posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 11:45 PM
a reply to: TheRedneck
Not being temp controlled might not be the biggest
deal. For my printer, I ended up creating an enclosure out of cardboard (one of my favorite
materials ever) with one side being acrylic. Then I controlled that
environment with a micro computer and some sensors. I even went as far as
doing things like exhausting the extruder fan externally.
Still have some issues with environmental changes even then, but it was much improved with some of the trickier materials. Something like PLA is
pretty forgiving though.
On a semi-related note, storing your filaments can also be overlooked, but can be important. A sealed, air tight container with some kind of dessicant
is all that's really needed.
Setting up remote viewing can be really super useful. Prints can kinda go to pot for various reasons and coming back to what looks like a ball of yarn
isn't the best experience
A little funny every time though.
For as much as I might want to learn welding, I just don't think it'll happen. A bone metabolism disorder and eight fractured vertebrae that only
continue to break and never heal make some things more trouble than they are worth. Also have some metal joints, fractured ribs, ruptured & herniated
discs, etc. but those pale in comparison to the spinal fractures. Those hurt