A Journey into 3D Printing (from a Novice perspective)

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by DutchRC, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Halloa people :)

    So.. it has finally happened.. I've ordered me a 3D printer which is something I had wanted to do for quite a few years :$ It arrived yesterday :D I am very very excited :) I do expect to run into some hurdles, but that's
    okee & to be expected :)

    The printer I chose: Creality CR-10 (30x30x40cm)

    In this topic, or rather my series of video's, I'll take you along in my journey into 3D printing. This Should servo to illustrate how easy / hard it is to get from a cardboard box to a functional print :)



    Specifications:
    Printing size: 300*300*400mm
    Printing type: FDM (Melting touch stack molding technology)
    Body structure: Patent technology V-Slot aluminum bearing
    Nozzle diameter: Default 0.4mm, one 0.3mm nozzle for free
    Filament diam: 1.75mm
    Plug: Default EU plug
    Print speed: 200mm / s, normal printing speed: 100mm / s
    Accuracy: 0.05-0.4mm (adjustable)
    Power supply: Input 110-220V switchable, output 24V
    Actual power: 160-200W
    Menu language: Chinese or English
    Print accuracy: ±0.1mm
    Environmental: 10-30°C, humidity 20-50%
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2017
  2. A very good printer for sure! My friend has one and the prints come out really nice!!
     
  3. Glad to read that malukk :) Progress report from this side coming soon :)
     
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  4. Nightswatch

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    those are on the upper end of mid level users i would think plans are to get same one also
     
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  5. Welcome to the darkside. ;)
     
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  6. I really like the frame on those, they seem really sturdy and tight. They have some like that at a printing shop here in town.
     
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  7. It indeed IS very sturdy / slop free :)

    Let's build this thing then :)
     
  8. Nightswatch

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    there are 2 versions is the the bigger one
     
  9. There are actually More then 2 versions :) (at least 4)..
    This is the 30x30x40cm version...
     
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  10. Soooo the last video didn't end to well regretably :|
    Did I get that problem sorted?? Yeahhhhh ;)

    So.. here is a with the rest of the setup procedure :)
     
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  11. bogusbandit56

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    I can see the worlds landfills full of misshapen vases and foxes, I hope these items can be recycled:)
     
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  12. Ghehe :D I'll tell you this: That IS a concern to me indeed.. I don't want to be the next 3D printing nerd that prints all kinds of useless stuff.. just because I can :$

    Having said that though: one does need to calibrate the printer / get to know it..
     
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    I had to google it to see if it can be done, fortunately for the sea life in the Pacific rim it can with ABS at least.
    Now I will be able to sleep at night without the fear of waking up to a world full of mishaped vases and unwanted foxes:)
     
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  14. Different brands and even different colors in the same brand can print different. ;)
     
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    Filastruder but in most cases if people place them in proper garbage it will end up being recycled what ends up in land fills is human fault for not putting it in proper bin Do you not have a recycle program where you live ??
     
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    We have to realize that on any given day out in the ocean there can be up to 51,000 ships with 10,000 shipping containers lost per year at sea due to rough weather .
    But your Right UK needs to clean up there act being your surrounded by ocean and i am pretty sure most of your pollution goes into the sea .
    Not saying that other countries are not to blame phosphorous run off from farmers ends up into the oceans from over fertilizing i am in the middle of a continent pretty sure our pollution ends up in landfill sites if it does not get separated eventually that land fill turns into a park etc .
    We all live in a era of throw away plastics
     
  18. Where I live we seperate out our plasticks (I have a dedicated container for it).. So in theory that's great! After it's been collected however I have no control over the process (duh :p) ..

    I think the actuall re-use is overstated.. The 'quality' of the collected plastics isn't allways ideal / reusable offcourse..
    The root of the problem is offcourse the use of it in the first place.. I'm allways Amazed to see people buy (plastick) bottled water for instance in other countries..
     
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  19. Nightswatch

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    Anyways you print anything yet seen a lot of comparisons some faster printers then others etc but the creality really is the the best bang for the buck with high quality finished pieces
    what sold me to it was this video

     
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    So any updates on your printer anxiously waiting here
     

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