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3D Printer Essentials? (Or maybe better named as "Adventures in Newb 3D Printing" )

danmitch1

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Benchy.
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Most issues im seeing is the over hangs in the ports and windows. I guess colder temps and or better cooling would help?
I measured and compared with the benchy guide and everything is within .09 of a mm.
 

sswilson

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Yes, apparently better cooling can help with overhangs. I'm not seeing any obvious ringing issues... did you find something specific and/or change a few settings?
 

danmitch1

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The ringing is less visible but is still there. Id have to try the printer test again.
I did notice that the hatchbox filament prints super well, I also did change the extruder gripper for the aluminum one and calibrated the extruder using a mid point temperature (195c) of that filament. Maybe those helped a bit. Ill re print that mini test again tonight.
 

danmitch1

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I did the mini test print last night. The writing on the front is much more defined and the stringing test is 90% better, the bridging is a tad better but over hangs are maybe worse\ same. Ringing is still present. Im gonna print out some belt tensioners and add some more support on the table, maybe hang a cinder block under it lol.. There is also is a mount for the extruder I might try.

Im also eying this cooler, really simple and fast to print.

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danmitch1

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Just finished installing the stepper motor dampers and Wow, they are at least 80% more quiet. lets see if the print quality is effected !

EDIT: Printed the same gcode benchy, looks just as good as the one without dampers. No quality suffrage with this printer and stepper dampers!
 
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