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Connecting 2 PLA prints

by arneltec

Has anyone had any luck gluing PLA to PLA? I'm looking for something strong that will not crack. I've done super glue before and that's not as strong. It's broken off a few times. If you've used epoxy. Please provide which one you used and has it lasted?

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Anet A8 Marlin error

by ahamplanet

I'm trying to upload marlin to my A8 but keep encountering this error. I have the right driver installed and I have the right board selected but I think this is a version error but I can't find any documentation on which version of arduino is compatible with Marlin.

Anet_A8 Arduino Arduino_version_error Help Marlin marlin_firmware
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Useful household items to print w/ TPU?

by Sndgjaytr

Can someone that print with TPU on regular basis give me some ideas? What sort of items are useful to print with TPU for household use?

I think I’ve mastered PLA, ABS, and PETG... or at least at a level where I can successfully troubleshoot a lot of things quickly... so I think it is time for me to move on to others, more complicated materials, such as TPU and nylon etc... but I dont want to waste my time and materials on junks stuff. Perhaps you can give me some ideas on the things that you find useful to have for our everyday life so I can start from there..? Thanks!

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Anet A8 Plus

by electronron

My grandson in-law has been wanting to get a 3D printer ever since he saw my little print farm so I took him with me to MRRF where we saw the new Anet A8 Plus. With a build volume of 300 x 300 x 350 and an all metal frame it looked like a good choice.

As it was his birthday I just had to buy it for him. (He was more than a little surprised)

We assembled it that night (took about an hour) and were getting excellent prints right from the start.
I am impressed by the improvements Anet has made, these include...
Enclosed power terminals with fused power connector and switch
Redesigned control board with proper terminal strips for the power and heaters
The control board is now fused as well.
Improved heated bed connector
X and Y belt tensioners.
What appears to be the latest version of Marlin
LCD display attaches to a bracket with magnets

Was missing the M5 x 20mm screws for the gantry (usable without them but still need them to stiffen the gantry)
Was missing 1 T-nut and screw for the spool holder
You still have to dress all the wiring yourself with spiral wrap.
Although improved the heated bed connector should have a strain relief added.
Still uses micro SD cards
Update: There were two defective linear bearings, one on the X axis and one on the Y axis. We replaced them with Igus-Delrin bearings which are so smooth operating I think I'm going to change all my printers to Igus-Delrin bearings.
We only bought 7 bearings because the Z axis bearings are good and there will be very little wear on them.

They still have to work on QC to make sure all the parts are there.

Despite the QC issues it's still a very nice printer especially considering that there was a $100 off MSRP discount for purchasing at MRRF.

Update 6/21/2019 Anet has the firmware available for download http://www.anet3d.com/down.aspx?TypeId=26&FId=t14:26:14
I looked through the config.h file and the Hot End Thermal protection is enabled, the Bed Thermal Protection is not.

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skr 1.3 Board fan

by obeu

i bought skr 1.3 and i'll use it on a8, what should i do to put a fan on the board?
(https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3634655 like this)

SKR 1.3 + Mosfet Case for 20x20 Extrusion
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