TL;DR: Just don’t use PLA for anything you don’t want to fail I’ve had a bunch of PLA items suddenly break on me, with no idea why. Especially screws and tensional load bearing parts broke. For example my Delta Extruder gave progressively worse results and I had no idea why. Apparently it was flexing?
TL;DR: The perfect temperature for FDM printers depends on multiple factors [cmtoc_table_of_contents] Introduction When I started 3D printing, I wondered what the perfect temperature was? The answer varies from 180°C to 280°C depending on who you ask. So I took some detail photos of calibration cubes. Sensors If you do not know your exact sensor
TL;DR: You can program 3D stuff with openscad For a long time I’ve avoided designing 3D stuff myself. The reason is that my spatial imagination is really bad. I even get lost or take the longer route in cities I know. It’s a disaster in an unknown territory where I try to take a ‘shortcut’.
TL;DR: I’ve invested way too much time and money in this thing Introduction I’ve printed for over a month now. Various things broke and some improvements weren’t improvements after all. New bed surface I’ve tried a lot. The best is borosilicate glass. It just works and the bottom is sooo smooth. This here
TL;DR: You have a lot of work to do until this is usable Introduction I’ve bought an Anet A8 für 143€, everything included. It’s a clone of the the Prusa i3 and available under all kinds of brandings and with every changing components. Here are the things I’ve learned on my way. Common Errors which have