I have been meaning to do this for some time. I had the power supply and the switch but never seemed to get the time to put it all together. Plus the fact it meant playing with a bunch of hard-hitting electricity. It put me off because I am no electrician! But then I started … More Power Supply Switch
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)
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.
First off; I have nothing to do with the company called “Rigid ink” they have not asked me to write a review nor have they paid me to write this. While I’m not obligated to share this fact I know that sometimes people are overly suspicious about off-hand positive reviews. The reason I am writing … More Reviews – Rigid.ink monthly filament subscription
As you are aware, I think everyone should have a 3D printer. At the same time, I believe that 3D printers are worth more than just being used for printing objects from Thingiverse, MyMiniFactory or Yeggi. Don’t get me wrong, these sites are amazing and worth the time to go in and look around. But … More Print my life!
Delta End Stops I think that printers “End Stops” are the second most important thing on a 3D printer. Not sure what the first most important thing is, but end stops, are definitely the second most important thing. End stops, tell the printer what it’s working dimensions are going to be. Every time you turn … More 3D printer – End Stops
What is 3D printing 3D printing is a process in which objects are made by fusing, or depositing materials, such as plastics, metal, ceramics, and powders to produce a physical 3D object. 3D printers work much like inkjet printers. Instead of ink, 3D printers deposit a material usually a PLA type of plastic filament. This … More What is 3D printing