3D Print Beginner Blog

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Textured Key Holder

I just got a new Textured PEI Sheet from Trianglelabs and i wanted to do a print that shows the nice texture you get when printing on it. So, i downloaded the Key Holder remix from Thingiverse by ctrlrst. Here are the results: Printed in Galaxy Black PLA...

Artillery Sidewinder X1 calibration guide 0

Artillery Sidewinder X1 calibration guide

I noticed that there are a lot of people who experience Z banding, inconsistent extrusion or other issues in their prints. In my Sidewinder X1 review i went over some first checks a user should do when receiving and installing the printer for the first time. In the...

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NF Crazy Hotend – A Mosqutio Hotend alternative

A few weeks ago, i tested the Mosquito Hotend and i really liked it. It offers really good performance, improved retractions and one-handed nozzle changes. Unfortunately, the thing i did not like the most is the price. I could not justify installing a $200+ hotend on the Ender...

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Fix Octoprint always on printer display

If you are an Octoprint user, you probably noticed that the printer display is always on. This is caused by the USB connection powering the printer display and motherboard. Today i will show you an easy fix for the Octoprint always on printer display. Why is this happening...

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Sidewinder X1 Waggster Mod BLTouch improved Fan Duct

The Sidewinder X1 has a basic fan duct that works well, but the cooling is done only from one side. I wanted to improve this and because i am using a BLTouch with the Waggster Mod, there were limited options i could choose. So, the improved Fan Duct...

CR-10S PRO Simplify 3D Profile for PETG 0

CR-10S PRO Simplify 3D Profile for PETG

I tuned my Simplify 3D profile for PETG, on the Creality CR-10S PRO. The results can be seen below. Settings: Layer Height – 0.15 mm Temp: 220C Speed: 60mm/s Retraction: 3mm at 50mm/s Coasting: 1mm You can download the profile by following this link. It is really important...

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Artillery Sidewinder X1 (EVNOVO) Review

Artillery 3D (recently renamed in EVNOVO) is a Shenzhen company founded in October 2018 and it’s main focus is producing quality 3D Printers. One of the most popular printers made by EVNOVO is the Sidewinder X1. Today, we will review the Sidewinder X1 and test it’s functionality. Packaging...

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The Mosquito Hotend – best hotend money can buy ?

What is The Mosquito Hotend? In a 3D printing world where the majority of the hotends consist of E3D V6 variants, the Mosquito Hotend is a breath of fresh air. The Mosquito Hotend was designed by Slice Engineering to be to be an upgrade over the regular hotends....

CR10S-PRO Prusa Slicer profile 0

CR10S-PRO Prusa Slicer profile

After a few failed updates from Cura and general instability, i made the move to Prusa Slicer 2.1. I tweaked the profile with a few test prints, and i find the results better than Cura. Feel free to download the profile from here. It should be a good...

All-Metal BMG Direct Drive Extruder – My New Favorite 0

All-Metal BMG Direct Drive Extruder – My New Favorite

Browsing on AliExpress, this new All-Metal BMG extruder caught my eye. So i ordered one and here’s my thoughts for it. The Good All-Metal construction makes it great for Direct Drive applications. High Quality finish made from aluminium acts like a heatsink. It’s really compact compared to the...