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Creality CR10 – Install the Second Z Axis Step by Step!

In this episode, we will be going step by step to the install our a second Z axis on the Creality CR-10 as I want to up the game on this bad boy to make it a plastic pushing monster that can whip it around like its no-ones business and having a stable X gantry (which is supported by the dual Z access) is critical in my book for success.

Handy Links:
Get your second Z Axis: diy3dtech.com/creality-cr-10-second-z-axis/
Creality Hot-End Parts: diy3dtech.com/creality-cr-10-hot-end-and-parts/
Nozzle removal and cleaning: diy3dtech.com/nozzle-removal-and-cleaning-tools/
Professional clean up tools: diy3dtech.com/3d-print-clean-up-tools/
Go PEI: diy3dtech.com/pei-printing-build-surfaces/
Insulate your heated bed: diy3dtech.com/ceramic-insulation-for-heated-beds/
Dampen your steppers: diy3dtech.com/stepper-motor-vibration-dampeners/
Smoother your steppers: diy3dtech.com/tl-smoother-kit-for-3d-printer-stepper-motors/
Upgrade your MOSFETS: diy3dtech.com/heated-bed-mos-power-module/

Handy Tools:
USB Oscilloscope: diy3dtech.com/hantek-pc-based-usb-digital-oscilloscope/
USB dial indicator: diy3dtech.com/usb-dial-indicator-kit/
Vacuum former: diy3dtech.com/vacuum-former/
Dry-film-lubricant: diy3dtech.com/dupont-teflon-non-stick-dry-film-lubricant/
Contour Gauges: diy3dtech.com/contour-gauges/
FLIR: diy3dtech.com/flir-one-thermal-imaging-camera/
Digital Caliper: diy3dtech.com/digital-caliper-depth-gauge/
Power Screwdriver: diy3dtech.com/cordless-power-precision-screwdriver/
Screwdriver repair tool: diy3dtech.com/stepless-electric-screwdriver-repair-tool/
Air Quality Meters: diy3dtech.com/air-quality-meters-for-3d-printing/
Rotary Tool: diy3dtech.com/dc-6v-24v-mini-rotary-tool-electric-drill/
Scotch Brite Wheels: diy3dtech.com/38mm-abrasive-scotch-brite-wheels-for-dremel/

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Creality CR10 – Why I Got a Second Z Axis and You Might Want One Too!

In this episode, we will be talking about why you might want to get a second Z Axis for your Creality CR-10! As I got one so we will take it out of the box together and see whats in there as well as talk about the mechanics.

Deals on Z-Axis for Cerality CR-10: diy3dtech.com/creality-cr-10-second-z-axis/

Handy Links:
Get your second Z Axis: diy3dtech.com/creality-cr-10-second-z-axis/
Creality Hot-End Parts: diy3dtech.com/creality-cr-10-hot-end-and-parts/
Nozzle removal and cleaning: diy3dtech.com/nozzle-removal-and-cleaning-tools/
Professional clean up tools: diy3dtech.com/3d-print-clean-up-tools/
Go PEI: diy3dtech.com/pei-printing-build-surfaces/
Insulate your heated bed: diy3dtech.com/ceramic-insulation-for-heated-beds/
Dampen your steppers: diy3dtech.com/stepper-motor-vibration-dampeners/
Smoother your steppers: diy3dtech.com/tl-smoother-kit-for-3d-printer-stepper-motors/
Upgrade your MOSFETS: diy3dtech.com/heated-bed-mos-power-module/

Looking for a new 3D Printer and what to support the channel? Well here is your chance to also score a deal too:

Amazing BIG Kit printer……: diy3dtech.com/gearbest-tronxy-x5s-high-precision-large-scale-3d-printer/
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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3D Print Air Quality – ASA vs ABS and the RESULTS are!

In this episode, we will be taking a look at ASA (Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate) a newer filament pre-say that is becoming more popular on the 3D replacine ABS as it has 10 times the weather and UV resistance of ABS. So you guys asked me to test it and test it I did! If you want to check the filament, here is a link: amzn.to/2FlpFNg

If you looking for a new 3d Printer and want to also help support the channel, check out these deals!

Amazing BIG Kit printer……: diy3dtech.com/gearbest-tronxy-x5s-high-precision-large-scale-3d-printer/
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/

Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA), also called acrylic styrene acrylonitrile, is a thermoplastic developed as an alternative to acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), but with improved weather resistance, and is widely used in the automotive industry.[1] It is used for general prototyping in 3D printing, where its UV resistance and mechanical properties make it an excellent material for use in fused deposition modelling printers.[2]

ASA is structurally very similar to ABS. The spherical particles of slightly crosslinked acrylate rubber (instead of butadiene rubber), functioning as an impact modifier, are chemically grafted with styrene-acrylonitrile copolymer chains, and embedded in styrene-acrylonitrile matrix. The acrylate rubber differs from the butadiene based rubber by absence of double bonds, which gives the material about ten times the weathering resistance and resistance to ultraviolet radiation of ABS, higher long-term heat resistance, and better chemical resistance. ASA is significantly more resistant to environmental stress cracking than ABS, especially to alcohols and many cleaning agents. n-Butyl acrylate rubber is usually used, but other esters can be encountered too, e.g. ethyl hexyl acrylate. The latter has lower glass transition temperature than the former, -65 °C vs -45 °C, providing better low-temperature properties to the material.[3]

Couple points worth note:

[1] Just because you don’t “smell” something doesn’t mean there aren’t particles in the air.
[2] Measurements in the video are for formaldehyde registering substances and TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compound en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volatile_organic_compound).

This means there could be other “bad” things in the air which we are not measuring. So this is why one of the larger data points we will focus on are PM2.5 counts. So you might ask why we are so concerned about this? Well, Since they are so small and light, PM2.5 particles tend to stay longer in the air than their heavier siblings the PM10 particles. This increases the chances of humans and animals inhaling them and due to their small size, particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers are able to bypass the nose and throat and penetrate deep into the lungs with some may even enter the circulatory system.

There have been studies which have found a close link between exposure to fine particles and premature death from heart and lung disease. Fine particles are also known to trigger or worsen chronic disease such as asthma, heart attack, bronchitis and other respiratory problems as well as a Journal of the American Medical Association (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11879110) paper which suggests that “long-term exposure to PM2.5 may lead to plaque deposits in arteries, causing vascular inflammation and a hardening of the arteries which can eventually lead to heart attack and stroke. Scientists in the study estimated that for every 10 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3) increase in fine particulate air pollution, there is an associated 4%, 6% and 8% increased risk of all-cause, cardiopulmonary and lung cancer mortality, respectively”
.

Reference for citation: blissair.com/what-is-pm-2-5.htm

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

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

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Cura – Experimenting with Tree Supports!

In this episode, we will be experimenting with the new Tree Support function in Cura and talking about some of the setting and I will share with you both a success and fail as thumbs up for effort the part of Cura but there are still some bugs to be worked so kick back and take a look as I think they are heading in the right direction!

Download Cura: ultimaker.com/en/products/ultimaker-cura-software

Also if your looking for a collection of professional 3D print finishing tools take a look here: diy3dtech.com/3d-print-clean-up-tools/

If you looking for a new 3d Printer and want to also help support the channel, check out these deals!

Amazing BIG Kit printer……: diy3dtech.com/gearbest-tronxy-x5s-high-precision-large-scale-3d-printer/
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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3D Printed Project – UpCycling Pill Bottles for Shop Storage!

In this episode, we will be be looking at a “separator” which I designed in Open-SCAD for upcycling screws in the shop using discarded pill bottles! As a Maker, I love doing upcycling projects to make use of discarded things so I had a bunch of these laying around the shop so here you are!

Pill Bottle Upcycling Separator!
www.thingiverse.com/thing:2798126

Also if your looking for a collection of professional 3D print finishing tools take a look here: diy3dtech.com/3d-print-clean-up-tools/

If you looking for a new 3d Printer and want to also help support the channel, check out these deals!
Amazing BIG Kit printer……: diy3dtech.com/gearbest-tronxy-x5s-high-precision-large-scale-3d-printer/
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/

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

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Inland 1.75mm Black PLA 3D Printer Filament - 1kg Spool (2.2 lbs)

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3D Print Air Quality – Nylon vs ABS and the RESULTS are!

In this episode, we will be taking a look at Nylon (bridge nylon see more here: amzn.to/2BUaM5v) as we start to wrap up our air quality series! Also as I mention in the video I will be doing a wrap up and finial thoughts, however by popular demand I will be doing ASA plastic (its on order) so look for that in the future as well as I might revisit colors too and many folks wrote me about that too!

Air Quality Playlist: goo.gl/CNbrJQ
Dr. Dave Post: diy3dtech.com/dr-daves-post-on-resin-based-printers/

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

Other related videos:
Shop Talk – 3D Printing and Air Quality: youtu.be/pgWss4X0mdE
Shop Talk – Unboxing an Air Quality Meter for 3D Printer Testing: youtu.be/qATY-v2Q6ao
ABS -vs- HIPS: youtu.be/vc-0yeWowYk

Couple points worth note:

[1] Just because you don’t “smell” something doesn’t mean there aren’t particles in the air.
[2] Measurements in the video are for formaldehyde registering substances and TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compound en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volatile_organic_compound).

This means there could be other “bad” things in the air which we are not measuring. So this is why one of the larger data points we will focus on are PM2.5 counts. So you might ask why we are so concerned about this? Well, Since they are so small and light, PM2.5 particles tend to stay longer in the air than their heavier siblings the PM10 particles. This increases the chances of humans and animals inhaling them and due to their small size, particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers are able to bypass the nose and throat and penetrate deep into the lungs with some may even enter the circulatory system.

There have been studies which have found a close link between exposure to fine particles and premature death from heart and lung disease. Fine particles are also known to trigger or worsen chronic disease such as asthma, heart attack, bronchitis and other respiratory problems as well as a Journal of the American Medical Association (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11879110) paper which suggests that “long-term exposure to PM2.5 may lead to plaque deposits in arteries, causing vascular inflammation and a hardening of the arteries which can eventually lead to heart attack and stroke. Scientists in the study estimated that for every 10 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3) increase in fine particulate air pollution, there is an associated 4%, 6% and 8% increased risk of all-cause, cardiopulmonary and lung cancer mortality, respectively”

Now the goal this project is not to promote fear mongering, however information as homes are not factory’s and 3D printing introduces pollutants which many homes in their design where not meant to deal with.

Reference for citation: blissair.com/what-is-pm-2-5.htm

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

Amazing BIG Kit printer……: diy3dtech.com/gearbest-tronxy-x5s-high-precision-large-scale-3d-printer/
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/

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

Follow us on Instagram:
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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/

Not End giving you issues on your Creality CR-10: diy3dtech.com/creality-cr-10-hot-end-and-parts/

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.

Amazing BIG Kit printer……: diy3dtech.com/gearbest-tronxy-x5s-high-precision-large-scale-3d-printer/
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/

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

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3D Printed Project – Multi Purpose Pegboard Micrometer Mount!

In this episode, we will be looking at this multi-purpose micrometer (see here: amzn.to/2C5yesS) pegboard mount. As in my quest for a mid-winter shop organization program I decided to design up these nifty little mounts! So instead of just doing the same ole thing I decided to up the game with a multi-purpose design by adding a pen/pencil holder to the top and neodymium magnets (see here: amzn.to/2BhBN2n ) to the side to hold my favored metal scales (see here: amzn.to/2GXUs3X).

Multi-Purpose Micrometer Pegboard Mount!: www.thingiverse.com/thing:2786407

Affordable Micrometer / Thickness Gauge: amzn.to/2C5yesS
Neodymium Magnets: amzn.to/2BhBN2n
Metal Scales: amzn.to/2GXUs3X

Looking for a new printer and want to help support the channel then check out these links:
Amazing BIG Kit printer……: diy3dtech.com/gearbest-tronxy-x5s-high-precision-large-scale-3d-printer/
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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Cura – Experimenting with Adaptive Layering!

In this episode, we downloaded and installed the Cura Beta with Adaptive Layering! This is a new addition for Cura and it is still “experimental” so guess what we are going to experiment with it! So I am going to show you how to activate it, and what how each of the settings affect your print!

Download Cura Beta Here: ultimaker.com/en/blog/52479-ultimaker-cura-32-beta-now-available

If you looking for a new 3d Printer and want to also help support the channel, check out these deals!

Amazing BIG Kit printer……: diy3dtech.com/gearbest-tronxy-x5s-high-precision-large-scale-3d-printer/
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/

Also if your looking for a collection of professional 3D print finishing tools take a look here: diy3dtech.com/3d-print-clean-up-tools/

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

3D Print Air Quality – TPU vs ABS and the Results are In!

In this episode, we will be looking at my personal favorite filament TPU! How will it fare, better or worse than the leading bottom of the barrel ABS? well take a look and find out!

Air Quality Playlist: goo.gl/CNbrJQ
Dr. Dave Post: diy3dtech.com/dr-daves-post-on-resin-based-printers/

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

Other related videos:
Shop Talk – 3D Printing and Air Quality: youtu.be/pgWss4X0mdE
Shop Talk – Unboxing an Air Quality Meter for 3D Printer Testing: youtu.be/qATY-v2Q6ao
ABS -vs- HIPS: youtu.be/vc-0yeWowYk

Couple points worth note:

[1] Just because you don’t “smell” something doesn’t mean there aren’t particles in the air.
[2] Measurements in the video are for formaldehyde registering substances and TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compound en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volatile_organic_compound).

This means there could be other “bad” things in the air which we are not measuring. So this is why one of the larger data points we will focus on are PM2.5 counts. So you might ask why we are so concerned about this? Well, Since they are so small and light, PM2.5 particles tend to stay longer in the air than their heavier siblings the PM10 particles. This increases the chances of humans and animals inhaling them and due to their small size, particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers are able to bypass the nose and throat and penetrate deep into the lungs with some may even enter the circulatory system.

There have been studies which have found a close link between exposure to fine particles and premature death from heart and lung disease. Fine particles are also known to trigger or worsen chronic disease such as asthma, heart attack, bronchitis and other respiratory problems as well as a Journal of the American Medical Association (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11879110) paper which suggests that “long-term exposure to PM2.5 may lead to plaque deposits in arteries, causing vascular inflammation and a hardening of the arteries which can eventually lead to heart attack and stroke. Scientists in the study estimated that for every 10 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3) increase in fine particulate air pollution, there is an associated 4%, 6% and 8% increased risk of all-cause, cardiopulmonary and lung cancer mortality, respectively”

Now the goal this project is not to promote fear mongering, however information as homes are not factory’s and 3D printing introduces pollutants which many homes in their design where not meant to deal with.

Reference for citation: blissair.com/what-is-pm-2-5.htm

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