Printer upgrade

Just a quick post to say that I’ve updated the page which details the latest iteration of my CoreXY build. New features recently added are a complete redesign of the XY gantry arrangement where I’ve reverted back to dual rails. I also have another method of using the hot end nozzle to act as a […]

How I assemble Diamond Hot Ends

A few people have asked me how I stop leaks around heat sinks and I’ve also read quite a few posts on various forums by people who have had problems, either with leaks or blockages. I’ve never had any problem with leaks and only on rare occasions, partial blockages. The latter were in my early […]

eSun PETG and E3D Edge

I need to make some parts for my printer upgrade which will need to be strong so I thought it was about time that I tried some of the newer PETG filaments. As ever, these are just my personal experiences and I have no links with either eSun or E3D other than being a paying […]

When all else fails, check your nozzle

All of sudden, I started having all sorts of problems with first layer adhesion. Since I’ve been using 3DLac on my glass build plate, this has never before been an issue. Try as I might, I just couldn’t get beyond the first layer which was a horrible stringy mess and refused to stick to the […]

Stepper motor and electronics cooling

I recently encountered a problem with my printed XY stepper mounts so thought I’d share my solution and also some other things I do to cool certain parts of my printer. We all know that stepper motors run hot but they are mostly rated to run at around 80 degrees C so normally, cooling isn’t […]