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Old 04-30-2018, 11:54 AM   #21 (permalink)
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My printer also came with some of the rods loose and way out of whack. I've leveled it using a piece of paper but I hadn't tried any glue or adhesive. Last night I found an old glue stick (no telling how old it was) and tried it. I got a much better result but still not quite there yet. At Dennis' suggestion I'm going to try some other adhesives, and I'll continue to work with the leveling. I know I'll get there eventually.

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/240ml-8oz-3...UAAOSwCJxaMfeQ

This is the glue I use, it is the best I have used, I have used a few different glue sticks, this requires a heated bed
it will not release until it cools off.
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Thanks, Dennis, I’ll check it out. I did buy a special blue tape today and will try that, as well. My printer bed isn’t glass, however, so not sure.
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Good news! I used the blue tape and the glue stick, releveled the bed, and finally got a usable print. I have a gravestone I got somewhere and have been using it as a test piece. I ordered a print from Shapeways and then from two of our local public libraries that offer free printing, and now my own print. While none of them came out perfect, I have to say all of them are “good enough” and of the four, mine is the “goodest.” Not the best photo, but here are the four prints. Can you tell which is which?



One thing I also did was run the file through the latest version of Ultimaker Cura, and set it to print the first layers a bit slower.

Thanks to all for your kind assistance. Now, on to the list of projects I have waiting ...
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Good news! I used the blue tape and the glue stick, releveled the bed, and finally got a usable print. I have a gravestone I got somewhere and have been using it as a test piece. I ordered a print from Shapeways and then from two of our local public libraries that offer free printing, and now my own print. While none of them came out perfect, I have to say all of them are “good enough” and of the four, mine is the “goodest.” Not the best photo, but here are the four prints. Can you tell which is which?



One thing I also did was run the file through the latest version of Ultimaker Cura, and set it to print the first layers a bit slower.

Thanks to all for your kind assistance. Now, on to the list of projects I have waiting ...
Glad you made some progress! Is yours the 2nd one?

I use the blue masking tape without glue, 200° nozzle and print an adhesion brim using Cura software and it seems to work great.
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It was, indeed. I used an 8x10 sheet of blue tape that I got at Fry's Electronics that looks and feels a little different from normal painter's tape. I think I'll try the normal stuff at some point. Temp was set at 205 and I also used an adhesion brim.
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3-D printers suck big time!! They do not deliver what they promise at all!!
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3-D printers suck big time!! They do not deliver what they promise at all!!
are you sure?
in my case, i was enthusiastic about the results, good and expensive printers produced.
then i bought a cheap one, that didn't cope with these expectations.
so it collected dust.

now, some years later, i'm flirting with the idea, to buy a more advanced and more expensive model.
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I have printed 100's of parts with success
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