Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Vapor Smoothing 3D Prints and 3D Printer Repair Video

I have literally nothing to add to this video. A buddy of mine asked a question so I grabbed a few props, let the camera run, and answered it. So let's move on to the next one.
You can see me frequenly refering to my notes for this one, so here they are:

Upgrades and Maintenance

No 3D printer under $10000 is perfect.
Most are totally modable.
“Can” does not necessarily mean “need”.
Most upgrades invalidate warranty
  • More material options
  • More accurate prints
  • Faster
  • More reliable
    • Usually after break down
Common upgrades
  • Firmware
  • Software
    • S3D Is really the best
  • Build plate
    • Glass and hairspray or Blue tape should be considered temporary
      • Lots of hairspray
      • Well ventilated
    • Removable
    • PEI
      • Keep denatured alcohol on hand to clean
    • Buildtak
    • GeckoTek
      • Also denatured alcohol to clean
    • No surface is perfect
      • Keep glue stick on hand
  • Metal replacements for plastic parts
  • Reverse bad engineering

Both of these videos are in the quick run camp. Fast shoot, almost no editing. In fact the past 4 videos were all shot in the same day with only a quick tie change between so that they don't look like they were all shot in the same day. Advantages of having a simple costume. Because of this I was able to release videos on Wednesday, Friday, and Monday this past week, which is monumental for me. I want to keep this pace up, but I don't know how long I can.

I did record 3 videos today, so hopefully that will enable me to extend this run one more week. Of course I don't want to do this at the cost of making good videos, so you guys let me know if my videos are suddenly sucking, but so far the viewer numbers haven't suffered.

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