Author: Lexx Farell

Lexx covers 3D printing technologies as a journalist. He is a skilled product development engineer who is also a maker and enthusiastic about do-it-yourself projects. He loves looking after his adorably adorable kitty and spends his downtime 3D printing enhancements.

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The Creality CR-6 SE is a fantastic printer, but it can still be better. Here are ten CR-6 SE upgrades and modifications to think about! If you own or consider purchasing a consumer 3D printer, you’ve most likely come across the Creality brand. Creality is a leading manufacturer of low-cost consumer 3D printers, such as the well-known Ender 3. Upgrades & Mods For The CR-6 SE Filament Guide with Window Source: Thingiverse This filament guide bridges the gap between the filament sensor and the extruder, making it easier to load filament. It can be difficult to get the filament through…

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The first layer is crucial and will normally decide whether or not your model will fail later in the construct. Very many people do not pay enough attention to the nuances to get the proper first layer.If you’ve done that, many of your issues will vanish, and 3D printing will become more enjoyable and predictable! THERE ARE SEVEN KEY FACTORS IN CREATING THE PERFECT FIRST LAYER 1. EXPERIENCED MACHINE This is more about good planning for the rest of the steps than it is about the first layer.Tramming the unit means ensuring that all of the components are at a…

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You could be warping your own bed when leveling, adjusting your spring tensions, and using a visual guide to level 3d printer bed. Many people might be warping their beds while leveling them, leading them to believe that their beds came warped. This article explains what could go wrong and how to stop it. According to simple geometry principles, any three points in space can contain a flat plane. Machines with three leveling screws are the best for this purpose. While 4 point leveling is convenient since it supports the build plate from all sides, if you crank down one…

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Is there something odd about your 3D prints? You may need to calibrate your 3D printer extruder! Continue reading to learn how to make your 3D printer extruder calibration in 6 easy steps. Calibration and Its Importance 3D Printer Extruder Calibration For various purposes, extruder calibration is essential in FDM 3D printing. Extruder calibration ensures that the printer is moving precisely the right amount of filament through the hot end during a print. If there isn’t enough filament, the layers will be thin or absent, and the element will have gaps between them. Adhesion will be poor, and prints will…

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Subscription boxes for 3D printing, such as the Maker Box and Alien3D’s UFO, are a fun way to keep your 3D printing supplies topped up. Continue reading to see our top picks. Subscription boxes for 3D printing usually include some filament samples (Source: Cratejoy) Subscription Boxes for 3D Printing: A Risky Bet Subscription boxes have gained popularity in a range of categories in recent years, ranging from makeup to drones, and now 3D printers! A subscription box is a box of supplies that arrives once every one, two, or three months and is typically related to a specific interest. Subscription…

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Plastic filament passes through the 3D printer nozzles before being deposited onto the print bed and forming the part. The nozzle has a big effect on the quality of your final print, the time it takes to print the model, and how much filament clogs, causing errors, for such a small component. We’ll go into the various types of 3D printer nozzle materials, the benefits and drawbacks of each 3D printer nozzle size, and our top picks for the best 3D printer nozzles. The nozzle size – diameter – and the materials the nozzles are made of are the two key…

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Cura and the Ender 3 (Pro/V2) are a 3D printing match made in heaven.To have great 3D prints, keep reading our best Cura settings for Ender 3. Creality’s Ender 3, Ender 3 Pro, and Ender 3 V2 are probably the most successful 3D printer family of all time, providing an inexpensive entry point into the world of 3D printing. We’ve been blown away by these low-cost workhorses, which rival some of the higher-priced printers in terms of speed, efficiency, and print volume. Naturally, a printer at this price point would necessitate some bed leveling, manual calibration, and possibly a few…

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Long controversies have raged on the correct extrusion device. Most likely. Dive into the debate: Direct drive vs Bowden extruder configurations! Direct Drive vs. Bowden Extruder Setup: The Differences Extrusion 101 Bowden vs. direct drive systems (Source: Daniel Ahlers via Research Gate) Direct drive or Bowden extruder setups are used in fused-deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printers. Although the basic idea remains the same – an extruder is used to drive filament through a heated nozzle – the difference is in the extruder’s position. The extruder is installed on the printhead in a direct drive device, pushing the filament directly into the…

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