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    possibly the funniest Instructable i've ever read

    wow, it didn't like that :D

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  • ChimneyS commented on SteveRoy's instructable Building a Prusa i3 3D Printer2 months ago
    Building a  Prusa i3 3D Printer

    Ok, great, thanks! Yeah, I saw your revised post, unfortunately after my comment but no harm done! It's another great Instructable and I'll use it when building mine (however I'll make the plywood frame since I have access to a laser cutter instead of a CNC). From my experience with the potoboard type of print bed the "raft" can sometimes be difficult to remove without damaging the piece, or yourself (Woops) (However I think part of the reason for that was due to poor quality filament) i'll probably use a glass print bed to avoid that hassle. I think i'll use PLA mostly, however if I do need to print parts like the example you showed me then i'll probably use ABS but I'm not exactly sure how I'd make a box to regulate tempurature, we don't have air conditioning so hopefully th...see more »Ok, great, thanks! Yeah, I saw your revised post, unfortunately after my comment but no harm done! It's another great Instructable and I'll use it when building mine (however I'll make the plywood frame since I have access to a laser cutter instead of a CNC). From my experience with the potoboard type of print bed the "raft" can sometimes be difficult to remove without damaging the piece, or yourself (Woops) (However I think part of the reason for that was due to poor quality filament) i'll probably use a glass print bed to avoid that hassle. I think i'll use PLA mostly, however if I do need to print parts like the example you showed me then i'll probably use ABS but I'm not exactly sure how I'd make a box to regulate tempurature, we don't have air conditioning so hopefully that won't cause too much of an issue, maybe i'll just use a cardboard box with an acrylic window? The printer I have access to is a Makerbot Replicator Z18 which only officially uses PLA filament so I might end up re-printing parts that are more likely to break with my own printer when it's finished using ABS, or, more likely, just re-print the whole lot!Thank you so much for your help! When I went looking into making my own 3D printer I originally thought I'd be spending days on the computer organizing the various parts but this Instructable has made it so much easier, great work!

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  • ChimneyS commented on SteveRoy's instructable Building a Prusa i3 3D Printer2 months ago
    Building a  Prusa i3 3D Printer

    Wow! this is one of the best Instructables I've ever seen, great job! I have a couple of questions before attempting this project, firstly, I've seen 3D printers that use a fiberglass print bed with small (about 1mm) holes at regular intervals, similar to a protoboard, just without the copper contacts, if I used one of these instead of a glass plate, do you think this would effect print quality? Secondly, following on from Linc156's question, is there any benefit to printing with ABS rather than PLA, or at least having the option to?

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