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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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Prevention is the key

Over the last few weeks there have been posts on social media relating to fires being caused by 3D printers.

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Kevin West
As mention this is controversial, and think this is a preferential choice. I have never had any issues with tinning wires includin... Read More
Sunday, 05 August 2018 01:23
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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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Scott Worthington
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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Tronxy X5S to X5SA Upgrade kit installation

          OK Scott Here again like normal. This time I had a little help from Norman Gilman with some pictures and a few of the steps, helping to get my mind in gear to write this. Now please note Neither Norman Or I installed these setup with the auto bed leveling because we use glass beds to thick for the factory blue sensor to see the bed through the glass.

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Tony Nutt
great guide! how do you like the E3d mount you have in the picture? I am debating which one to do before I do my upgrade
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 14:41
Tony Nutt
So I completed the Upgrade last night I turned on the power had the touch screen was working well. turned it off and now i turn it... Read More
Sunday, 10 June 2018 17:14
Mike Bentley
ive only just installed this kit having putting it off for 6 months excellent no problems and its far better than the original dri... Read More
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 02:12
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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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Scott Worthington
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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