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Old 07-02-2020, 09:33 PM   #1161
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I got my Prusa Mini up and running great now... It's addicting to just keep finding things to print. I'm at the point now where I need to find time to learn how to make stuff now in Fusion 360.
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Old 07-03-2020, 04:39 AM   #1162
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I got my Prusa Mini up and running great now... It's addicting to just keep finding things to print. I'm at the point now where I need to find time to learn how to make stuff now in Fusion 360.

Look up Lars Christiansen on You Tube, some great beginning lessons, then join Josh on Sunday Night STL’s
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Old 07-30-2020, 02:37 PM   #1163
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Just getting into the 3d printer world and ordered an Ender 3 v2 that will be here next week. What are some good youtube channels, what kind of tools do you need like calipers and what not
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Just getting into the 3d printer world and ordered an Ender 3 v2 that will be here next week. What are some good youtube channels, what kind of tools do you need like calipers and what not
I use calipers (EDIT: Metric calipers, most all design work is done in metric), rulers and a tape measure for stuff larger than my ruler or calipers can measure.

Look one post up for a good youtube tutorial. Tutorials can be overwhelming, I find it easier to try to absorb a little at a time and to apply it as you learn it as that makes understanding it way easier than taking in info but not using it.

Metric drill bits for post processing are very handy too.

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Old 07-31-2020, 12:04 PM   #1165
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I use Onshape (similar to solid works) found it easier to use then Fusion 360. There are a lot of resources for both softwares. Onshape has a good library of tutorial videos on their website for their software. For fusion 360 I think some of the online/YouTube videos are better. There is a YouTuber who’s put together a good set of tutorials for beginners but I don’t remember his name right off hand. I work in Metric/millimeters using digital calipers and a scale/ruler. Onshape is free if you do not mind you files being public. I use Fusion with my teacher account. Not sure if it has a free version.


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I use Onshape (similar to solid works) found it easier to use then Fusion 360. There are a lot of resources for both softwares. Onshape has a good library of tutorial videos on their website for their software. For fusion 360 I think some of the online/YouTube videos are better. There is a YouTuber who’s put together a good set of tutorials for beginners but I don’t remember his name right off hand. I work in Metric/millimeters using digital calipers and a scale/ruler. Onshape is free if you do not mind you files being public. I use Fusion with my teacher account. Not sure if it has a free version.


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Lars Christianson..... works for Fusion and understands the product well. I watched his first three and picked it up quickly, as the workflow is similar to Photoshopping. Only thing from Lars is his pronunciation of “Origin ”

Always sounds like Organ.....
And yes Fusion is free for non commercial use( hobbyist) and updates frequently if needed for bugs.


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Lars Christianson..... works for Fusion and understands the product well. I watched his first three and picked it up quickly, as the workflow is similar to Photoshopping. Only thing from Lars is his pronunciation of “Origin ”

Always sounds like Organ.....
And yes Fusion is free for non commercial use( hobbyist) and updates frequently if needed for bugs.


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His tutorials had me designing stuff very quickly.
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Old 08-08-2020, 05:58 PM   #1168
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What print qualities do people use? I am new and have been printing mostly around 0.2.mm layer height for structural parts that I don't care about. Does it matter if I go finer if it's not cosmetic?
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What print qualities do people use? I am new and have been printing mostly around 0.2.mm layer height for structural parts that I don't care about. Does it matter if I go finer if it's not cosmetic?

I'm a bit lazy and I've just stuck to the default .15 layer height.

CNC kitchen does some pretty in depth testing if you want to go for more strength. I was looking for one of his videos to link but I'll just link his playlist for strength testing. A few things he's found that stick out are bigger nozzles and increased extrusion widths adding to the overall strength though some of his tests dont always apply to RC. For example PLA usually does really well often being the strongest but I'm never going to use it for RC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nhc...KrNu_BsMVB7e1V

That said printing using 100% infill (for more surface area between the layers) and so far its been strong enough for me, though you still need to design things to be beefy enough for their purpose. If you do want to use less than 100% infill just increasing the number of perimeters up's the strength as well keeping threaded holes from being fragile.

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