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Ender 3 Troubleshooting

by TekMason

SHENKOE has done some great work in this forum and has created an excellent Ender3 Troubleshooting guide.

See SHENKOE's thing:
ENDER 3 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE AND HOW TO REQUEST HELP
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3574369

OR his post in this group:
Troubleshooting. - General - Creality Ender 3 - Groups - Thingiverse
https://www.thingiverse.com/groups/ender3/forums/general/topic:36068

Cheers,
TekMason
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ENDER 3/ Ender 3 Pro/ Ender 3X TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE AND HOW TO REQUEST HELP
by SHENKOE
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Creality 3D Printers and Accessory Deals

by TekMason

Creality 3D Printers and Accessory Deals

Creality 3D Printers

Creality3D Ender-3 - Banggood
The infamous Ender 3 has become the new standard in quality FDM printing with a price that is easy to swallow.
It features V-Slot bearings, fast printing, and large build volume (220x220x250mm). The Ender-3 is suitable for beginers and the go-to machine for pros.
$9.99 off with code: En33D02

Creality 3D Ender-3 with glass bed + 5x nozzles - Gearbest
The Ender-3 with a tempered glass build plate and 5x 0.4mm nozzles.

Creality3D Ender-3 Pro - Banggood
This is the Ender-3 with a few upgrades including more ridgid 40x40 Y-Axises and removable cMagnetic platform.
$14 off with code: En3P01

Creality3D Ender-5 - Banggood
The newest member of the Ender series. A large build volume of 220x220x300mm, a box frame, (power) resume printing function, detachable Cmagnetic build plate, east leveling and 350W Landy power supply.
$20 off with code:en3d501

Creality 3D CR-X - Banggood
Color touch screen, larger printing size (300x300x400mm), dual extrusion system with a single nozzle and three fans to help cool extruded filament and improve consistency in layering.
$50 off with code:en3d501

Creality 3D LD-001 Desktop - Banggood
Desktop LCD Light-curing 3D Printer, 120x70x120mm, 3.5" color touch screen, WiFi and automatic leveling
$30 off with code:LD3D01

3D Printer Accessories

Upgraded Long-Distance Remote Metal Extruder Kit For Creality CR-10 3D Printer - Banggood
Replace your plastic Creality 3D extruder with this Metal Aluminium Anodised kit to improve performance and print quality. It has 5 star rating from more than 200 reviews of this product.

Creality 3D BL-Touch Heated Bed Auto Bed Leveling Sensor Kit (upgraded version) - Banggood
No more dorking around with trying to level your build plate when you install this unit.
$7 off with code: crmb01

BIQU TL-Smoothers Addon Module For 3D Printer Motor Drivers - Banggood
While protect your motors and electronics while delivering smoother movement with less vibration for better quality prints.

Creality 3D Flexible Magnetic Build Plate - Banggood
Say goodbye to prints jobs that stick to the build plate. Throw your scraper away with this upgrade.
$2.41 off with code: crbs3D01

Upgraded Creality 3D Build Plate Leveling Springs - Banggood
Better build plate leveling springs with flat top and bottom surfaces that make bed leveling easier and last longer.

Prices and delivery times are dependent upon the warehouse selected so choose accordingly.

TekMason
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Having problems with your Ender3? See Ender 3 Troubleshooting
For the latest deals visit Creality 3D Printers and Accessory Deals
Visit Banggood or Gearbest for a huge selection of affordable products and components for the Maker.

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Painting your print

by mbrando

Hello,

I have a model that I'd like to paint after it is printed. Does anyone have experience painting printed models?

The model is detailed and will be painted with a brush not spray paint.

I'm thinking it will be a combination of Filament selection and paint type. I've read that wood filament can be worked like wood. Are the results any good?

last question is, has anyone used this product on their 3D Print?

PChrome 25 SF Artist Starter Kit
https://pchrome.com/product/pchrome-25-sf-artist-starter-kit/

Thanks for your suggestions in advance.

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Bed leveling and getting out of level

by mbrando

I understand that bed leveling is a key part of making good prints. However, why does the bed get out level? It is mechanical like the leveling wheels moving or does the bed warp after some amount of use?

Sorry if this questions has been asked a million times.

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Remote Direct Drive Extruder mod

by NameOfTheDragon

If your head hasn't exploded from the title, I'd just like to draw attention to the remote direct drive extruder mod posted by @fredator at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4009262. I was dubious about the concept but decided to try it, and I'm blown away but how well it actually works. The mod adds very little weight to the gantry and I've found that I can print (depending on the model) up to at least 150mm/s without any loss of quality. I've also added a micro-swiss style all metal hot end and nozzle clogs appear to be a thing of the past now. It is really a superb combination that works much better than you might expect.

My printer was working a bit too hard to keep up with the 30:1 gear reduction so I've remixed a replacement gear set to give 15:1 reduction. My remix is at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4444403

Remote Direct Extruder with Bondtech Gears (30:1 Gear Ratio)
15:1 Gear Set and Improved twist-lock for Remote Direct Drive Extruder
direct_drive direct_drive_extruder extruder Mods Recommendation recommended remote
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