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October 10th, 2018

What makes part of my prints shiny?

Title says it all. On some of my larger/longer prints, sometimes I get sections that are shiny, and sections that are matte. What causes this? It's not really a huge problem, I'm just curious and haven't seen anything about it before. ​ I'm printing on a Prusa original i3 Mk3 with a hardened steel nozzle. This was printed with Hatchbox …Continue reading →

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Help me fix warping and the weird nozzle hole on the anycubic i3 mega

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Printed and painted these for a trivia night

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Support material wasn’t easy to remove, but still printed well

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Upgraded to a RAMPS 1.4 Mainboard and the E3D V6 Hotend, now ky prints wont adhere to the hotbed. Any ideas?

I'm using the stock A8 motors, and I've attempted to adjust my temperatures up and down, I've levelled my bed, and I've made sure my part cooling fan is blowing the right way. Please help 🙁 As per the Bot: A8 with Arduino Mega 2560 and Ramps 1.4 Board. PLA Filament. Tried 50mm/s and 80mm/s. Cura 3.5 to slice. Used …Continue reading →

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Turning a drawing into a toy using 3d printing!

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Made a multi part/colour easy assembly Pokeball

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After a month of having my printer with only black filament I ordered my first batch of colour (sorry for the garbage edit)

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She’s not perfect, but I think she’s pretty good. Venus de Milo.

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I started playing Final Fantasy Tactics again, so I made this compatibility wheel to help out with the zodiac system in the game.

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