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Kosmik

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i didn't do anything....so i need to plug it back in and tighten the nozzle while heated?
This fix stops the tube from slipping, it might be part of the problem.


But I've done the same as @xrapidx and just installed capricorn from extruder to nozzle, rather than shuffling both. And those little clips to both the extruder and hotends connectors to prevent slippage there.
 

xrapidx

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i didn't do anything....so i need to plug it back in and tighten the nozzle while heated?

I'd imagine you're first going to have to clean the hot-end to make sure everything can seal properly.

I'm too lazy, I just bought a new heating block and tossed the nozzle.
 

groenspookasem

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my boy is running out of filament - where in cape town (ideally s/subs) can i get some pla and maybe some std nozzles 0.4mm brass for a stock ender 3 pro?
i bought a bunch some time ago and cant recall where - any pointers would be appreciated
 

saor

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my boy is running out of filament - where in cape town (ideally s/subs) can i get some pla and maybe some std nozzles 0.4mm brass for a stock ender 3 pro?
i bought a bunch some time ago and cant recall where - any pointers would be appreciated
Netram at Century City.
 

xrapidx

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Old ceiling light stopped working.. couldn't find the same size.
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rrh

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I'm looking for someone (preferably in the Rosebank area of Johannesburg) that I can pay to print me one of these:

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Details including DXF files

I have both the ATX PSU and the breakout board, should adjustments be required.

Many thanks
 

rrh

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Im looking at the files now :) will gladly print it for you. WIll plain old PLA be OK? Guess it wont get hot right?
It's unlikely to get very hot, especially given that the PSU won't be enclosed.

That said - if my late grandfather's idea of a "warm" curry is anything to go by (it had everybody else calling for the fire brigade) - you best tell me :)
 

karnuffel

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It's unlikely to get very hot, especially given that the PSU won't be enclosed.

That said - if my late grandfather's idea of a "warm" curry is anything to go by (it had everybody else calling for the fire brigade) - you best tell me :)
I have PETG loaded which handles heat better :) Im in Boksburg. you can PM me if you want.
 

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j4ck455

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It doesn't appear to have been post in this thread (apologies for the rerun if it has):

 

saor

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Random story but it was kind of cool to see.

Had a client a few weeks ago who needed what was initially a short-term solution to a problem they had with their product. We 3d printed the short term solution but they weren't happy with the volumes they were getting and needed basically mass production. That was decided on like a Wednesday morning. By Wednesday evening we'd finished a complete redesign including a printed prototype the next morning.

They approved the design and Tuesday the following week another factory started cutting molds for the parts. The following week Thursday we got first injected molded samples coming off the machine. Basically a product from scratch in under two weeks and it's really cool to see a.) how an entirely digital workflow allows all this stuff to happen so quickly and b.) how quickly a client approves a 3d printed prototype vs. old-school back and forth over drawings and renders.

Can't really post complete pics, small section of injection-molded part:

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