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Discussion in 'Mods and Upgrades' started by Printed Solid, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Seshan

    Seshan Active Member

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    You live in the states and have just gone to Harbor Freight today? Man, I've debated driving across the boarder just to go to one. :p
     
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  2. Printed Solid

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    @Jeff, it depends on what I'm making. When I make parts that take up a lot of the surface area, I tend to damage the tape when I remove the part. I'll patch it for a while, but eventually get to a point where its just too much of a mess and replace it.
    Small parts, you can get a lot of use out of a single piece.

    Maybe once or twice a week if I'm really doing a lot of printing.
     
  3. Mike Kelly

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    Harry was recommending me a sheet or 2 of borosillicate glass plates, 10x10x.125"

    McMaster-Carr has it under P# 8476K21
     
  4. Harry

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    That is exactly what I have, I have 2 sheets and plan on ordering another today. I chipped one a little on accident.
     
  5. tesseract

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    thanks again Matt forgiving us this list so early on I have already used most of the items
     
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  6. Soupaboy

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    do I NEED anything or can I make do without for now. the printer will be arriving soon...well...im to scared to press confirm order but I will try later :(

    how do you August the bed to be very very vry low down. anyone with a 0.2 nossle diameter? worth it?
     
  7. tesseract

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    Soupa ,Here is a post I made with useful item the sites are for the most part located in teh US but at least you can see what the things are
    http://forums.robo3dprinter.com/index.php?threads/useful-tools.644/#post-1609

    As far as the .2 nozzle I am not sure if you are talking about the nozzle or the resolution. The robo uses a .4 nozzle but can do resolution or layer heights of 100 microns (.1mm) or even lower in some cases on some prints I personal use .2 or 200 microns all the time

    Decreasing the actual nozzle diameter will change a lot of things due to the increased pressure need to extrude the thick material through the smaller diameter opening so please clarify what you are indeed asking.
     
  8. tesseract

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    the lowering adjustment you are talking about is done by adjusting the nozzle height from the bed itself and is usually based on the material and print it needs to be low enough to get good adhesion
     
  9. Soupaboy

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    oh dam. when I buy the printer I will be skins for cash. I just have been dining to buy one and I saw the printrbot simple. after seeing this the printrbot simple sucks and I was born to buy this ;). thanks

    what comes with this printer when you open it a s what do you need that is does. it come with---print bed?
     
  10. Soupaboy

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    when I get the printer: is there something I should do instantly. by the way I do not modest and any if the slice words or anything


    what software should I use with this? to print and plan. cura? scic3r? anything? I use windows 7. are there drivers for it or will it work out the box?

    cam I use a SD CARD?
     
  11. tesseract

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    basically you will get the rinter including the print bed and some filament both PLA and ABS if you get the ABS version then you need free software and some time to get it setup properly The tools are not an absolute requirement but will make life much easier to get things adjusted properly and wroking with cleaning up your prints
     
  12. Soupaboy

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    how do you recomend cleaning up pla prints? what is the point of the abs printer? $100 more but what's the point of the plastic?
     
  13. tesseract

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    Te most common software the people use is repetier host and it comes with slic3r built in it is free and works with windows 7 You will need a driver for the USB serial port and that is available on this forum

    It does not have direct connection for an SD card but there are LCD modules that are commonly used that do have SD card operability
     
  14. Soupaboy

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    can I get like a %19 discount from this place if they send me leaflets and I give them out (like 1000) or a poster and I can put it in my Gaming society? "Spencer's by RoBo 3d"?
     
  15. tesseract

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    ABS and PLA have different uses and characteristics hardness flexibility ease of use etc too many to go into right here but you can look them up and find out.

    Carefully cleaning and scraping and cutting is how most of the prints are cleaned up
     
  16. Soupaboy

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    finishing techniques on pla?
     
  17. tesseract

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    not many for pla except maybe a heat gun to smooth the surface if needed
    ABC can use vapor baths
     
  18. Soupaboy

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    any reply on the discount post I just uploaded? I don't mean to be checks but vat is %20 and postage is 140-160 so that's a lot extra to add on ... any robo 3d uk stores?
     
  19. tesseract

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    that is something you will have to ask them directly
     
  20. Soupaboy

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    ok. thanks. what the best modification or addon or calibration you have made the your Printer since you purchased it? all reply welcome I enjoy hearing creative ideas
     

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