup so far has been removal of supports. I was surprised to see how iridescent the silver PLA is (free spool that my printer shipped with). I add the third image to prove that the two figures are printed in the same material/colour. Ignore the eraser helping prop the right figure up in the third image, couldn't find the balancing sweat spot.
    Yaka and MLyons like this.

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