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    Funny Pictures Thread – No. 6

    I already got one...
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    3d Printers South Africa

    I normally get from DIY Electronics - ordered 4 spools of white PLA 2 months back (old formula), and another 2 spools 2 weeks ago (new formula) - the site still shows the same stock code, so assume that the latest batch order they received was the new ST-PLA, now out of stock. There seems to be...
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    3d Printers South Africa

    Thanks bud. Will give is a try. I switched to the mag plate as the glass was way too heavy for the 400x400 bed and print speed had to be reduced. It's a new PEI sheet I fitted (I thought the old one was probably well-used and causing the issue, but apparently not); scuffed it lightly with steel...
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    Funny Pictures Thread – No. 6

    Now that funny is taking the p1ss...
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    3d Printers South Africa

    Got some new spools of CCTREE white PLA filament the other day and am really battling with adhesion to my PEI bed - their previous PLA spools worked perfectly and have done so for the past year. It seems they have changed their formula and the PLA is now labelled as ST-PLA (super tough?) on the...
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    The Home Improvements Thread (2)

    If on the top, no. If on the side it should be fine. I did this on ours and no issues in 15+ years.
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    Hardware Bargains - Open Thine Wallet

    Same here, delivery for today...
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    3d Printers South Africa

    Would an open build Ender 5 type structure work? Seen a few designs, but seems complicated to convert. I'm also going to move the psu and electronics, saw a good compact box on Thingiverse, but can't find it now... Thanks for the offer; I think I'll pass for now as am steering towards the...
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    3d Printers South Africa

    That's the one! :) It's a great little printer. Found a "Prusa Bear Full Upgrade" on github, with a 2040 V-slot frame, https://github.com/gregsaun/prusa_i3_bear_upgrade/tree/master/full_upgrade Thinking of making my own frame and transferring the parts, but may have to print a few items if the...
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    3d Printers South Africa

    Just some advice needed: My Creality CR-10S-4 mainboard started having problems with the end-stops failing after 18 months of use; tried new stop switches, but the issue remained; decided to replace the mainboard - sourced a replacement v2.1 and fitted it - the printer works again as normal...
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    3d Printers South Africa

    Where are you based? If you could give a few more details on object size, material to be printed in and colour (PLA, ABS, etc), hi-res/low-res, etc - this would assist with a costing ;)
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    3d Printers South Africa

    Morning all. My first printer from a few years ago was one of these i3's with the acrylic frame; I haven't used it for a while, but dusted it off over the weekend to try a few exotic filaments. The acrylic frame, although still intact, is starting to show signs of becoming brittle and bowing, so...
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    Hardware Bargains - Open Thine Wallet

    Esquire had the Seagate 10TB for R5199 incl, but not sure what this week's pricing is.
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    Hardware Bargains - Open Thine Wallet

    Thx, took the plunge and bought it. I must say that IC has jacked up their service, ordered Monday midday and delivered 8am this morning.
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    Hardware Bargains - Open Thine Wallet

    Yeah saw that, was going to buy it, added to my cart, then it was sold out. May purchase this one as it's still a good deal. Elsewhere seems to be R24k+ ;)
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