$500 3D Printer at ALDI

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  1. saboteurEK

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    I found stuff easier to remove while the bed is still a bit warm. The one I left for an hour was way trickier to remove.
     
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    You're in luck - just this week we have a new sponsor, RedStack, who specialise in cool stuff like 3D printers and I'm sure would offer support.
     
  3. mtma

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    I've found raft to be pointless in all cases.

    Blue tape or glue stick is the way to go unless you're specifically after the bottom effect. The raft is just a nuisance and just pretends to help adhesion if you are having actual adhesion problems.

    Brim on the other hand is useful.
     
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  4. Azrael

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    Didnt see any Cura profile. This is what im using from a mix of the Prusa settings, the Cocoon manual, the Wanhao settings and some experience.
    http://pastebin.com/THLDux53
     
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    Raft is super useful if you want to print something that is warp critical. Means you have a solid mass that wont move significantly.
     
  6. mtma

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    Interesting, what material and print?

    I haven't encountered a situation where once the adhesion and thermals were dialed in correctly that raft would do anything better.
     
  7. Azrael

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    Varying, usually wide thin prints with minimal infill.
     
  8. 7nothing

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    Cheers. Will give it a try. Stock cube came out fine.

    So what's normal for PLA on the build surface? Presumably can't tape when the heat is on, seems like the teflon cops a lot of extra abuse trying to remove when there's no rafting?
     
  9. mtma

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    Well if the surface is already that buildtak stuff, supposedly you don't need to add anything to it.
     
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    It's like cheap bread and milk. The idea is to provide incentive to get you in the door and hopefully you buy something else. I went in there to buy outdoor setting seats last Saturday and ended up spending nearly twice the value of the setting before I walked out the door.
     
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    I travelled down to Hallet cove hoping they might have one, but the guys said there was No stock left in any SA store.
     
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    Includes Cura! Which is free anyway.

    That said, they did a good job with the prints pre-loaded on the SD card, and instruction videos were pretty decent too.

    One fairly trivial thing I noticed with the printer itself, did have small amount of surface rust around a few of the holes in the frame, a few of the inside corners were dusty and there was some light scratching on the frame and underside of the build platform. All trivial, but I'm used to seeing Chinese factory stuff come out a bit neater.
     
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    wow, mine was spotless, as well as two people at my work. Unlucky dude.

    Printing mods for mine now. Addicted to thingiverse. Plenty of mods freely available if you search for i3 etc.
     
  15. Azrael

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    Put some stuff through in ABS tonight, found some reasonable settings to be around 100-105c for the heated bed and 245 for the hot end.
     
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    Wouldn't mind a duct that moves the fan up a little, but sooo many to choose from :)

    What have you done for yours?
     
  17. Azrael

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    One of the most effective little mods i have seen is to simply angle the fan slightly to push it across the print head:
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    Pretty standard little mod for the Wanhaos. Just remove the screws, unwind the fan wire slightly, and reattach on the angle.
     
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    Cheers, I reckon I can manage that, and definitely will do so, but I'd really rather print something to do it ;)

    Guess they would have to be ABS if in close proximity to the extruder?

    You're saying... I should buy one of those too? Good idea!

    Edit: I see the "upgraded full quality" one has the screw bearings at the bottom of the z-axis mounts, just watched some dude saying he'd improved a lot of low down stability by moving the bearing to the top...
     
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