Category: Shop Talk

Shop Talk – Easy Way To Measure Z Axis Travel!

In this episode, we will be looking at an easy to find out the amount Z Travel per Revolution so you can calculate the layer height for your printer!

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Shop Talk – Is your Z Axis is Lying to YOU?

In this episode, we will be looking a bit of a mis-truth if you will in the 3D world as can your Z-Axis really print say .1 or .3mm layer heights? Most likely not! Say you put in 0.3mm layer height into your slicer and you Z-Axis will try to accommodate you but can it really?

Optimal layer height for your Z axis calculator: www.prusaprinters.org/calculator/#optimallayer

Creality Owers you looking for a second Z-Axis: diy3dtech.com/creality-cr-10-second-z-axis/

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Note to advanced users: I tried to keep this video at an “intermediate” level and did explore “micro-stepping” nor pitch angles on the lead screw. So yes I am aware of both of these, yet felt they were byonded the intended scope of this video.

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Shop Talk – Easily Install an External MOSFET for Bed Control!

In this episode, we will be showing you how we installed a new MOSFET for bed heat control on the Trnonxy x5s (see more here: diy3dtech.com/gearbest-tronxy-x5s-high-precision-large-scale-3d-printer/). Also see here for these modules: diy3dtech.com/heated-bed-mos-power-module/ from the video if your interested in getting one!

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Shop Talk – Quick Intro to External MOSFETs for Bed and HotEnds!

In this episode, we will be looking at MOSFETS for bed and hot end control (see here: diy3dtech.com/heated-bed-mos-power-module/) for use in driving the bed and hotends!

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Creality CR-10 Killer………….: diy3dtech.com/gearbest-jgaurora-a5-updated-high-accuracy-3d-printer/
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Shop Talk – Bonus Does 3D Printing Drive Up Your Electric Bill!

In this episode, we will be looking at the Tacklife EM02 Classic Power Meter Energy Watt Voltage Amps Electricity Usage Monitor Tester with Overload Warning, LCD Display for Saving Energy Cost (see more here: amzn.to/2sjBKQO ) as the wife was complaining about the electric bill sO decided to see “how much power does a 3d printer use. So lets do an unboxing and take a look at this interesting devices and see! In future episodes we will be taking a more detailed look at this in action!

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Original Gearbest version…: diy3dtech.com/gearbest-cr-10-super-large-3d-printer/
Best Deals on a Creality……: diy3dtech.com/creality-cr-10-best-deals/
Have you been bitten……….: diy3dtech.com/gearbest-tevo-black-widow-3d-printer-kit/
Have you seen this…………..: diy3dtech.com/gearbest-tronxy-x1-desktop-3d-printer/
Best Small Kit Deal…………..: diy3dtech.com/tevo-tarantula/
Creality CR-10 Killer………….: diy3dtech.com/gearbest-jgaurora-a5-updated-high-accuracy-3d-printer/
Better then Monoprice Mini: diy3dtech.com/geeetech-e180-mini-3d-printer/

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Shop Talk – Solving My Core XY Motor Configuration Issues!

In this episode, we will be sorting out our issues with the motors on the Tronxy x5s as I had motor go bad so I changed it out with the cables and got myself into some trouble because doing so forgot this is a Core X/Y design and there really isn’t an X/Y axis but an Alpha & Beta as they work together much like a delta printer. This being the case, the motor configuration is a bit different and as I proceeded to troubleshoot the issue, figured it would be good to make a video to assist others who may also come across the same problem! Also, even if you don’t have a Core X/Y printer, this is still good video to check out as we will also share seveval general tips & tricks too!

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Best Small Kit Deal…………..: diy3dtech.com/tevo-tarantula/
Creality CR-10 Killer………….: diy3dtech.com/gearbest-jgaurora-a5-updated-high-accuracy-3d-printer/
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Shop Talk – Slicer Settings For The Perfect First Layer!

In this episode, we will be look at my secret slicer settings for getting that perfect first layer every time! After doing thousands of prints, I have come to settle in on a simple very effective settings that I use over and over again to ensure my both stick and yield quality results!

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Creality CR-10 Killer………….: diy3dtech.com/gearbest-jgaurora-a5-updated-high-accuracy-3d-printer/
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Shop Talk – Unboxing an Air Quality Meter for 3D Printer Testing!

In this episode, we will be IGERESS Indoor Air Quality Detector Accurate Testing Formaldehyde(HCHO) Monitor with PM2.5/PM10/TVOC Test Data Logger Detector Air Quality Meter with Time Display to start testing the air-quality of various 3D Printers and filament!

As your watching this, I have started testing various filaments and will be creating a series of video’s detailing the results of each test.

If your interested in getting one, here is the link where you can find several options: diy3dtech.com/air-quality-meters-for-3d-printing/

Specs/Info:
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An ideal multi-function testing tool to monitor the air quality, a safeguard for family health. If exceed standard, prompt alarm and interface color changed!
Major functions: accurate detects Formaldehyde(HCHO), TVOC(including benzene), and fine particulate dust matter measuring (PM2.5), real time testing record and analyzed,hazard level with Time Display!
Easy to operate with simple system settings through 3 function buttons.Large LCD screen intelligently display the testing results, English interface easy and clear to read! Affordable and portable to monitor air quality, micro USB and power adapter for charging!
Do Calibration well on initial use, otherwise, data may be inaccurate. Easy to calibrate with 3 steps for sensor calibration: take it to outdoors in fresh air environment, select Sensor Calibration and Calibrate, wait for it to be automatically calibrated(5min). Then it’s ready for accurate detection. A user guide will send by email!
Suitable to use at: Home(Kitchen, Bedroom and etc.), Office, Car, Travel, Camping and Party, etc.. Test the Air Quality anytime anywhere to be away from harmful of PM2.5,HCHO, Haze and So On.
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Shop Talk – So This is why a Floating Ground is BAD!

In this episode, we will be following up on our previous discussion (see more here: youtu.be/fSNMQxkpf18) around the electrical risk and 3D Printers (machines in general) as after a lot of discussion on this thread, the general opinion is the issue Angus experienced was one of a “floating ground” and a Y capacitor. Yet what is a “Y” capacitor you ask? Well Y-capacitors are designed to filter out common-mode noise, and are connected between line and chassis (i.e. ground) to do this. When the earth ground is lost, this voltage can become stray and cause a “touch current” which is more an announce than harmful (because of the low current) yet is an indicator that your earthen ground and therefore your electrical safy has failed.

Also keep in mind for Angus, his mains are 220v as opposed us in North America at 120v. This means he will see a higher stray voltage (around ~70 volts) and because “volts” represent electromotive force, this mean a high likelihood of feeling a shock. The other thing as we discussed in the video, by adding printers (machines in general) to a power strip without a ground, you will be increasing the current (because the voltage will remain parallel) so this can compound the experience.

Note: (1) these types of tests should not be performed unless you are an experienced professional and have been train to work with such voltages and currents as they can be deadly (yes I have had a family member killed by 110v it happens!). Second, I tried to keep this video simple and descriptive and NOT academic so please don’t waste your time nit picking.

You can see Angus’s video here (I got shocked by a 3D Printer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt-0n95GvQo&t=510s ) and I recommend watching if you have not seen it. As in this episode we dig deeper into this potential issue as basically all 3D printers in this type/class work the same. So we will talk about what could go wrong to cause this as well as what precautions to take to avoid these risks!

Also, here is a video which I created a while back on grounding and the CO2 laser which is also relevant in general to concept of grounding machinery: youtu.be/6vztMvWUnmM

Safety Tips!
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1. Avoid the use the residential power strips period, if you feel compelled to use a power strip, use an industrial grade such as this amzn.to/2EEYJaz or amzn.to/2CZ22c2

2. Ensure your home has a working ground! I can’t stress this enough and you can test it with a simple tester such as this: amzn.to/2FB6rn9

3. If need to use an extension cord, use an industrial grade of say 16 to 12 gauge. Better yet, use something like this (it come various length) amzn.to/2muQkz1 to avoid the need of an extension cord all together

4. If you are shocked, unplug the device or suspected devices immediately until the source of the problem can be found and resolved!
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Shop Talk – Can My 3D Printer Electrocute Me?

In this episode, we will be taking a look inside the JG Aurora A5 as a follow up to a video from Angus Deveson over at Makers Muse as he bought many good points about the risks of 3D Printers in and having proper grounding and the hazards!

You can see Angus’s video here (I got shocked by a 3D Printer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt-0n95GvQo&t=510s ) and I recommend watching if you have not seen it. As in this episode we dig deeper into this potential issue as basically all 3D printers in this type/class work the same. So we will talk about what could go wrong to cause this as well as what precautions to take to avoid these risks!

Also, here is a video which I created a while back on grounding and the CO2 laser which is also relevant in general to concept of grounding machinery: youtu.be/6vztMvWUnmM

Safety Tips!
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1. Avoid the use the residential power strips period, if you feel compelled to use a power strip, use an industrial grade such as this amzn.to/2EEYJaz or amzn.to/2CZ22c2

2. Ensure your home has a working ground! I can’t stress this enough and you can test it with a simple tester such as this: amzn.to/2FB6rn9

3. If need to use an extension cord, use an industrial grade of say 16 to 12 gauge. Better yet, use something like this (it come various length) amzn.to/2muQkz1 to avoid the need of an extension cord all together

4. If you are shocked, unplug the device or suspected devices immediately until the source of the problem can be found and resolved!
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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!

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects!

Follow us on Instagram:
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If your looking for looking 3D Printer, Laser Cutter and CNC Swag (T-Shirts, Hats, Mugs, etc), please support the channel by visiting our online shop at: swag.DIY3DTech.com