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Magnetics & Buildplates. Don't Get Ripped Off. Comprehensive Magnet Learning.

Magnetics & Buildplates. Don't Get Ripped Off. Comprehensive Magnet Learning.
Science, yo. Lately I've been asked (and seen some shady marketing shit, who's surprised?) about magnetics by the people wishing to build their own buildplates and include the right magnets for the job. You can get involved in the discussion and design practices by joining in on our forums and if you are already here you're in the right place... Making your own isn't difficult, just like anything else though there are considerations when doing so or buying a system from a 3rd party. Our own plates for the Artillery 3D printers use all of this culminated experience, just to be clear I don't take making something that works well lightly and want to give everyone choices. The ones you make are up to you, just be informed. Learning something is what this is supposed to be about right? Our plates for Artillery and other printers will be available soon. Keep up to date...
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3D Nexus Affiliate Disclosure

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We decided early this year to include ourselves in the Amazon Affiliates Program to plainly, assist with operating costs, nothing more. We dont get paid for company exposure, and abhor the "Sponsored" type of information sites (Reviews for free merch, etc.) - as mentioned below, the site will have simple links to product(s) we use, test and are happy with sharing information about.  FTC Disclosure Compliance Rules In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media are aware if the blogger or publisher is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. The readers need to know if the content publisher is making money by sharing a link or product. In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site: Sometimes links on 3D-Nexus.com are...
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Do you NEED to Upgrade or Modify Your Artillery (Or Any) 3D Printer? Most Of The Time, No.

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Your 3D printer is very capable of awesome prints out of the box. It's true.  Mechanical, Art, High Detail, and just about anything else you can think of.   New users, while waiting for their sparkly new printer to arrive usually pour over internet resources hoping to arm themselves with the right information and even more tend to try to soak up as much useful information about 3D printing in general before they decided to jump in. Thats how it's supposed to be. The thing that people dont consider is there will be good information, and well, bad information. How do you know the difference? Well, consider what 3D printers are. They are tools. Precision TOOLS. Not toys, not casual hobby craft sports like glue guns or sticker albums. Another fact is, this is 2020 and the 3D printer technology has been around mainstream for a number of years now and, most manufacturers have things sorted out...
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Raspberry Pi4 Released Today...

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From Raspberrypi.org: We have a surprise for you today: Raspberry Pi 4 is now on sale, starting at $35. This is a comprehensive upgrade, touching almost every element of the platform. For the first time we provide a PC-like level of performance for most users, while retaining the interfacing capabilities and hackability of the classic Raspberry Pi line. Get yours today from our Approved Resellers, or from the Raspberry Pi Store in Cambridge, open today 8am–8pm! Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Here are the highlights: A 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU (~3× performance)1GB, 2GB, or 4GB of LPDDR4 SDRAMFull-throughput Gigabit EthernetDual-band 802.11ac wireless networkingBluetooth 5.0Two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 portsDual monitor support, at resolutions up to 4KVideoCore VI graphics, supporting OpenGL ES 3.x4Kp60 hardware decode of HEVC videoComplete compatibility with earlier Raspberry Pi products And here it is in the flesh:  Raspberry Pi 4 memory options This is the first time we’re offering a choice of memory...
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The First Layer. Elusive? No. Common Sense.

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The importance of the first layer is paramount and will usually determine if your model is going to fail later in the build or not.Credit: Peter Solomon  Too many people do not give enough attention to all of the details to get the right first layer.Once that you do, so many of your problems will disappear and your printing will become fun and much more predictable! There are 6 Main Factors in getting the perfect first layer 1. Well Trammed Machine(this is not so much about the first layer as in good preparation for the rest of your steps)Tramming your machine is making sure all of the components are at perfect 90° to each other, this doesn't mean leveling with a bubble level gauge. It means making sure your vertical elements are all at 90° to the horizontal elements, that your X gantry is Parallel to the bed and at 90°...
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