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by iDig3Dprinting
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: CTC DIY printer help please
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: CTC DIY printer help please

I cannot tell you about these printers but they are a simple Prusa i3 clone. My first thought would be does it have that functionality, I think that is unlikely. Generally you would manually load them but pushing the filament into the ptfe tubing that runs to the hot end. Usually, depending on the e...
by iDig3Dprinting
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: psu not working
Replies: 5
Views: 42

Re: psu not working

The BANG and smoke part does not sound good (sure you didn't have it on 110v), I take it this was the PSU. It is quite possible you fried your mainboard as well although it does not sound like this was working. If you had power to the cooling fan then that would suggest that the board was getting po...
by iDig3Dprinting
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: CTC DIY printer help please
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: CTC DIY printer help please

what is your problem exactly?
by iDig3Dprinting
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: psu not working
Replies: 5
Views: 42

Re: psu not working

Did you receive a psu with your printer? Perhaps you could supply a photograph of the printer with cables etc.. If there is no on off switch then the circuit would be live when you turned the power on at the plug. You could have a faulty PSU but the first thing you should do is check that all the wi...
by iDig3Dprinting
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: printer to make stamps
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: printer to make stamps

I think that most printers are going to be able to make stamps. The main thing is to pick a material that is food contact safe. Colorfabb nGen is probably your best bet as it is easy to print with, produces good surface detail and, according to colorfabb is contact food safe. The next question is: h...
by iDig3Dprinting
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Design details
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Design details

Hi, How are you designing your model, what software are you using. What you would need to do is create a solid in the dimensions you have listed and then for the holes create solid cylinders of the diameter you want for the hole and the height corresponding to the depth of the hole. Then position th...
by iDig3Dprinting
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Too poor to buy cheap- getting what you pay for
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Too poor to buy cheap- getting what you pay for

Yes who you buy it from also makes a difference as they should be helping you to get the most out of your machine and resolve print issues. But, if it is built poorly in the first place and the components are substandard, all the best support in the world is not going to resolve it. Yes and you are ...
by iDig3Dprinting
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Too poor to buy cheap- getting what you pay for
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Too poor to buy cheap- getting what you pay for

Yes a lot of them are.

it all comes down to the quality of the components. We have looked at importing prusa i3 kits as a lot of people won't these because theyr'e cheap but non that we have found have the quality required.

you definitely get what you pay for.
by iDig3Dprinting
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Newbie issues! Please help!
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Newbie issues! Please help!

You could check the Baudrate settings in Repetier
by iDig3Dprinting
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Newby advice which printer
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Newby advice which printer

If you want to print with a range of filaments then you will need to have a heated bed and ideally and enclosed print area. This reduces warping issues. One of the things you will need to ask yourself is do you want it very plug'n play or completely open software. Also £300 is a very low budget. Wha...