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Old 04-07-14, 11:16 AM   #11
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I see others printing with PET+ filament.
They claim “PET+ is stronger than many ABS filaments and has the higher print success rates of PLA. It's ideal for anything functional that needs toughness with some flex.”
I will try this out down the road.

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Old 04-07-14, 11:38 AM   #12
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That looks very cool. There are so many of them now and I am waiting for one that can do higher temp plastics like Delrin or teflon (that one is dream)
I would love to have one that does Delrin. That stuff can handle very high temps. I bet it will be a while before we see that one. but who knows the market is changing fast.

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Old 04-07-14, 11:40 AM   #13
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In the grand scheme of things, that's pretty inexpensive as technology goes. I still remember what my dad paid for our Apple ][+ back in 1979.

Looking forward to some photos of your projects. I've seen some photos on other forums of one of a kind projects people have printed, and it looks like a handy device to have, especially if the spool of source material is affordable to replenish.
MakerGear PLA is $35 for a pretty big spool.
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Old 04-07-14, 02:22 PM   #14
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I made a new part for my printer.
Tonight I need to adjust my Z End Stop and the print bed. The first layer came out decent but not as good as it could.

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Old 04-07-14, 07:32 PM   #15
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New software installed.
MakerGear | Simplify3D
All the settings are already configured. Wow big help.
I printed a tool holder for the printer. I now have the Z End Stop dialed in and the bed leveled.
Seems like a major improvement.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBt...JPYOIfQ/videos
They have some nice training on these settings.

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Old 04-08-14, 09:02 AM   #16
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I printed a spare part for my printer. Then I printed R2D2.
I was too ruff clean the printing supports so I will have to glue his legs.

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Old 04-08-14, 09:08 AM   #17
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Haha, looks like someone is having a lot of fun.

How long did R2D2 take to print?
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Old 04-08-14, 09:19 AM   #18
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I am not really sure it was printing before I went to bed and it was done in the morning.
I will check the software it gives a print est.
I just printed a phone case but it did not turn out at all.
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My son wanted a Halo (Xbox game) gun so here it is hot off the 3D printer.
It is printed with 8 pieces. It is 15" long by 6" from the hand grip to the top of the gun. It feels very close to a actual pistol. The trigger is in wrong in the picture I fixed it.
a couple places we should have printed support but we are still learning.



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That turned out really well , I imagine you could print a replica pretty easily ..
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