New Printer – The CR-10

A few weeks ago while scrolling through my twitter feed I came across a giveaway for a CR-10 via Datulab Tech’s twitter, then a few days later I got an email saying that I had actually won. Thanks again David for the chance to get a hold of one of these machines and I’m going to ask everyone who reads this to go click the link to his site and check out his youtube videos for some pretty cool custom PC builds.

Soon after getting the machine up and running, which took a little time as you do have to do some mild assembly and adjustments, I set out to print my daughter some fun little teacups:

They came out pretty well for using cura 3 and a file off thingiverse.

Of course, if you go to the CR-10 facebook group, everyone and their mom will say you can just print directly to the glass with no issues. Others will point out your glass is probably warped and you need to get some mirrors to which PLA should stick like hot glue to your fingers. I on the other hand had about a week of troubleshooting the bed leveling and such before giving in and going back to tape and gluesticks.

I did have some luck getting a few prints to stick to the mirror with just gluestick and minimal warping at the edges, but beyond that the printer is very fast and extremely quiet compared to the D6.  Other than getting things to stick it’s a great printer. I’ve set up Octopi and attempted to get a few little timelapse videos of some test prints.

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