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by magicwiser
Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: 2 color printing and splitting a model into two
Replies: 5
Views: 5754

Re: 2 color printing and splitting a model into two

Do you prefer to create Duel Extrusion prints with or without using the "Dual Extrusion Wizard" in the software? I have never been able to get a successful print using the wizard If it is a simple print where the top is one color and the bottom is another color then I don't bother using the wizard....
by magicwiser
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Newbie to FlashForge 3 Creator Pro
Replies: 5
Views: 3672

Re: Newbie to FlashForge 3 Creator Pro

The biggest mistake I made was being too excited to start printing things so I didn't properly level my build plate. That caused lots of frustration later down the road. S3D has an amazing bed leveling wizard under the tools menu. Use it two or three times in a row until everything is perfect. Howev...
by magicwiser
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Need a new printer. Recommendations???
Replies: 3
Views: 1862

Re: Need a new printer. Recommendations???

FlashForge Pro works very well (I own three) however they are not stackable as is. Doesn't have network abilities either but an octoprint would fix that.
by magicwiser
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: 2 color printing and splitting a model into two
Replies: 5
Views: 5754

Re: 2 color printing and splitting a model into two

I agree with the previous post. To really take advantage of the dual extruders, you need to design your model in pieces. However, for your keychain, that can be accomplished fairly easily within S3D. You need to create two different processes, one for the bottom part and one for the top part. Config...
by magicwiser
Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Newbie Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2513

Re: Newbie Questions

I was in a similar position as you in that I got my FlashForge Pro real cheap so I didn't mind splurging on this software. Long story short, I could never go back to replicatorG or anything else. In particular, when I create an object in AutoDesk Fusion 360 and export it to an .stl, it always rotate...
by magicwiser
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Purchased the software but got no access
Replies: 5
Views: 2811

Re: Purchased the software but got no access

The same thing happened to me. Paid but got no access code. Ultimately had to contact them directly to get access.
by magicwiser
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Misaligned Dual Extruders
Replies: 3
Views: 1326

Misaligned Dual Extruders

I have owned a FlashForge dual for almost a year now and have made countless successful dual extruder prints without a problem. However, I recently bought a second FF dual and have run into a problem with the dual extruders. It seems that S3D doesn't quite know exactly how far apart the extruders ar...
by magicwiser
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Support issues
Replies: 1
Views: 779

Re: Support issues

You might try making the support pillar resolution smaller if it is a small part. Other then that, its hard to tell without a factory file to look at.
by magicwiser
Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Need help with support for ABS
Replies: 4
Views: 3071

Re: Need help with support for ABS

I have also struggled with this. My experience has been that printing rounded overhangs that curve upwards (like the bottom of a sphere) always come out pretty ugly (like the first photo shows). Up until now I have just tried to avoid them but its nice to know there might be hope afterall!
by magicwiser
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Filament Spooler
Replies: 3
Views: 1326

Re: Filament Spooler

dkightley wrote: And as for a funky use for printing waste......mine goes towards filler for fake sandbags for use at WW2 reenactment events at the Tramway Museum I volunteer at.
Wow, that is truly a unique use of scrap prints! Thanks for sharing.

As for the spooler, you make a good point.

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