3d Printers South Africa

Sashin

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Hey guys,
Anyone purchased from Hype Direct - hype.co.za?
Looking to buy a Creality Ender 3 V2 from them but not sure how legit they are.
Thanks
Just want to let you guys know that I took a chance and ordered from Hype direct. There were some initial delivery delays and my package was involved in the looting but they ended up sending me a replacement within the week.

Was great service considering the circumstances.
 

B-1

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I see the voron kits are all built for 3mm filament and even the BOMs on their site all include 3mm components. Is there a reason for 3mm over 1.75? I have only ever printed 1.75 so curious about what the difference is?

Where do you see the 3mm parts in the BOM? The only things that I believe that you may see is the bowden tube on the direct drive extruder for feeding the filament into the extruder. They use a 3mm inner diameter and fittings because there is less friction when pulling the 1.75mm filament through it.
I would only use 3mm filament on printers that will run 0.6mm nozzles or bigger with a high flow hotend. We used to only get 3mm long ago but 1.75 is better for 90% of the time so unless you know why you need it dont go that route.
 

Other Pineapple Smurf

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Had a weekend of doing print in place damage tokens for Gloomhaven. Learning slot around bed levelling and print adhesion.

I enjoy the challenge of debugging failed prints. This cold temperature have caused curling and other side effects I did not anticipate.

Setting up ESP32 Cam this week to monitor my printer and then start building the printer housing in the garage.
 

Werfetter

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Where do you see the 3mm parts in the BOM? The only things that I believe that you may see is the bowden tube on the direct drive extruder for feeding the filament into the extruder. They use a 3mm inner diameter and fittings because there is less friction when pulling the 1.75mm filament through it.
I would only use 3mm filament on printers that will run 0.6mm nozzles or bigger with a high flow hotend. We used to only get 3mm long ago but 1.75 is better for 90% of the time so unless you know why you need it dont go that route.
That would actually make perfect sense. I saw the 3mm PTFE tube and 3mm coupling and made assumptions.
 
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Other Pineapple Smurf

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Using the ESP32-Cam to monitor my printer. I will set it at a better angle once I build a dedicated area for it.

Will add a flame sensor and heat & humidity sensor to it with a "kill switch" relay.

Paid R230 for it yesterday.

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B-1

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Using the ESP32-Cam to monitor my printer. I will set it at a better angle once I build a dedicated area for it.

Will add a flame sensor and heat & humidity sensor to it with a "kill switch" relay.

Paid R230 for it yesterday.

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Was wondering if they would be good enough for that task. I just got a Pi zero for my new build but a camera will be nice.
 

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Got most of the frame together and started on some of the Z axis for my new VzBot. Also printed/assembled most of the EVA carriage. I should start getting some of the orders in over the next 2 weeks and my old printer has been running almost non stop to print parts. Hoping most of the parts get here before the long weekend so I can get some more work done on it.
 

xrapidx

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What do you guys think of using a small glass fish tank to create a ABS smoothing chamber? (30cm x 30cm x 30cm odd)

Thought of looking for a second hand one - and putting a fan or something in the lid to "suck" air up and out.
 

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What do you guys think of using a small glass fish tank to create a ABS smoothing chamber? (30cm x 30cm x 30cm odd)

Thought of looking for a second hand one - and putting a fan or something in the lid to "suck" air up and out.
Not sure if the acetone will eat through the silicone of the fish tank?
 

karnuffel

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Where do you guys buy your filament and spares from? DIY Electronics has treated me well, but Im finding more and more that the filament and spares I want are scattered between 3 or 4 online shops which is quite frustrating to be honest.
 

xrapidx

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Yeh, I've found that to be a constant problem. Want to order various small parts - but not a single store has stock of everything I need.
 

Werfetter

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Yeah, I have seriously started considering just importing what I need. DIY seems to be out of stock of most of the parts I want nowadays in any case and ordering from multiple local online stores just don't feel like worth the hassle...
 

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Pi shop and DIY are always out of stock of the interesting parts and what you want. Amazon for the win.
 
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