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Finished. Man, this was a beast of a print.

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Now I need to finish cleaning and then glue together the appropriate parts.
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Nice Hentzau! The Snapmaker is super appealing . . . but a bit spendy for me.
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My mouse button has been hovering over the "Buy" button on an AnyCubic Photon and Wash and Cure Station for about a week now. They're having an anniversary going on for the next 5 days, and I can get the pair for about $200 off.

(And right after I posted this, I checked the status of my Creality CR6-SE and it's sitting in the UPS sorting facility in the south suburbs...)
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I was looking at Creality's LD-002R resin printer... $200. Print area is pretty small, basically a 119x65x160mm area, i.e. size of a 5.5 inch LCD screen. But it seems it'd be PLENTY for miniatures?
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Kasey Chang wrote: Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:03 pm I was looking at Creality's LD-002R resin printer... $200. Print area is pretty small, basically a 119x65x160mm area, i.e. size of a 5.5 inch LCD screen. But it seems it'd be PLENTY for miniatures?
I have looked at the LD-002R, and the specs are similar. And I do like the extra filtration in the LD-002R.

But the bundle cost with the wash and cure station on the Anycubic Photon is what keeps me going back to it...
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Just in case someone's interested, Humble 3d Printable Models Bundle.
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Blackhawk wrote:Just in case someone's interested, Humble 3d Printable Models Bundle.
Already picked it up. I may have a 3D model problem.
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hentzau wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:47 pm
Blackhawk wrote:Just in case someone's interested, Humble 3d Printable Models Bundle.
Already picked it up. I may have a 3D model problem.
Dont feel bad. I think i have hundreds (if not over 1000) 3d models from various places including tons of Kickstarters that havent even been downloaded yet.
I also have a new 3D printer on the way...ish..
I backed the Snapmker 2.0 KS and got a label notice and it "looks" 1 of the 2 boxes (I ordered the printer and their enclosure so its one of those 2) to on the way. The other one was still in label created status but if i understand the KS update theu just released if a label is generated it means my stuff is in California and just a matter of them putting the label on the box and giving it to ups
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Punisher wrote:
hentzau wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:47 pm
Blackhawk wrote:Just in case someone's interested, Humble 3d Printable Models Bundle.
Already picked it up. I may have a 3D model problem.
Dont feel bad. I think i have hundreds (if not over 1000) 3d models from various places including tons of Kickstarters that havent even been downloaded yet.
I also have a new 3D printer on the way...ish..
I backed the Snapmker 2.0 KS and got a label notice and it "looks" 1 of the 2 boxes (I ordered the printer and their enclosure so its one of those 2) to on the way. The other one was still in label created status but if i understand the KS update theu just released if a label is generated it means my stuff is in California and just a matter of them putting the label on the box and giving it to ups
Yeah, I forgot to mention that I ordered an Anycubic Photon...then I unordered it and then ordered a Photon Mono. Should be here early October.
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Box 1 showed up the other day and of course, it was the enclosure and not the printer itself. The box is HUGE and I was not expecting it to be that big.
Box 2 is scheduled for delivery for today so I'm hoping it's the actual printer and not a 2nd part of the enclosure.
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Woot was having a Creality sale. Make that "was".
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My Photon Mono and Wash and Cure station is due to be here by end of day tomorrow. Now, I need to find a spot to put them...
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Does anyone print with PETG? I just picked some up but I'm finding it much more finicky than PLA. I thought it would work well for holders for my track saw since it is meant to be stronger, but it is just printing inconsistently so far.
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Fishy wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:08 pm Does anyone print with PETG? I just picked some up but I'm finding it much more finicky than PLA. I thought it would work well for holders for my track saw since it is meant to be stronger, but it is just printing inconsistently so far.
Only tried to print ABS once and it never worked.
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hentzau wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:22 pm Only tried to print ABS once and it never worked.
Same here, I tried ABS when I got my printer, but switched to PLA right away. I'm still using an old Rostock Max v2 though, so it might just be time to upgrade to something with automatic z calibration.
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Well, despite ordering a liter of eco resin with the printer, it did not come with the printer. Now I have no resin and no isopropyl alcohol. :evil:

So far this is the slowest printer I've every tried. :)
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Both resin and alcohol arrived last night. First test print came out great (except the base snapped off because I was a dope and didn’t thoroughly dry the bottom before curing and it stuck to the curing station. )

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Have a Captain Nemo mini in there right now. We’ll see what we’ve got in about 2.5 hours.
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Damn, that's impressive.
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First mini. Captain Nemo. I’m going to throw a hero forge created mini on it next.

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Still trying to get my Elegoo Saturn to 100%. There's quite a learning curve with washing, curing, slicing, etc. Loving it so far, though, and have had a few really cool prints come out well.
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Formix wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:46 am Still trying to get my Elegoo Saturn to 100%. There's quite a learning curve with washing, curing, slicing, etc. Loving it so far, though, and have had a few really cool prints come out well.
Formix, where are you doing your printing? I had to shut mine down because the smell started to get to me. I'm going to try and get some plant-based resin soon, and I got an air cleaner, but I really have nowhere other than down in my game room/office for this to go.

I'm thinking I made a mistake in getting the Mono, I should have gotten the Mono SE because it's more enclosed and has a built in carbon air filter.
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I'm printing in the Garage. But you're right, the smell has me worried, so I've been opening the Garage door as much as possible, but with Fall coming on, that's going to be a nonstarter soon. I got the little Elegoo Carbon filters but haven't tried them yet. I have something I want to print today, so I'll try that out. After that, my plan was to put everything in a cabinet, fig it with an exhaust fan, and put a dryer duct and outdoor dryer vent flap over the garage door. It means drilling a 3-ish inch hole in my house, so I'm thinking about that one a little longer before I actually do it.
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So I’m loving this Anycubic Mono so much that I’ve decided to upgrade to the Mono SE. I will probably be putting the Mono up for sale if anyone is interested. Won’t be for at least 6 weeks though.
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