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Old School27/02/2019 19:17:01
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Aldi have the Balco 3D printer on special offer at the moment £249.99 posted.

I have ordered one to have a play with just got to master fusion 360

Rockingdodge27/02/2019 19:50:52
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They are nice printers but it is worthwhile to print some of the Thingiverse 'accessories' to firm up the tower and also print a cooler fan for the extruder. makes a real difference.

Roger

Michael Cox 127/02/2019 22:13:04
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My Balco printer, the same as the current offering from Aldi, has a very firm steel frame and is already equipped with a cooling fan on the extruder. I have had no problems with it straight out of the box except for the levelling screws on the print table being a bit loose. This problem was easily solved by printing some washers that fit under the springs of the levelling screws.

Mike

Rockingdodge27/02/2019 23:02:08
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Posted by Michael Cox 1 on 27/02/2019 22:13:04:

My Balco printer, the same as the current offering from Aldi, has a very firm steel frame and is already equipped with a cooling fan on the extruder. I have had no problems with it straight out of the box except for the levelling screws on the print table being a bit loose. This problem was easily solved by printing some washers that fit under the springs of the levelling screws.

Mike

There can be and is a degree of flex between the tower and the base which can easily be firmed up with the trusses, the screws attaching the frame to the base are not strong enough to stop movement away from true vertical and the cooling fan is for the part not the extruder itself.

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