Shop Talk – Stop Leveling Your Bed and Start Tramming Your Machine!

In this episode, we will be looking at the misconception of bed leveling and the fact we are really tramming our machine (3D Printer). What is tramming you ask, well the “tram” is the squareness of of your machine too to your bed surface in the X & Y and the act of “Tramming” is achieving this squareness between these two planes.

In addition there is also a misconception that the bed is a single plane when in fact it is irregular (it has dips and humps) so is divisible into many sub-planes in order normalize the error (i.e. deviations) across the entire bed and we will talk about these and more so grab a quick coffee and lets get tramming!

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GearBest JGAURORA A5 – Look Whats Inside!

In this episode, we will be taking a look at what inside the GearBest JGAURORA A5! While we have setup a “Whats Inside Page” at diy3dtech.com/whats-inside-the-jgaurora-a5-3d-printer/ we take a bit deeper look to what inside this guy and make it tick!

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GearBest JGAURORA A5 – Shootout with the Creality CR 10!

So you asked for it and here it is folk! The shoot between the Creality CR-10 (goo.gl/wDNeeH) whom many consider the reigning king of 3P printers and the up and coming GearBest JG AURORA A5 Updated (goo.gl/efnSH4) printer! Now there have been a lot of change “haters” out there saying “how dare you say this is a Creality Killer!” (insert arrogant huff here). So this is going to be bit of a LONG video as I am going to walk feature by feature between the Creality and GearBest JG AURORA A5 so you will want to have a beverage handy! Also below is a ton of additional information on this printer and the shoot-out as well as more of my opinions based upon experience so be sure to read down all the way.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The Creality CR-10 used in this comparison is HIGHLY modified and tuned! The GearBest JG AURORA A5 is straight from the box ZERO tuning! This is important to keep in mind because if you are “Joe Average” and buy a Creality and take it out of the box, it will NOT perform as well as the one in the comparison.

Settings for Test Prints:
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Layer thickness: 0.1
Speed: 50mm/sec
Retraction: 6mm at 50mm/sec
Travel Speed: 150mm/sec
Bed Temp: 70(c)
Hotend Temp: Creality 210(c) / JGAURORA A5 200(c)
Pawn URL: www.thingiverse.com/thing:997832
Filament Creality: Hatchbox Red
Filiament JGAURORA A5: White (what was in the box)
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General Parameters for GearBest JG AURORA A5 3D Printer:
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Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm
Nozzle temperature: Room temperature to 250 degree
Product forming size: 305 x 305 x 320mm
Layer thickness: 0.1-0.3mm
Memory card offline print: USB Thumb Drive
LCD Screen: Touch Sensitive Color
Print speed: 10 – 150mm/s
Platform temperature: Room temperature to 110 degree
Material diameter: 1.75mm
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Notes:
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[1] IMHO the lack of the 80mm is not an issue as while it is “possible” to print those extra 80mm, the issue will arise from the fact the Creality has moving bed (unlike say the Tronxy x5s) and thus as print climbs. The center of gravity will shift and induce some level of error. Now this error in many cases can be of acceptable tolerances but this is seconded by occurrence of “need” to print object that tall and trading the 80mm for other feature such as a second Z-Axis motor.

[2] In the videos you will notice what appears to additional hot-end movement for the GearBest JG AURORA A5 3D. I believe (note “believe” and have not confirmed) is due to the firmware’s handling of arc’s and also feels this is what caused the GearBest JG AURORA A5 3D to run a bit longer as this increased “distance” the hot-end had to travel. Now for the “Average Joe” this will not be an issue as to see this you need a microscope. However for the power user, I would recommend reflashing.

[3] Since making this video I have reflashed with Marlin and reduced the stepper motor noise to less then the CR-10 without changing the driver current but not sure I am happy with it. Watch for an up-coming video

[4] Something I forgot to note in my review is that the “contained” movements (i.e. belts and lead screws) give this a major one-up for schools and office setting (homes with younger children too) to avoid injury. Even the hot-end is better shielded with the plate which goes across the front of the X-Axis.
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Interested in getting your own JGAURORA A5 Creality CR-10 killer 3D Printer? Well check out the deals on Gearbest for them here goo.gl/efnSH4 as these folks have been great to work with and are huge supporters of the 3D Printing community!

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GearBest JGAROURA A5 – Intelligent Bed Leveling and Filament Loading!

In this episode, we will be showing how the Intelligent Bed Leveling of the GearBest JGAROURA A5 works as well as how to load the filament as we get this Creality CR-10 killer ready to start its printing duties!

Note: There will be a detailed video coming Friday however I had to unbox it and set it first so will produce these on the way to the shoot out video as it will be a nail biter!

Interested in getting your own JGAURORA A5 Creality CR-10 killer 3D Printer? Well check out the deals on Gearbest for them here goo.gl/efnSH4 as these folks have been great to work with and are huge supporters of the 3D Printing community!

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GearBest JGAROURA A5 – The Creality CR -10 Killer Unboxing and Assembly!

In this episode, we will be unboxing and assembling the GearBest JGAURORA A5 Updated High Accuracy 3D Printer! This 3D Printer from a performance as well as price point appear for purposes to be the Creality CR-10 Killer! As this thing out of the box come far more tricked out then the Creality CR-10, with Black Diamond Bed, slightly larger build area, easier to assemble and far more features such as auto resume on power failure, semi intelligent bed levels and more over what what say the reigning king of the hill has (i.e. the Creality CR-10)!

In this video we will be first talking little about why this printer, then do a bit of an unboxing to share with you guys whats in the box then we will assemble just to show you how crazy easy it is! Also help with referencing points in the video we have added an index below:

Introduction……..: 0:11
Unboxing………….: 1:20
Assembly Start…: 5:30
Cable Issue………: 7:20
Base Assembly…: 7:34
Spool Assembly..: 9:00
Features…………..: 9:31

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Shop Talk – 3D Printing and Air Quality!

In this episode, we will be talking about 3D printing and air quality, you that “stuff” we all breath in? As back when I started 3D printing, there wasn’t a lot of research on the impacts of this as frank your home is not an industrial building and with 3D printing we are melting plastic and you and your family are breathing in the results of this!

So we also set up this page to capture a lot of work which has been done in this space so you can educate yourself first hand here: diy3dtech.com/3d-printing-and-air-quality-risks/

However what I really want to talk about in this video is how I deal with this in my home shop and how you might be able to also!

Parts to build your ventilation system
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Excerpt (3dprintingindustry.com/news/toxic-abs-pla-fumes-3dsafety-org-inquires-vocs-60796/):

The lab tests showed that ABS is significantly more toxic than PLA, but that the corn-based polymer is not exempt form dangerous emissions, especially if extruded at temperatures higher than 200°C. Furthermore (as may be expected), the same material spools, when acquired from different resellers, release very different quantities of VOCs, even if used in the same 3D printer and under the same parameters of speed and temperature.

A second critical aspect is that relating to the emission of nanoparticles, that is, particles with a diameter smaller than .1 micron, which can be absorbed directly by the pulmonary alveolus and the epidermis. In this case, the emissions, when using ABS, vary from 3 to 30 times those that occur when using PLA filament. The test also demonstrated that the time necessary for the nanoparticle concentration in the air to go back to standard levels was between 10 and 30 minutes after the extrusion processes stopped. Through a photo-ionization technology, the study (which has been published on 3Dsafety.org and will progressively be updated with further information) was also conducted on nylon, polystyrene, PET and other materials.

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K40 eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver – Balanced 3D Printed Fume Extraction System!

As in this episode, we will be finishing up the new fume extractor for the K40 eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver! So far this has been working well for me (as in actuality I finished this about a month or so ago) and with the larger intake the complete evacuation has been far better then the prior design I was using!

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3D Printed Project – Universal Base Designer on Thingiverse!

In this episode, we will be taking a look at a Universal Base Creator which I whipped up and and made into a Thinigverse Customizer! As I needed a base for my new laser cooling pump and printed it in TPU to absorb the viberation and realized I was doing this all of the time so creating a customize was an easy route to solving this problem and figured I would share this with community!

Here it is on Thinigverse: www.thingiverse.com/thing:2670250

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Shop Talk – The Result Are In For Diode Smoothing and YOU Have to Decide!

In this episode, we will be taking a look at the results from our diode smoothing tests! With this said, I am going crowd source this this a bit to get YOUR opinions! So please comment below!

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Thingiverse Finds – Printing The Unlockable Loose Filament Spool!

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode, we will be printing the Unlockable Loose Filament Spool we found on Thingiverse as this has been on my todo list forever! Got to tell you it took a little work, but was was it worth and do I have tips for you? Well check out the video!

Unlockable loose Filament Spool by TheGoofy, published Dec 21, 2016: www.thingiverse.com/thing:1986210

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Shop Talk – Diode Smoothing Your 3D Printer Fact or Fake News!

In this episode, we will be looking at the concept of Diode Smoothing stepper motors. Is this magic or myth? well in this first part, we will introduce them and discuss the possible options for their use and in the second (up coming) we will throw the scope on them and see for ourself’s whats happening! So fake news or 3D printing miracle, we are going to pull back the curtains!

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Small scale alternative: diy3dtech.com/gearbest-tronxy-x1-desktop-3d-printer/
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Creality CR10 – GCode to Clean Nozzle Before Printing!

In this episode, we will be developing some start-up G-Code for the Creality CR-10 print which is also adaptable to other printers with minor modifications. So we will take a look at how it works then, I will walk you though the code! So let go and get our G-Code on!

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