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PaulB
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The test whistle is incredible. 

 

Posted : 09/03/2021 6:44 pm
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I'm so pleased with mine.  Arrived last Monday but I did not have it built till last Thursday due to work commitments.
I did the bed levelling modification with springs as my bed was slightly raised in the middle.  I found that the spacers for the bed are not all the same size and that could have been why.

Here is my bed visualisation before springs with the spacers: 
https://chart-studio.plotly.com/~robchoc/1/#/  

Here it is after calibration with springs:
https://chart-studio.plotly.com/~robchoc/3/#/

Here is a print of a statue I downloaded and printed.

I still want to print that castle but running out of filament.  😉 

Posted : 09/03/2021 7:20 pm
Ken
 Ken
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@paulb

Finished building mine last night I'd say closer to 16 hours, but was tired when finished so only powered up tonight.  Only a couple of issues on self test and now calibrating.  Seem to have a bag of gummy bears left

Posted : 09/03/2021 8:15 pm
Clarmrrsn
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Posted by: @rob-2

I'm so pleased with mine.  Arrived last Monday but I did not have it built till last Thursday due to work commitments.
I did the bed levelling modification with springs as my bed was slightly raised in the middle.  I found that the spacers for the bed are not all the same size and that could have been why.

Here is my bed visualisation before springs with the spacers: 
https://chart-studio.plotly.com/~robchoc/1/#/  

Here it is after calibration with springs:
https://chart-studio.plotly.com/~robchoc/3/#/

Here is a print of a statue I downloaded and printed.

I still want to print that castle but running out of filament.  😉 

Who is a lucky boy then 😉

Interesting results with the mod, however I will be actively avoiding messing with my MK3 when it arrives.  Will be taking the If it aint broke approach 😀 

I did however consider using my torque screwdriver to torque all the bed screws to the same torque.  Prusa assured me this is not required but cant see how it will do any harm.  Maybe leave it in reserve it the bed becomes an issue.

How much difference was there in the length of the bushes?

Tank you very much!...
Posted : 10/03/2021 1:50 am
Rob
 Rob
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@clarmrrsn

I found a 0.2mm difference on one and that was enough for me and my bed was catching in the middle so something had to be done.
As far as I was concerned it was broken and had to be fixed. 🙂

Hope you get yours soon.

Posted : 10/03/2021 7:54 am
PaulB
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@ken-2

Assume yours was a full kit then? Mine was only a 40 min job. Impressed so far. 
I printed a phone case I customised for my daughter with some cheap eryone filament, and it performed very well and looks great. 

Posted : 10/03/2021 7:59 am
PaulB
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As a newbie to 3D printing, must admit I’m super impressed. 

I printed the tree frog today, and switched filaments a few times, this is a mix between Prusament PLA and Eryone PLA. 

Posted : 10/03/2021 4:12 pm
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Posted by: @paulb

As a newbie to 3D printing, must admit I’m super impressed. 

I printed the tree frog today, and switched filaments a few times, this is a mix between Prusament PLA and Eryone PLA. 

That is so cool, I really like that.

Posted : 10/03/2021 4:23 pm
Ken
 Ken
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@paulb

Yes it was i3 MK3 Kit - the built and mini was reporting up to 8 weeks at the time

Posted : 10/03/2021 6:06 pm
Richard D
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Posted by: @paulb

The test whistle is incredible. 

 

I've tried three times to get that sodding whistle printed tonight, using the sample of silver Prusament.  It breaks free of the bed every time 🙁

Managed to print a pretty good Benchy and a frog earlier today, but since then I’ve had nothing but jams and frustrations.

Posted : 11/03/2021 12:43 am
JoanTabb
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I would wash the build plate with Hot water and dish soap. rinse with Hot Water, and dry immediately. 

I would also use 7x7 Mesh Bed levelling  with a mk3 series printer, 
and I would use the 'Life Adjust Z My Way'  to ensure that the first layer was well laid down

https://forum.prusaprinters.org/forum/original-prusa-i3-mk3s-mk3-assembly-and-first-prints-troubleshooting/life-adjust-z-my-way/

regards Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 11/03/2021 12:49 am
Richard D
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@joantabb

Thanks; I'd just opened the Life Adjust thread in another browser tab 🙂

I upped the temp to 70 degrees and it seems like it's going to stick this time.  Not happy I have the Z height sorted yet, but that's something to look at during one of tomorrow's interminable meetings 🙂

Which is about the best part of this journey I've found so far - it makes Zoom meetings less tedious.

 

 

Posted : 11/03/2021 12:53 am
Richard D
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First layer calibration is the least of my woes today; it's back to it's default mode of clogging/jamming somewhere 🙁

Posted : 11/03/2021 1:18 pm
PaulB
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@richard-d

So sorry to hear of the trouble you are having. My mini has been behaving pretty well. I had to manually adjust the superpinda as it wouldn’t go low enough for  the textured build plate, but otherwise it’s all been good. 
Hope you get it sorted soon, and I’m sure you will learn more on the process. 

Posted : 11/03/2021 1:21 pm
Clarmrrsn
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The day has come 🙂

A package with my MK3S+ and some very friendly gummy bears (Who shall be sacrificed during the build) has just been shipped out today.

Just had the email from Prusa.

😀 😋 😜 

 

This post was modified 2 months ago by Clarmrrsn
Tank you very much!...
Posted : 11/03/2021 3:48 pm
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@clarmrrsn

Watch the bears don't jump out the pack and mix up all your nuts and bolts on the way over. 😱 

Posted : 11/03/2021 4:07 pm
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@rob-2

The bears won't be getting anywhere near my nuts 😳 

Tank you very much!...
Posted : 11/03/2021 4:10 pm
Clarmrrsn
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Quick question.

I know the next stage once DHL have picked up from Prusa is to pay the vat and DHL fees, Do DHL send an email for this to be done online?

Tank you very much!...
Posted : 12/03/2021 9:48 am
Mike Rawlins
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@clarmrrsn

I got an email, if you look at the tracking page on DHL, you can sign up for emails about your consignment, I'm pretty sure there are links on there once it is Customs Notified that you can use as well.

Posted : 12/03/2021 9:53 am
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PaulB
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@mike-rawlins

Yeah I saw a notice before I got the email. As long as you get it paid before it gets to East Midland airport for clearance it shouldn't cause delays.

 

 

Posted : 12/03/2021 10:10 am
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