Assembling a CR-10 - Any "gotchas" to be aware of?

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Re: Assembling a CR-10 - Any "gotchas" to be aware of?

Post by LePaul » January 14th, 2019, 10:30 am

For a bed, I have several of these....

https://tiny-machines-3d.myshopify.com/ ... d-printers

Documentation...i feel your pain. I used to do technical writing/documentation for a software company. Trust me....i feel your pain.

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Re: Assembling a CR-10 - Any "gotchas" to be aware of?

Post by Lez0 » January 15th, 2019, 5:28 am

Hi LePaul
These look better than the ones I suggested.
Have you used them with ABS?

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Post by LePaul » January 15th, 2019, 7:47 pm

I've not used ABS on any of my printers. My friend has and the smell was awful

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Re: Assembling a CR-10 - Any "gotchas" to be aware of?

Post by Lez0 » January 16th, 2019, 8:27 am

I've used it a few times and it didn't smell that bad. I have it in the garage anyway.
Did your friend use ABS on one of these polyprop sheets?

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Post by LePaul » January 16th, 2019, 9:43 am

No, this was before those were out

According to Tiny Machines website (https://tiny-machines-3d.myshopify.com/ ... d-printers)

Benefits
Superior adhesion compared to glass. No tape or glue needed with PLA! Adhesion is improved with temperature so prints can be removed easier at room temperature.
Compatible with PLA, ABS, and exotics (good up to 130℃).
Easy to clean! Use alcohol or warm, soapy water.
Weight savings compared to 3mm glass (see chart below)

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Post by Lez0 » January 16th, 2019, 11:13 am

Hi LePaul are you on commission from these people. ;-)
It sounds too good to be true.

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Post by LePaul » January 17th, 2019, 3:01 pm

Tiny Machines? No....I just like their stuff

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Post by PNWMaker » January 20th, 2019, 12:02 pm

I've been using tape and heating the bed for PLA, but now I'm seeing info that says not to heat the bed for PLA. (??)

I tried a print without using any tape or glue and with the bed heated but nothing stuck at all, zero adhesion.

Is it better to run the bed cold for PLA?

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Post by Roberts_Clif » January 20th, 2019, 2:44 pm

I have printed PLA both ways, without any differences.
PLA Nozzle temp 200C Bed 50 C or PLA 200C Bed room temperature, On tape.
When I print on my Bed surface it like the bed above room temp at about 50C which seems to have good adhesion.
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Post by susanneadam » March 5th, 2019, 6:35 am

As soon as, I have received the Creality CR-10S printer, I spent literally 25 minutes to assemble the printer. It is so simple to assemble comparing it to other 3d printer kits. You can easily unpack the parts for the ease of installation and set-up for an everlasting experience.

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Post by LePaul » March 5th, 2019, 2:28 pm

The biggest issue I had with the CR-10 printers...especially my first one...was how it was packed. Poorly. The cables were not secured so they bounced all over and really clobbered the hot end. I had to spend a fair amount of time getting the eccentric nut just right to secure that

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