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Let's beat the dead horse! Who else here is currently owed a order by Maker Geeks?

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 23:18

September geek box, order made from that gift card - never shipped, status says October 4th fulfilled no tracking.

October geek box - says it was fulfilled October 4th two days after the September one and never arrived of course and no tracking.

I'm at a total of five spools owed of PETG and whatever came in the October box.

A total of fifteen emails later in all back and forth of promises and excuses, over the past month and a half. Including me just telling them to forget the two orders and just throw seven random spools of PLA or whatever in a box so I can be done with them.

That had a promised shipment of this past Tuesday, a follow up email when that didn't happen either, has equaled a response of them saying they are out of PLA.

As a test I opened a second account and used a points gift card from primary account on a grab bag of PLA which shipped and arrived this week.

So a show of hands who else is owed shipments from that company and for how long and are you getting the cut and paste responses, which btw I keep commenting about waiting for the canned response in the emails and they get more personal writing them lol.

Personally I'm done with them and it's hard to swallow that pill, since I wanted to support a USA maker and loved their selection.

Also they blocked me from Instagram for commenting asking for a order update and I'm shadow banned from making reviews on their website.

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1KG Spool Expansion for the MP Voxel?

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 21:11

I have you you can 3D print a 1KG spool holder for the Monoprice Voxel. I was just wondering where I can find the STL file to the print.

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Pro Tip for Ender 3 / Ender 3 Pro owners: Slic3r PE is your friend.

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:54

I'd been having issues with print quality using Cura and regular Slic3r. The kind of issues that can drive you absolutely nuts: poor overhangs , missed layers on only some models, crappy infill quality and top layer issues galore.

I made the switch to Slic3r PE a few days ago - An immediate and huge improvement in quality. Use the MK2 settings and set the retraction on "printer settings" to about 4mm. You will also want to copy Jason's Ender 3 Gcode or something similar to handle your start and stop functions - to purge the nozzle before starting the print and to bring the bed forward instead of backwards at the end of print.

The stock print speeds in the program are all fine and you can edit the print area size to fit the Ender 3/pro. You will need to play with temperature and support settings, but for the most part they work far, far better than Cura.

I went from fighting with the system to getting near-perfect prints in an hour.

YMMV of course, but it's free and only costs you some time to set it up.

Edit: To be clear, I'm not saying in any way that Cura is a bad slicing program, just that Slic3r PE with the above settings is working near-perfectly without the hours I've put into trying to calibrate Cura.

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XYZ Da Vinci printers are scams.

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:31

After looking for a while for a cheap, easy 3D printer for myself as a completely amateur printer, I found the Da Vinci Mini W+. It’s a fairly cheap printer that requires little assembly and comes with software. The printer came with a spool of 100m of filament. After I quickly ran through the filament, I ordered a new spool online, off brand of course, because the XYZ filament is twice the price for half the filament. However when I received the new spool and put it on my printer, I noticed the filament count never reset. I soon realized that was because the XYZ spools use NFC tags to make sure you buy their filament, and the printer isn’t compatible with any other printing service. So, I’ve wasted money on the off brand filament, an NFC tag reader that won’t work with this tag, and honestly I’ve wasted money by buying an XYZ product.

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What a gr8 pop

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:16

Evolution

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:45

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