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3d Printer

Discussion in 'RC-Help Lounge' started by bigone5500, Aug 7, 2019.

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    I thought you said you had the capricorn. I may not get that one and stick with capricorn. You haven't had any issues have you?
     
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    I have had 0 issues with it, but replace the ends that it goes into as well. Especially if the ones you have has plastic fingers on the inside.
     
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    Seems this is the package for me then!

     
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    Fancy cutter lol. I just used my pocket knife :D
     
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    Razor blade to the rescue! I just like the fact that it comes with a cutter and all the pushlock connectors for just a couple dollars more.
     
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    No razor blade, just my pocket knife lol. But yea, that kit should work just fine. As long as the fingers are metal and not plastic lol.
     
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    It said they're metal. We will see.
     
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    @Tony Can you possibly take a photo of the extruder on your machine and post it here? I am wondering if it's the same one as on mine. You still use the stock one right?
     
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    I will have to get energy to take it apart to get to the extruder, but I'm sure it is the same.
     
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    I'm 99.975% sure it is too. I have read and seen videos that say the Ender 5 is simply the Ender 3 Pro in a more sturdy frame.
     
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    I tried to print the first of a set of chess pieces today and for some reason the print failed at about 65%. The nozzle made a terrible mess in the infill. I think I had my feed rate too high. Another thing I had a problem with is the feeder kept slipping which is probably due to too high feed rate. The nozzle temp was probably not high enough to keep up. I'll adjust it tomorrow and see what happens. My plan is to decrease the feed rate, slow down the print speed to 35, and increase the temp to 205.

    Failed print.
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