After buying yet another Creality 3D Printer last month, it was a disappointing to find that the latest Ender 3 V2 extruder is still made of cheap plastic. These have an average life expectancy of 2-3 months, where the lever arm breaks, or filament just grinds through the plastic. As such, I decided to revisit […]
The SKR Mini E3 is an affordable, 32 bit board upgrade for the Ender-3 and Ender-5 3D Printers. The form factor (shape) and layout are an exact match to the original Creality boards, making it a simple drop-in replacement. It comes with a blazing fast 32 bit ARM Cortex processor, the latest TMC 2209 silent […]
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When I first started down the rabbit hole of 3D Printer upgrades, one of my earliest projects was installing a V6 hotend on the Anet A8. It came with a small, 30mm cooling fan and plenty of wiring length was included, but it didn’t have a plug for the board. This conundrum introduced me to […]
All Metal Hotends are an exciting upgrade, but do come with a learning curve and their own set of problems. We’ll look at the most common issues and fixes.
It’s easy to forget sometimes that 3D Printers are mechanical, and like any machine, they need routine maintenance for best results. Left unchecked, wear and tear can affect the print quality, long before we start to hear grinding bearings or a squeaking lead screw. That doesn’t mean just tightening the belts or cleaning the v-wheels […]