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3D printing post-processing

Post-processing is to 3D printing what clothes are to humans. You get the gist, right? 3D prints,more often than not, require various degrees of post-production treatment to be “presentable”. Whereas 3D printers using the same technology and marketed for about the same price usually do not vary much(theoretically) in terms of print quality, the results of post-processing can vary greatly depending on your expertise and skills. Simply put, you take either 100 percent blame or credit for your finished 3D prints. So, what processes are involved in post-processing? •Cleaning In FDM, cleaning usually means to remove support structures from the...
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Step-by-step guide to dual extrusion setups

Nowadays, desktop 3D printers that come with 2 extruders are more powerful and affordable. (the latest A10M is available for merely $259 after discount,with upgraded mother board /LCD/Frame). Still, many, especially beginners are intimidated by those dual extrusion systems. In light of this, i am presenting to you this step-by-step guide to dual extruder 3D printers in the hopes that you will be able to operate one yourself in the end. Before reading this article,please make sure you have already read the set up guide of the version of 13B single extruder and you are able use it to print...
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Tips on how to improve your print quality

3D printing can present all sorts of problems.Whether you are a newbie or expert, chances are you are constantly tweaking a bit here and a bit there just to get the desired results.There are, however, a number of things you can do to get around some common issues in 3D printing and improve your print quality. Good news is that you do not have to be an expert to get started. Assembly & Set Up Set up your 3D printer as per the instructions. No matter how experienced you are,your vendor supposedly knows the products better than you do. It...
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Stringing

In FDM 3D printing, sometimes the nozzle may deposit unwanted plastic on the printed part where it is not supposed to while the extruder is traveling to a new point; the plastic then cools and sticks to the object, making it look hairy and unsightly. Stringing can be a common problem especially if you are a newbie or when dealing with a new machine or material. But luckily, it is a problem that is fairly easy to solve. Let’s look at some causes and the corresponding solutions: stringing Retraction distance Retraction distance is the most important retraction setting as it determines how much...
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How to max out your 3D printer’s lifespan

Just like any other equipment, 3D printers also require good care and regular maintenance to produce top-notch results. Compared to traditional printers, 3D printers are easier to operate and maintain. This article will discuss how to perform routine maintenance on your 3D printer. geeetech A20M 3D printer Prior to your print: make sure to form and follow a routing of checks: whether the nozzle is blocked or broken,or the traps are loose;whether the motor bearing and linear rails are in want of oil, whether the platform is calibrated, clean,and etc. Ensure that a clogged nozzle is fixed;any broken or aging components are replaced in time,lubricating oil are added regularly; and...
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What is Layer Shifting and How to Fix it ?

Layer Shifting Layer shifting, otherwise known as layer misalignment, is when the layers of the print are not properly aligned,and the print can be unsightly(mostly a failure). It is a common issue in 3D printing and can be tricky, especially if you are a newbie. This artical will walk you through the possible causes of the problem and how to fix it accordingly. The nozzle is moving too fast. To save time, some people are inclined to set the speed of the print job higher than what the driver motor is capable of, causing the tool head to fail to...
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Maker Salon 3D episode 2 – Jens West

Here is 2nd episode 3D Maker Salon by "Jens West", who is working with 3D printers from a long period, going to share his experience on Dec 27th at 8 a.m he will be LIVE. I hope you all enjoyed the 1st episode of 3D Maker Salon by "Andreas Braun" who is well-experienced in 3D printing and worked with them for a quite long period. And also known as Co-owner at Geeetech. So I hope it was great listening to him through his journey in the 3D Printing World, skills, tricks and turns with his experience. If you have missed to watch it...
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Guide To 3D Printer Filament PART- III

I know it is the most awaited post which is related to the recycling and storage of the 3D filament. This is the 3rd part of the 3D printer filament guide in the 1st 2 parts I explained about the importance of the 3D material, what is the 3D filament made of, list or different type of filaments, advantages, disadvantages, applications, price, and extrusion temperatures of each and every filament. Now let us discuss the remaining topics. Can filament be recycled? Nowadays plastic is one of the important sources required for the living, but plastics are non-biodegradable materials. Some of them...