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Sovol SV01 Rundown

     OK Scott Here again. So I over the last few years and all I have decided to change how I do my printer rundowns a little. Some might call them reviews but that’s a term I don’t care for because to many reviews are bias. Therefore I do what I call rundowns.  Where I give my overall thoughts on the printer along with a list of exactly what I found on the printers good and bad these are 100% my view of things I will give good and bad no matter what. So for this article I’m going to do a RUNDOWN  on the Sovol SV01 which I have had for just over 3 weeks now. You can find the unboxing and build video over on my youtube channel here.

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I use s3d I use priline or eryone filament most of the time with temps 208 to 213 on pla. One thing to keep in mind with this pri... Read More
Monday, 07 October 2019 09:06
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3D Printer Terms and Definitions

Ok Scott here again This time I'm going to start with another basics the parts and terms commonly used in 3D printers. I plan on adding images to most ares but until then I figured this will be a help for some of you. If you have more to add feel free to send me a message or email. I have not added printer layout types and not done delta terms yet but I will get there.

  1. Frame – Holds the full printer together. This can be metal, acrylic or even wood.
  2. X axis motion – movement on the printer from left to right.
  3. Y axis motion – movement on the printer from front to back.
  4. Z axis Motion – movement on the printer up and down.
  5. Extruder – Takes filament from the spool and pushes it to the hotend.
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Brandon Stadthagen
Awesome read!! Keep it up, this should help clarify the parts for better troubleshooting!
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 22:46
Scott Worthington
Thanks just trying to help feel free to help me add more... already added a few more terms love seeing things like this increase b... Read More
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 22:50
Scott Worthington
I can add smoothers just need to figure out the best way to describe them because they are a mixed feedback item some swear by the... Read More
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 17:35
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Tuning and Speeding up Prints

     OK so Scott here again  and while I have been busy working on getting my new office / lab around I figured I would take a little time to put together a new short article based a few of my facebook post as a way to help the community tune their printers and speed up their prints. 

    one thing to remember is even if you have 2 printers brand new out of the box exact same make model everything both will need their own tune because of the variance in each part or piece in the printer. 

When it comes to tuning it should be the exact same steps to tune the X5S as an I3. 

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Chris Whynot
Thanks Scott for your help.
Friday, 09 November 2018 20:42
Justin Drake
I hope you can find time to show pictures of this print and point out what settings in S3D to adjust any mishaps. Ie. bridging,und... Read More
Saturday, 01 June 2019 05:59
Scott Worthington
I dont plan on doing images or anything for this as the s3d site already has that stuff covered and the link is already in the art... Read More
Saturday, 01 June 2019 13:26
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Rundown on printers

      OK Scott here again like normal. A lot of people have asked me to do reviews or feedback on different printer or ask me what I think of a new printer out and while I can give my overall view of the new printers as to what I can see being good or bad about them I can not and will not do any true rundown on any printer or product I have not used. With that said I have offered my thoughts on several printers that I do not own but please always keep in mind it's only based on what I see....  while I have other printers I’m not going to include them here as one is no longer on the market and the other is custom built by me (still in process).

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High Resolution Printing in Shorter Time

    Here at C3D we haveve been experimenting with how we can get the best quality prints in the least amount of print time. One idea that has been explored before is to combine infill for a certain number of layers. While similar features had been implemented in most slicers (Cura, Slic3r, Simplify3D) here is our take on it.

 

Minimum requirements1. Cura 3.2.1 or later2. Internet connection

Installation

1. Download the BoostedGcode.py python script from:https://goo.gl/6CGQQR2. Copy the file to Cura’s PostProcessingPlugin Script directory.    How to find the folder:    a) Mac: In the Menu click Help->Show configuration folder    b) Windows: In the Menu click Help->Show configuration folder3. Restart Cura

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Chitu G code Explained

        Once again Scott Here to see if I can’t help you understand the something else I have seen questions about in the 3D printing community.  This Time around I’ll go over the G-code used By Chitu on their F mini control board and other custom made control boards used by Tronxy and several other companies now. This control board comes on the Tronxy X5SA, X5ST, X5S-E2, XY-3 and XY-2 to name a few.
 
PLEASE NOTE CHANGING THESE SETTING WILL change your printers behavior. Therefore I do not recommend changing settings yourself without understanding what each setting your adjusting does.

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What you need to do to turn on heated bed is open notepad then type m8027 t1 M8500 Then save file to SD card. Then go to file ri... Read More
Friday, 27 April 2018 14:16
John Shummy
So unlike marlin you can upload seperate commands instead of the whole file?
Friday, 27 April 2018 20:22
Scott Worthington
Yes your uploading g code to change setting not complete firmware
Friday, 27 April 2018 20:23
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Flashing Tronxy X5S Factory Control board USB Cable only

Ok so Scott here again, this time I decided to go ahead and take things to a simple level based off a write up done by Syed Muhammad Shaheryar. I have seen so many comments and issues with people flashing firmware to their factory TronXY X5S control board, now this should work for flashing the firmware on the X3S as well but the firmware I included will need some edit work unlike for the X5S. This Version of Arduino IDE will work just like any other but it can be installed on a thumb drive or SD card  and moved from one computer to the next without having to install anything on that computer. it should also work on other boards but I have not tested it.

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By doing it this way You can copy the same file onto a thumb drive and run off ant windows computer. and use to flash other boards... Read More
Saturday, 24 February 2018 01:52
Scott Worthington
If you do not fallow it step by step this might happen. If you had arduino installed before you must remove it first as this versi... Read More
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 19:23
Scott Worthington
While I have seen this work on Windows 10 I have also seen it be an issue if you have another Windows 7 computer I would try that.... Read More
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 19:32
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Site updates

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