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I've just bought a 3D printer

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:49 pm
by YNWaN
I've just bought a 3D printer. This one in fact, a Creality 3D CR-10(S):

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A friend bought this exact one a few weeks ago and I've been very impressed with the quality. I know the 3D modelling software Solidworks pretty well so designing stuff for it is no problem. I'm very excited as to all the audio bits I will be able to make :).
Product Highlights
Dual Z Lead Screws
Filament Run-out Sensor
Super printing size with competitive price
High printing accuracy can meet the industrial needs.
Patent technology for XYZ aluminium V-slot bearing + precision roller with high positioning accuracy to make it run smoothly and get higher quality product.
Simple design, easy to make, to avoid the cumbersome installation.
Industrial-grade PCB can continuously print for about 200 hours (under ideal conditions), with matures printing technology and stable performance.
Patent MK8 nozzle extrusion structure can print more printing material without block.
Electronic control host was separated from the printing body, in order to meet the needs of refitting printing size to various specifications according your imagination

Item specifics
Brand Name: CREALITY 3D
Model Number: FD3040S
Colour Print Speed: 20-200mm/s
Printing size: 500*500*500mm
Layer height: 0.05-0.4mm (recommend 0.1-0.20mm)
Printing speed: 30-300mm/s (recommend 20-80mm/s)
Extrusion temperature: 0-260℃
Print Material: 1.75mm PLA, ABS, TPU, Copper, Wood, Carbon Fibre, Gradient Colour etc.
Software: CURA, Repetier-Host simplify 3D
File format: STL, OBJ, G-Code, JPG
Operating System: Windows XP/7/8/, Mac OS
Package size: 54x64x31cm (21.26×25.2×12.2 inches)
Heated bed: Yes
please note according to Creality the bed being level on the 500x500 model has an error margin of +/- 3mm
You can also get a head attachment that allows it to laser etch!

Re: I've just bought a 3D printer

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:30 pm
by YNWaN
It will be a couple of weeks before the printer is delivered but it does open up a whole new world of potential. Before pretty much everything I made was machines from stock form. The 3D printer means I can realise designs that could only normally be injection moulder or would require very elaborate multi-axis machining. I’ve got a whole host of ideas - can’t wait :).

Re: I've just bought a 3D printer

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:27 am
by Andy831
Looking forward to seeing the results

Re: I've just bought a 3D printer

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:49 am
by YNWaN
Me too :) - I received notification this morning that it is being shipped. I think it is coming air freight so shouldn't take long.

Re: I've just bought a 3D printer

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:22 am
by Andy831
What you planning to try printing first Mark?

Re: I've just bought a 3D printer

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:03 pm
by YNWaN
Good question - bits I want to do are a new suspension spring design I have in mind, cartridge body, an arm I have designed and a bunch of bits for the (oh so slowly) developing turntable I’m building - caps for the adjustment system etc. Oh, also an adjustable version of my record clamp design :).

Re: I've just bought a 3D printer

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:40 pm
by YNWaN
Well I’ve just had a message from UPS to say that import duty charges have been paid and so delivery is imminent.

Regarding the import duties - I bought the the printer from a site called ‘Light in the box’ (LITB) and one of the options was to insure against import charges - I’ve not seen this before but did (luckily) select it at £5 (or so). When UPS messaged me to say delivery was on hold until £82.00 of import duty had been levied I merely copied the UPS invoice to LITB and they promptly refunded me the exact amount. So although I did pay an extra £82.00 it was balanced out by a refund of exactly the same amount - which has left me very pleased :).

Re: I've just bought a 3D printer

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:23 pm
by YNWaN
It has arrived and is sat in my hallway as I type this. However, I doubt it will be unboxed before the weekend and perhaps not even then. I really am stupidly busy with work at the moment :(.

Re: I've just bought a 3D printer

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:04 am
by FrostEOne
I checked this 3D printer out on their website. Looks like a great unit and priced pretty decently as well. Interested in seeing your 3D printed creations.

Re: I've just bought a 3D printer

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:43 pm
by FrostEOne
Mark, Have you seen this 3D printed concrete castle?
http://www.totalkustom.com/3d-castle-completed.html
They do houses as well.