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Old 06-29-2018, 11:21 AM   #171 (permalink)
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Damn you vague instruction manual
Rather than rely on that poster, I followed the instructions in this video. I found it to be simple, concise and very easy to follow. It practically held my hand all the way through the build to the point where I was able to hit the ground running. I would recommend it to anyone picking up one of these printers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGWiatfAHNI
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Old 06-29-2018, 11:21 AM   #172 (permalink)
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As far as notable issues out of the box, the only big issue I've seen is my "sending" coupler on the bowden was smashed to pieces where it went through the box in transit. They were smart in including replacement fittings

Edit : yeah I should have picked a different video. I used the 3d printed tabletop video and there's no audio, only musica
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:21 PM   #173 (permalink)
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The only issue I had with the instructions were that the part count placement in each step was not consistent, and therefore I had to do a lot of looking to figure out which screws I was supposed to use to attach the power supply to the vertical frame rail.

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So, I'm new to this and hoping you guys know a quick fix instead of opening a new thread. Looks like I'm underextruding a layer occasionally? Printing PLA at 200, beds at 60. Any tips? 20180629_144348.jpeg
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Rather than an underextrusion condition, it looks like you might have some crap on you Z axis screw, or maybe the wheels on the z axis are too tight/have a flat spot.

I got a little overzealous tightening the wheels on the carriages, and caused a small issue with mine. The simple solution was to loosen the wheels up, rotate them, and then set the tension properly.

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Rather than an underextrusion condition, it looks like you might have some crap on you Z axis screw, or maybe the wheels on the z axis are too tight/have a flat spot.

I got a little overzealous tightening the wheels on the carriages, and caused a small issue with mine. The simple solution was to loosen the wheels up, rotate them, and then set the tension properly.

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I think you may be right. Make sure that your printer can move smoothly in all directions. The guide on the Z axis may be too tight as well. One thing I found with this printer is that if the screws on some of the moving parts are too tight, it impedes movement. If you're on Facebook, I strongly recommend joining the Creality Ender-3, CR-20, Geeetech A10 3D Printers User Group. It's proven to be an invaluable resource.
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:59 PM   #177 (permalink)
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Between the Ender3 and a CR-10s which is the better option? It's time for a better/larger printer for me. The lil daVinci Jr. can only take parts so far.
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I created a mod of my own for the Ender 3 and posted it to Thingiverse. These feet use the packing foam included with the printer to dampen vibration. People have been posting models that use squish balls. However, everyone who has an Ender 3 already has squishy material on hand.

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Between the Ender3 and a CR-10s which is the better option? It's time for a better/larger printer for me. The lil daVinci Jr. can only take parts so far.
Spec wise, they're very similar with many interchangeable parts. However, the Ender 3 has a smaller build volume and a lower price tag.
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Nice, I'm liking those feet! (might be a foot fetish?)

So are you pretty satisfied with the Ender 3 overall?
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Definitely. Once dialed in, it prints as well as a CR-10.
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