Welcome to part 4 of my Piper 3D printer build. The Piper 3D printer is an affordable 3D printer which uses a bunch of 3D printed parts. The Piper 3D printer was designed by Alex Balako with the added advantage that it uses easy to obtain and fairly cheap electrical conduit as the frame. Using … More Piper 1 (v2) 3D Printer build (Part 4)
Here we are at part three where we will put the finishing touches to the Piper Build. These first three parts are about actually building the Piper because I want to keep each of the stages separate which are Physical build Wiring and attaching parts Calibration and first prints The reason I think they should … More Piper 1 (v2) 3D Printer build (Part 3)
3D print enthusiasts – 3D printer hobbyists – 3D Printer lovers – 3D Printer users – 3D Printer learners – 3D Printer seasoned evangelists. I am very pleased to announce what could possibly be the last word in build plate adhesion problems for 3D printers. I have been “learning” the art of 3D printing for … More Sticky Tenacious Build Plate Sauce
Now we have the chassis built it’s time to start putting the rest of the parts together that will start to make this a very interesting 3D printer indeed. The next step for me was to start attaching the 608 type bearings to the corresponding printed parts that I had printed earlier. The parts that … More Piper 1 (v2) 3D Printer build (Part 2)
I have been looking to buy a Ender3 because I wanted a printer that I was able to upgrade using the many designs that have become available from the Ender3 users. This printer is actually really good and with the pedigree that Creality has it was always going to be a winner. But, then I … More Piper 1 (v2) 3D Printer build
If you find that you can cook bacon on your stepper drivers or the motors they control there is a way to stop that happening. I have been doing a lot of 3D printing lately mainly because I have been testing a new build plate adhesive that I had developed (more on that in the … More Over Heating Stepper Drivers
I was talking to a friend who has a Delta printer that he built. He said, “I wish my Delta had a build plate that I could level the old-fashioned way” This got me thinking how hard could that be? I had a “nothing planned” weekend so I wondered what I could do and then … More Delta build plate hack
One of my 3D printers is a FLSON Cube it has a good size build volume of 260*260*350mm. On this type of printer, the Z axis is handled by the bed lowering via two threaded rods situated at either end of the bed. I don’t use any form of auto-bed levelling or Z probe on … More Bed levelling by eye.