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I've Joined the Creality Club - First print :)

Discussion in '3D Printers & 3D Printing' started by Redbrickman, Dec 6, 2017 at 12:05 AM.

  1. Dec 6, 2017 at 12:05 AM
    Redbrickman

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    I've finally made it. After months of procrastination ( I call it research) I made the first print from my Creality CR10S tonight and Wow! Wow! Wow! :yaThat's all I can say about it at the moment as I am more than impressed with the quality considering it was a first print and there will be more tweaking to the setup.

    It followed a night and day of sheer frustration after finding that the Left Hand Z stepper was not moving, and herein lies a tale ;)

    When I received the printer the first thing I did was to open the control box to check for loose cables or parts that had come adrift in the shipping. I found one cable completely unplugged and due to the length and approximately where it lay I plugged it into the nearest socket. On closer examination after finding the stepper did not work I found a second socket behind the one that the RH stepper was plugged into. Soon as I had the box back together off she went. I spent about an hour re-adjusting all the wheels etc that I had moved in desparation to get the gantry moving smoothly.

    Next I used the rather nasty sticky sheets that come with the printer to cover the glass plate and to my amazement I found that the glass bed was level which is not usually the case with this printer apparently.

    A quick level using the auto levelling feature and a business card and I set the Creality Cat off to print in the hope that the Code supplied on the card is now OK - previous versions came out decapitated :)

    Well it took a few tries to get the first layer to stick. I resorted to Pritt stick on the bed paper and upped the temp on the bed to 60 degres for the first layer.

    2 Hrs 20 Mins later and the cat is finished. I cannot believe the quality for a first print, including the shiny shield and collar which unfortunately the phone camera did not pick up. The base is not the best, I have to work on that but the finish is more than acceptable. I used the sample PLA that comes with the printer and the standard settings in the code - 200C hot end and 45C for the bed.

    Every device on my home network has a name and this one will be no exception once I add Octopi. I have already named her Lucy Lui after the Martial Arts girl in the movie Kill Bill. Asian beauty, precison and multiple slicing all round :D

    I had almost decided to buy the new Prusa MK3 which was twice the price and probably will not be shipped until March/April due to the Pre-Orders but the more I read about the CR10 the more I was persuaded to try it. Thanks to you guys here, except The Hat - he has got me hooked on yet another hobby :hide



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  2. Dec 6, 2017 at 12:30 AM
    stratman

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    Congrats to Redbrickman! Job well done. :clap

    Don't forget to add the CReality to your list of printer models in your profile. Let the world know! :thumbsup
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2017 at 1:13 AM
    Nifty

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    Holy cow, that's a perfect print!!! I mean, seriously, it's amazing.

    Super congrats on your new toy and immediate success, and thanks for sharing it with us!

    LOL, that's hilarious and super clever!

    Looking forward to more discussions, pictures, and info sharing with you.

    :thumbsup
     
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  4. Dec 6, 2017 at 9:53 AM
    Redbrickman

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    Thanks Nifty, I always have the feeling that "test prints" turn out good but are not always the (C)reality when you start printing other stuff, but time will tell ;)

    If you have your CR10 in the same room where you work do you wear ear defenders - boy that front fan is loud! I can see a fan upgrade on the list for later.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2017 at 10:08 AM
    Nifty

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    I replaced the fans and added these vibration dampers that made a TON of difference: http://amzn.to/2BPfuyX

    Now my CR-10 is way less noisy.
     
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  6. Dec 6, 2017 at 11:03 AM
    The Hat

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    I find these printers amazing at just how many adjustment and add on’s you can make, you watch it print and then say Hey, I can improve on that, and away you go making something...:weee :lol:

    See how I always get the credit for leading guys astray...:eek: :lol:
    @stratman is my next target...:caf
     
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