OK Scott Here again. So I over the last few years and all I have decided to change how I do my printer rundowns a little. Some might call them reviews but that’s a term I don’t care for because to many reviews are bias. Therefore I do what I call rundowns. Where I give my overall thoughts on the printer along with a list of exactly what I found on the printers good and bad these are 100% my view of things I will give good and bad no matter what. So for this article I’m going to do a RUNDOWN on the Sovol SV01 which I have had for just over 3 weeks now. You can find the unboxing and build video over on my youtube channel here.
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Ok Scott here again This time I'm going to start with another basics the parts and terms commonly used in 3D printers. I plan on adding images to most ares but until then I figured this will be a help for some of you. If you have more to add feel free to send me a message or email. I have not added printer layout types and not done delta terms yet but I will get there.
- Frame – Holds the full printer together. This can be metal, acrylic or even wood.
- X axis motion – movement on the printer from left to right.
- Y axis motion – movement on the printer from front to back.
- Z axis Motion – movement on the printer up and down.
- Extruder – Takes filament from the spool and pushes it to the hotend.
OK so Scott here again and while I have been busy working on getting my new office / lab around I figured I would take a little time to put together a new short article based a few of my facebook post as a way to help the community tune their printers and speed up their prints.
one thing to remember is even if you have 2 printers brand new out of the box exact same make model everything both will need their own tune because of the variance in each part or piece in the printer.
When it comes to tuning it should be the exact same steps to tune the X5S as an I3.
OK Scott here again like normal. A lot of people have asked me to do reviews or feedback on different printer or ask me what I think of a new printer out and while I can give my overall view of the new printers as to what I can see being good or bad about them I can not and will not do any true rundown on any printer or product I have not used. With that said I have offered my thoughts on several printers that I do not own but please always keep in mind it's only based on what I see.... while I have other printers I’m not going to include them here as one is no longer on the market and the other is custom built by me (still in process).
Here at C3D we haveve been experimenting with how we can get the best quality prints in the least amount of print time. One idea that has been explored before is to combine infill for a certain number of layers. While similar features had been implemented in most slicers (Cura, Slic3r, Simplify3D) here is our take on it.
Minimum requirements1. Cura 3.2.1 or later2. Internet connectionInstallation
1. Download the BoostedGcode.py python script from:https://goo.gl/6CGQQR2. Copy the file to Cura’s PostProcessingPlugin Script directory. How to find the folder: a) Mac: In the Menu click Help->Show configuration folder b) Windows: In the Menu click Help->Show configuration folder3. Restart Cura
Once again Scott Here to see if I can’t help you understand the something else I have seen questions about in the 3D printing community. This Time around I’ll go over the G-code used By Chitu on their F mini control board and other custom made control boards used by Tronxy and several other companies now. This control board comes on the Tronxy X5SA, X5ST, X5S-E2, XY-3 and XY-2 to name a few.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGING THESE SETTING WILL change your printers behavior. Therefore I do not recommend changing settings yourself without understanding what each setting your adjusting does.
Ok so Scott here again, this time I decided to go ahead and take things to a simple level based off a write up done by Syed Muhammad Shaheryar. I have seen so many comments and issues with people flashing firmware to their factory TronXY X5S control board, now this should work for flashing the firmware on the X3S as well but the firmware I included will need some edit work unlike for the X5S. This Version of Arduino IDE will work just like any other but it can be installed on a thumb drive or SD card and moved from one computer to the next without having to install anything on that computer. it should also work on other boards but I have not tested it.
Well we are still at work on the background stuff to get more information on the site and more background work done. Thanks to Yi Ong we have a new How-to up and it's quickly become the most viewed article yet. Still looking for more if any of you write one feel free to let us know because we would love to be able to post it here for all to see. We also added a donation button on the bottom of the site to the site fund itself and future upgrades that are found to be needed. Looking forward to seeing more activity in the forum... Don't forget the stop in and check out out gallery where we have videos and downloads amoung other things.
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