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Old 14th August 2017, 4:48 AM   #46
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Printed Groot for a friend yesturday

about 5-6 inches tall in the seated position.


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got the printer dialled in so well now.
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Old 19th August 2017, 11:28 AM   #47
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Just picked up another one for $350 (thanks to the facebook group).

rapt, one for pla and one for abs etc in the shed.
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Old 19th August 2017, 4:18 PM   #48
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Just picked up another one for $350 (thanks to the facebook group).

rapt, one for pla and one for abs etc in the shed.
Ohhh, such a slap in the face to those who missed out on getting 1 :P
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Ohhh, such a slap in the face to those who missed out on getting 1 :P
My apologies.

That said, in all fairness I queued up for ages beforehand (and one maniac was there from 530am for some reason) and you could have got one for weeks afterward from one of the regional Aldis
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I got mine on the day...

Got an anet a8 for abs in the shed..

Still work in progress but the cct stays in the lounge room.

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I got mine on the day...

Got an anet a8 for abs in the shed..

Still work in progress but the cct stays in the lounge room.

Do tell what is it like as there is another one on Gumtree!
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Do tell what is it like as there is another one on Gumtree!
I have both too.

The A8 is a very average machine which you can upgrade your way to satisfactory and even very good with enough time and patience.

Cocoon create touch was great out of the box.
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Old 12th September 2017, 8:37 PM   #53
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I have both too.

The A8 is a very average machine which you can upgrade your way to satisfactory and even very good with enough time and patience.

Cocoon create touch was great out of the box.
Exactly...

So I sold the A8 and lost only 15 bucks... Was worth it for the experience in building a printer.. Knowing how stuff works makes it easier to understand when things aren't going to plan.

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Anyone found a certain portion of the build plate on their cocoon create doesn't print well no matter how well you've adjusted it to be flat.

I'm thinking of moving to a glass bed.
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Anyone found a certain portion of the build plate on their cocoon create doesn't print well no matter how well you've adjusted it to be flat.

I'm thinking of moving to a glass bed.
Ill bet your the motor assembly isnt level
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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3d-printe...gAAOSwugtZuzqr

found this for anyone near manly, sydney
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hi, So i picked mine up this morning @ 8.01 and was pleasantly surprised with 90% of the construction already done in the box. I just had to connect the Z axis to the base ( both were already prepared )

So, after that you just connect a few well labelled cables and you then level the bed. It was pretty nice having something go pretty close to plan out of the box.

At this moment, the only complaint i would have is loading new filament can be a pain due to the tiny internal allignment of holes the filament has to pass through.

Here's a picture of the filament issue, but it can be easily solved by undoing 2 screws and giving it a helping hand to get into the right spot.

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Time to print a benchy and see how we go

You can 3dprint a better extruder housing. I did one for my replicator 2. Its nearly impossible to screw up up feed now.

Looks like its the same shape as the replicator 2 as well.

Here is mine. I even have a small extrusion into the toothed wheel to prevent the filament from going around the wheel, and the wedge shape sits between the extruder bearing.

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Old 18th September 2017, 11:31 AM   #58
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You can 3dprint a better extruder housing. I did one for my replicator 2. Its nearly impossible to screw up up feed now.

Looks like its the same shape as the replicator 2 as well.

Here is mine. I even have a small extrusion into the toothed wheel to prevent the filament from going around the wheel, and the wedge shape sits between the extruder bearing.

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since the initial setup, i have yet to have a filament feeding issue, but thank you this may help another with a feeding issue

i tried to print nylon for the first time... didn't go well hahaha.... cries....


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the thermistor needs replacing and possibly the heating element, unsure yet as the printer when it's supposed to be heating up doesn't and just reads 0 degrees. the heating element may be waiting for a signal from the temp sensor as to make sure it's heating appropriately, which would be a nice bit of programming ( safety)

I picked up one of each today from the Bilby 3D play here in brisbane and we'll see how it goes tonight.
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i had feed issue when i did flexible TPU. the filament would just roll inside the extruder housing.

printed a replacement housing, drilled out the feed hole and used a snippet of PTFE tubing to fix it.

issue was the bottom housing didnt touch the metal extruder plate and the filament found its way into the gap
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Printer is back up and running Printing nicely
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