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by Kmxsoft
Thu May 31, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Is this printer ok for first time?
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Is this printer ok for first time?

Good printer so don't be put off by specification.
by Kmxsoft
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Newbie fan problem
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Newbie fan problem

Not sure of your printer type, however if it's like the Creality CR-10 then that front fan is vital, otherwise the heat block behind thru which filament flows overheats, and that can cause flow blockage. That fan works 100% of the time and doesn't need to be switched on/off. If it isn't spinning the...
by Kmxsoft
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Slow heating bed
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: Slow heating bed

If yours is a Creality CR10 then bed heating is inadequate - this is due to the heating depending on a 12v power supply which unfortunately cannot provide enough power. Upsizing the power supply won't fix that. Changing to a Keenovo can solve this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/KEENOVO-Silicon-Heater-310...
by Kmxsoft
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: noob struggling to get started
Replies: 23
Views: 1838

Re: noob struggling to get started

You may find that YouTube is your friend. There are many videos on there for just about everything so it's worth a look.

Go to youtube.com, and search for your printer type.
by Kmxsoft
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: sticking prints
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: sticking prints

If you use ABS then you don't need any help with sticking. 1) Clean the glass bed with alcohol - the bed MUST BE grease free. 2) Heat the bed to 110 degrees. Tnhis temperature can be impossible with some printers (Creality CR-10 can't get over 90 degrees, or very time consuming. Using a mains powere...
by Kmxsoft
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Print won't stick to bed
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Print won't stick to bed

Thank you for help offered, question what is lexon, and where dose one get it Lexan is a thermoplastic, similar to but VERY different to perspex. Don't try perspex - it won't work and you could end up with a horrendous mess as it will melt and molten plastic isn't a good idea. The link was given in...
by Kmxsoft
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Print won't stick to bed
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Print won't stick to bed

A problem that you will come up against is that the print sticks too hard to the bed :) Okay, we need to know the filament type. PLA will stick if you smear a thin layer of PURPLE pritt stick on the bed. Do NOT use regular pritt stick - that will not work. Elmers is usually good: https://www.amazon....
by Kmxsoft
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: sticking prints
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: sticking prints

Cheers, I'm thinking this is the problem that it's pushing the pla into the tape, can I use glass or lexan with an auto level printer as I read somewhere that they won't work properly The reason that auto-levelling doesn't work with auto-levelling is probably because the sensor being used is an IND...
by Kmxsoft
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: sticking prints
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: sticking prints

For PLA you might want to consider buying Lexan plates. Lexan is a plastic which parts stick to, and are incredibly easy to remove after printing. A 2mm plate allows you to brnd the plate, which releases the printed part. You can buy cut-to-size plates from: https://www.directplastics.co.uk/catalogs...
by Kmxsoft
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: flashforge creator pro or keep with the xyz printer
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: flashforge creator pro or keep with the xyz printer

terry1956 wrote:will the other printers be better???
Not necessarily. My CR10 won't get up to the higher temperatures so I've given up trying.

The print bed heating depends on the characteristics for the printer.