Still having life things to attend to.
I should not type these when I'm drunk.
Eyo I'll highjack this bit to write about my guides and collection here. These are for the Stock AnetA8.
I’m not a Printer Pro or anything, but I’m getting this printer to work hard for me, and it’s going pretty well.
I have an Anet A8 Early Upgrade Guide collection and commentary. https://www.thingiverse.com/PokeyDoggo/collections/anet-a8-early-upgrades
And I have an Advanced Upgrade Guide.
Here is my collection of test prints:
I also have a collection with ‘’Revision upgrades’’. I test these parts.
And Anet A8 Repair thingies:
Some wack-ass upgrades:
Cables chain collection:
Collection of e3dV6 and V5 coolers:
A collection of stuff needed for a 3D printer enclosure as well as mounting parts:
My very own cooler design! It’s not the best but it works a hella lot better than the crap out there.
Anyway more about my printer experience and some boasting:
PLA prints nice but for strong print you'll need 220 degrees or higher.
For ABS I use 250 to 270 degrees. That may sound pretty high, and it is. ABS melts at 190 but around 230 degrees it prints okay. Every filament is different.
With my AnetA8 I went from 30mm/s, to 60mm/s, to 120mm/s.
I have tried 150mm/s but that gave me extrusion problems. Occasionally 120mm/s also give me extrusion issues, but that depends on the flow, retraction, re-prime and retraction speed. Actually the AnetA8 actually cannot reach print speeds of 120 mm/s or higher due to the Print Jerk and Print travel speed settings. You can edit these in Marlin or in the slicer Cura. I use 4000 mm/s^2 and 40 mm/2. My retraction is 40mm/s or 60 mm/s. In Simplify3D I use 120mm/s and edit the speed per; initial layer, outer layer, brim or infill.
Also I should edit my skynet 3D marlin settings. Check out their Facebook page for the latest releases, there is support for auto bed level sensors and a news graphical display screen.
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Design Programs: Blender, Fusion 360
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