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Guides and FAQs: Information for 3D Printing

by Polymistis

Here's some helpful guides and links for the Folger Tech 2020 Prusa i3 and 3D Printing in general.

Print Quality Trouble Shooting from Simplify 3D:
https://www.simplify3d.com/support/print-quality-troubleshooting/

Official RepRap Folger Tech 2020 Prusa i3 Thread (Annoying to search, but contains useful info)
http://forums.reprap.org/read.php?406,512329

The Github branch Marlin, specific to the Fogler Tech printer
https://github.com/therippa/Marlin

A blog that has some interesting information and guides about printing trial and error with the Folger Tech
http://moosteria.blogspot.com/

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Health And Safety With 3D Prtiners

by Polymistis

It seems like a good idea to start a thread about health and safety with 3D Printing.

There's an interesting article about Ultrafine Partiles (UFPs) that are emitted by 3D Printers. This article is a study that was funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.est.5b04983

The gist of it is, ABS and Nylon based filaments emit large amount of UFPs. ABS emits styrene which has been classified as a possible human carcinogen. So when printing with these materials, do it in a well ventilated area, or have good air filtration, or both!

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Ill show you mine if you show me yours!

by ddoptis

Show the current state of your printer!

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Belt Tensioners

by coder79

Here are a couple easy prints to keep tension on your X and Y-axis belts. Both need some M3 hardware.

i3 Adjustable Y Belt Holder for GT2 & T2.5
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:745934
Folgertech 2020 Prusa i3 X belt tensioner
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:872944

The x-axis tensioner is specifically for the stock idler but the same design can be found for just about any idler you're using.

i3 Adjustable Y Belt Holder for GT2 & T2.5
Folgertech 2020 Prusa i3 X belt tensioner
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Upgrades: 8mm Lead Screws: Folger Tech 2020 Prusa i3

by Polymistis

Topic for all the common upgrades for the Folger Tech printer.

Z-Axis 8mm Threaded Rod Upgrades

Things to print:

2x - Z-Axis Standoffs
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:936437

X-Axis with 8mm Rods with belt tensioner
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:936464

2x - 300mm 8mm Lead Screws
http://www.banggood.com/3D-Printer-300mm-Lead-Screw-Z-Axis-8mm-Screw-Pitch-p-980650.html

2x - 5mm to 8mm Flexible Shaft Coupling
http://www.banggood.com/5mm-x-8mm-Aluminum-Flexible-Shaft-Coupling-OD19mm-x-L25mm-CNC-Stepper-Motor-Coupler-Connector-p-994359.html

Z Motor Stand-off for FolgerTech 2020 i3
FolgerTech 2020 i3 Z leadscrew upgrade
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