Ender 3 “After-Build” Notes

Process Rules If you’re new to 3D printing, one of the most important things to remember is “There’s very little art” and a whole boat-load of critical thinking and  science involved in making 3D prints.  Process rules in this pursuit. I thought it would be useful next to roll through some common “first time learning” for each step of the 3D process. Designing Things The 3D (and CNC pattern) search engine Yeggi.com is a gem.  …

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3D Printer Build Companion: Creality Ender 3

Coaching Notes for 3D Newbies If you’re willing to invest about $300, you can become involved in the emergent technology called 3D printing. The purpose of this document is to share some “personal experiences” as noted by a 71-year old guy getting into the hobby. Things that may not be apparent to people over 50 who have never been out on the bleeding edge of tech. Basic 2D Printing When you strike a key on …

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The Builds Are Coming! The Builds Are Coming!

A Printer Assembly Companion! In November, we will roll-out a series of 3D printer and CNC machine assembly “Companions.” After looking over approaches to assembly and test prints, it becomes evident there are two main approaches. The first is videos (you can see them in the Video tab above). The second track is by reading absolutely incomprehensible assembly instructions that comes with many printers and CNC machines.  Or buy a bunch of 3DP books on …

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