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  • #78358

    kd2018
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    Maybe a little premature to be posting already but… it has begun! I’m excited.

     

     

    I’m also new to 3d printing as well… Turns out masking tape was a bad idea. I’ll try hairspray for the next piece.

     

    I’ll be printing on a CR-10 (bowden tube style) in Hatchbox PLA. I’ve settled on Cura as my slicer for now. Running 0.2 layer height and 0.5 extrusion width, 3 walls and top/bottom, linear infill pattern, 40 mm/s print speed, 3.5mm retraction @ 40mm/s (microswiss hotend). Any comments or suggestions on these settings let me know!

    #78360

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Welcome!

    There is something specific in the brand name blue tape that works better than plain brown, and the hairspray is a similar thing, it has to be a specific type.

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    #78363

    kd2018
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    I didn’t know that about the tape. This roll of tape actually came with the printer, all Chinese lettering and everything. The PLA sticks really well, too well. With as much surface area as this piece had on the build plate it’s just a PITA to get the tape off the part.

    Based on my what I’ve read I’ll be trying some Aqua Net hairspray in the purple can.

    #78366

    Jeffeb3
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    That tape probably has the right stuff in it. If it sticks too well, you can soak it in alcohol in a tupperware and it will dissolve enough you can rub it off.

    #78371

    kd2018
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    Would the PLA not react to the alcohol? I thought I read people use it to chemically smooth their prints.

    #78382

    Jason
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    How big it’s your printer.

    #78385

    kd2018
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    CR-10 Mini -> Build volume: 300x220x300mm (11.8×8.66×11.8 in.)

    #78386

    David Walling
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    Welcome from the small town of Wylie.

    I use the cheap spray hairspray and it works well. I also like to use glue sticks. I never had luck with masking tape either.

    #78393

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    Would the PLA not react to the alcohol? I thought I read people use it to chemically smooth their prints.

    That’s acetone, and ABS. isopropal alcohol doesn’t affect it.

    #78404

    kd2018
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    Screw it! I’m barebacking it

    #78518

    kd2018
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    I have to say there is something very satisfying about the fit of the conduit here. Not snug but zero play (that I can tell at the moment anyway)

     

    That leads me to a question though: is this fit on the conduit perhaps *supposed* to be a little snug at first to account for any kind of break in?

    #78531

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I would say don’t over think it. If it doesn’t rattle with no tension on the tension bolt you are perfect.

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    #78616

    Bruh
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    I didn’t know that about the tape. This roll of tape actually came with the printer, all Chinese lettering and everything. The PLA sticks really well, too well. With as much surface area as this piece had on the build plate it’s just a PITA to get the tape off the part.

    Based on my what I’ve read I’ll be trying some Aqua Net hairspray in the purple can.

    I have the same issue with blue tape. I use a sharpened spackle/putty knife to remove my prints. Carefully work the knife under a corner and you can lever the print up until it pops off.

     

    Are you using the cura that comes bundled with repetier host by chance? If so it’s probably best to ditch the built in version before you get too invested in fine tuning. I ended up needing to use a standalone version of cura newer than what repetier ships with to fix some of my print issues. (Extra priming after retracts, specifically) I was having a hell of a time chasing under extrusion problems. I used a bottom of the barrel ANET printer though. YMMV

    #78657

    Jason
    Participant

    what size is your pipe?

     

    #78689

    kd2018
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    I didn’t know that about the tape. This roll of tape actually came with the printer, all Chinese lettering and everything. The PLA sticks really well, too well. With as much surface area as this piece had on the build plate it’s just a PITA to get the tape off the part.

    Based on my what I’ve read I’ll be trying some Aqua Net hairspray in the purple can.

    I have the same issue with blue tape. I use a sharpened spackle/putty knife to remove my prints. Carefully work the knife under a corner and you can lever the print up until it pops off.

    Are you using the cura that comes bundled with repetier host by chance? If so it’s probably best to ditch the built in version before you get too invested in fine tuning. I ended up needing to use a standalone version of cura newer than what repetier ships with to fix some of my print issues. (Extra priming after retracts, specifically) I was having a hell of a time chasing under extrusion problems. I used a bottom of the barrel ANET printer though. YMMV

    I’m using Cura 3.6 from the Cura website. I’m not having any slicer issues as far as I know. I was using Slic3r but had better prints with Cura for a few non mpcnc prints I was doing so I’m just rolling with it.

    #78690

    kd2018
    Participant

    what size is your pipe?

    3/4″ electrical conduit from the big orange store.

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