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Do you hallmark your precious metal creations or hire someone to mark them?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:52

Just wondering how other people are doing it because shapeways don't seem to mark them, have printed in platinum, silver and gold

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Problem with heat fluctuations on the hotend?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 22:56

I have a wanhao duplicator i3 V2.1. It runs on the melzi board. I was having problems of temperature fluctuations of about 10-15 degrees. I found a solution on YouTube that involves soldering a wire from the hotend MOSFET to the power ground. The temperature is more stable and seems to fluctuate about 3-4 degrees. Is there a way to further stabilise the hotend temperature?

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[HELP] Print bed is too low at it's highest setting

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 21:26

I'm trying to level my print bed using the paper trick (slide a piece of paper under the extruder), and I've got a problem. One of the corners, even when the nut is loosened as much as possible and the bed can't go any higher, is still too low. See picture. You can see that the nut isn't even touching the bottom of the plate.

Is there anything I can do here? There's a decent amount of space that the Z axis could go lower, but I can't twist it any further to lower it. The motor seems to be at it's end or something.

What can I do?

It's a MP Maker Select Plus V2

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I need some advice from the experts before I waste 3kg of PETG

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 18:51

Hey guys.

I have an idea to make over the tire tracks for a 6x6 RC Truck I have. I plan on 3d printing the pieces. I am basically looking how to make the strongest/smarted 3d printed track piece while still conserving material and not having a super heavy piece.

The video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha25NdfPKas

The description has time stamps you can skip to for the 3d Slicer settings but you can of course watch the whole video to see what the project is about. I appreciate any feedback! I don't want to spend 100s of hours and kg's of filament to realize they are going to fall apart after a couple hours of use!

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I just bought a entry-point printer, I'd like to have some tips

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:27


I have always wanted to get into this 3D printing world but the prices have kept me away since I don't want a printer that will put my house on fire. So I ended up buying a printer that has been heavily discounted from about 250$ to 150$ (Da Vinci Mini Maker), and I was willing to know if it's just a kid toy with literally no precision or something that I can actually use for nice/ok prints.

Also, if the printer is any good, what precautions and must have are there? Thanks.

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Monoprice Select Mini button not working

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:08

I've been using this printer for about three months now and the button on the front just stopped responding to presses. Anybody have experience with this or similar problems? Thanks.

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