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CarRamrod
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re: 3D printer. Ender 5 pro or something else?
Anyone have a nice tutorial of what to print first for setup? I know about the calibration cubes and the benchy. But is there an all in one "IFTTT" guide on calibrating?


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re: 3D printer. Ender 5 pro or something else?
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Anyone have a nice tutorial of what to print first for setup? I know about the calibration cubes and the benchy. But is there an all in one "IFTTT" guide on calibrating?


This is probably the most famous all in one test print

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CarRamrod
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re: 3D printer. Ender 5 pro or something else?
Nice I haven't seen that one. I have read to do specific tests first before you do the all in ones.

I wish my printer was here already. We just had our 2nd kid and I want some things to do around the house when everyone is napping
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Dam Guide
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Nice I haven't seen that one. I have read to do specific tests first before you do the all in ones.


Eh, just do some prints and skip the tests, benchy is a good one though, you will learn where your printer is struggling for your needs from what you are wanting it to do. Make sure you find a really good first layer guide for your printer though, a lot of people bitch and whine about not sticking and try all kinds of goofy shite because they never learned to level the bed and get a good first layer. Don't be afraid to stop a print early and check out whats going on. Look in usergroups and forums for profiles based on the exact filament you are buying and try a few. They can even be a little different printing between colors for the same brand. My silver Hatchbox ABS is a lot more finicky than my white and black.

Get you a nice tote to use as a filament box to keep your filament dry and stored too. Don't leave it out.
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CarRamrod
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re: 3D printer. Ender 5 pro or something else?
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Get you a nice tote to use as a filament box to keep your filament dry and stored too. Don't leave it out.
good advice. Do you keep desiccant packs in there?

Do you have an enclosed printer to print ABS? Is it as problematic as people say with the heat?


Dam Guide
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good advice. Do you keep desiccant packs in there?

Do you have an enclosed printer to print ABS? Is it as problematic as people say with the heat?


yeah i have a few in there from when they come with the filament.

Yes, I have a frankenstein DIY Ikea one Prusa designed for my printer. It isn't sitting on a lack table though, I found those tables to be too unstable and would mess with clean exterior lines. I have a really sturdy table that I put a lack table on top of and found a place local that would cut plexi for cheap. ABS is real sensitive to temp changes and air movement. I also keep it in an area I can ventilate because ABS is nasty, not as bad as resin, but still bad. I use ABS a lot though because of the acetone vapor smoothing. Buy a dedicated rice cooker for that if you want to go there. Boiling acetone is such a good idea, lol, but it is so much easier and faster than letting it sit in a pot for hours.

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CarRamrod
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re: 3D printer. Ender 5 pro or something else?
Any reqs on a tote box? Looking to house a handful of spools. 6 or so.


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re: 3D printer. Ender 5 pro or something else?
I've been looking at getting a 3D printer too and I have the opportunity to use a Makerbot Replicator for a limited time. I'm not planning on dropping $2K on my first machine and have decided that I'm probably going to go ahead and buy an Ender 3 or 5. Should I even play around with the Makerbot or will it just make me seriously disappointed when I end up with one of the Ender machines?


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Dam Guide
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Any reqs on a tote box? Looking to house a handful of spools. 6 or so.


I just got a nice rubbermaid


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Fat Batman
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re: 3D printer. Ender 5 pro or something else?
Mine is getting delivered tomorrow. Probably going to have to wait until the weekend to put it together and get it setup. I got some Overture PLA off Amazon just to have some this weekend when I get the printer together. We'll see how it does, it was ~$30 a roll. I also order 3 rolls of eSun PLA+ from another site for $17.95/roll shipped. I plan on just storing the PLA in some vacuum-able storage bags that I already have for now. May make some dedicated boxes later down the road. They got some pretty spendy storage solutions out there though.

ETA: I wonder what happened to the OP?
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CarRamrod
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mine says it is getting delivered next tuesday. I really home that is a very conservative estimate from fedex. but im not banking on it. yea i got a bunch of different branded PLA and PETG from ebay, now im thinking it was a mistake. Probably once the covid crazy goes down and stock comes back in ill stick with one brand so i dont need 10 different profiles for brand and color of filament.


Dam Guide
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re: 3D printer. Ender 5 pro or something else?
I just go with Hatchbox PLA and ABS, never had an issue with either and get great results.

I always liked Makergeeks PETG, but they shut down, got to find a better PETG. A lot of people had bad customer service with them.
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CarRamrod
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re: 3D printer. Ender 5 pro or something else?
have you printed any TPE or TPU? brand recs?


Dam Guide
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Ninjaflex


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