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Old 07-02-2020, 10:33 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, 05:39 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.

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Old 07-30-2020, 03:37 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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Old 07-30-2020, 06:32 PM   #1164
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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, 01:04 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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Old 07-31-2020, 02:54 PM   #1166
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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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Old 08-01-2020, 12:29 AM   #1167
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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, 06:58 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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Old 08-08-2020, 09:20 PM   #1169
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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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Old 08-14-2020, 05:44 PM   #1170
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I see both an Ender 3 V2 and Ender 3 Pro listed on the Creality web site and also on Amazon. The Ender 3 V2 is more $ than the Ender 3 Pro. Does anyone know what the difference is between these two? Do both have a mini USB port?
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Old 08-14-2020, 06:16 PM   #1171
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I can't speak for the V2 but the pro has a micro USB port on it. I have the pro and am very happy with it.
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Old 08-20-2020, 06:43 PM   #1172
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How are the ender units to set up and get running? I am wanting to print a bunch of stuff from knight customs for the 10.3 JL body and vs4-10. Where do I start?!

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Old 09-09-2020, 09:39 AM   #1173
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How are the ender units to set up and get running? I am wanting to print a bunch of stuff from knight customs for the 10.3 JL body and vs4-10. Where do I start?!

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I picked up an Ender 3 V2 for my build and I love it so far. Super easy to setup and get going if you have any experience with this type of equipment. After the assembly, it was pretty much plug and play.

I use Fusion 360 for my model work/STL creation and Cura for my CAM/slicer. There is some solid info online to assist with recommended slicer settings and such.

Overall I've been very pleased with my home-office 3D printer experience.

Link to my 3d printer based 1:24 build:

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Old 09-09-2020, 01:25 PM   #1174
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I ended up buying a Qidi X-pro off FB marketplace. It had a cracked touchscreen (which Qidi is replacing for me) and I got it for a great deal. As soon as its up and running, I'm going to give it a go. Those wheels look nice! I have a scx24 as well and I'm going to attempt the U4 chassis from thingiverse...

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I ended up buying a Qidi X-pro off FB marketplace. It had a cracked touchscreen (which Qidi is replacing for me) and I got it for a great deal. As soon as its up and running, I'm going to give it a go. Those wheels look nice! I have a scx24 as well and I'm going to attempt the U4 chassis from thingiverse...

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Nice! The wheels aren't perfect by any means, but they're perfectly functional. I hope to increase print quality as I work my way through the build.

I saw the U4 chassis as well. I don't plan to print that exact one, but I'll be experimenting with chassis printing in general. I'll likely start with a cage replacement for my existing body, but I could see it evolving to a full chassis eventually.
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Old 11-08-2020, 01:11 AM   #1176
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I picked up a RC Forklift and it came with 2 wooden pallets. Well I wanted to print a bunch with my Prusa. So I made this on Tinkercad. Also printed some 55gal barrels.




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I picked up a RC Forklift and it came with 2 wooden pallets. Well I wanted to print a bunch with my Prusa. So I made this on Tinkercad. Also printed some 55gal barrels.




Which Prusa do you have? I've been debating (a little bit with the wife, but mostly with myself) getting a 3D printer, and have my choices narrowed down to a few (inexpensive) models, of which the Prusa Mini, Monprice Voxel, & Creality Ender V2, are my (current) top three choices.

Truthfully, I'd prefer something larger (ie. variable of creating larger objects), such as the Prusa i3 MK3S, but I don't have the room, plus it's way out of my price-range.


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Old 11-08-2020, 01:59 AM   #1178
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I have the Prusa Mk3s. I can tell you most of the stuff I print I could do it with the mini. Also, if your considering the Prusa, there tech support is very good. There chat feature works great for any issues or questions you might have and I had a lot of basic how to questions. Overall I am very pleased with my printer.
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Old 11-08-2020, 07:55 AM   #1179
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And where does one pick up such a forklift?
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Old 11-08-2020, 02:01 PM   #1180
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I bought it from a Lesu dealer on Facebook. The guy was great to deal with. Super fast shipping from Hong Kong.

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