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Afinia is good but I find repair parts are expensive.  The last printer I
purchased was a MonoPrice IIIp mini for $230.  It is currently on sale for
$199.  It travels with me from school to school and has been very reliable.

https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-115365-Select-Printer-Filament/dp/B073ZLSMFT/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1522337666&sr=8-3&keywords=monoprice%2Bmini&th=1



On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 1:34 PM, Rodney Batschelet <[log in to unmask]>
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> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 12:58 PM, Rodney Batschelet <[log in to unmask]>
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>> Shaun,
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>> For multi-part models, I use a couple of methods for assembly.
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>> Goop is what I have found to be the most effective adhesive for
>> assembling .abs and .pla parts. It dries clear, is somewhat pliable, even
>> when dry but can easily be removed if necessary. I have had very little
>> luck with stuff like super glue. Dries too brittle and easily comes apart.
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>> https://www.amazon.com/Amazing-GOOP-140211-Purpose-Adhesive/
>> dp/B008AF1NHQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520872749&sr=8-1&
>> keywords=goop&dpID=51hHWcxldyL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
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>> I did a T-Rex skeleton model that consisted of over 100 parts, all glued
>> together with goop. It took a tumble off of the roof of a car (long story)
>> and only one small part (the very tip of the tail) broke off and not even
>> at a glue joint, but the plastic itself broke.
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>> I have also had good luck with reinforcing connected parts by welding the
>> edges together with a soldering iron. I used both of these techniques when
>> making the table.
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>> If I were to print up the parts that were attached as samples, I
>> would first go into Netfabb and cut those parts in two. Then assemble those
>> parts using the above methods. It takes a bit of practice to determine the
>> optimal place to cut a part in order to maintain the strength of the part.
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>> One example of this would be the ukulele I printed up and assembled. The
>> neck was made of several parts and needed to be stress bearing connections
>> because the strings needed to be tightened. I used Goop and welding to get
>> that. Here is a look at how that turned out. It plays and sounds great.
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>> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 11:27 AM, Shaun Langevin <
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>>> How do you recommend piecing it all together?
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>>> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 11:07 AM, Mark Kline <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>>> I don't have much experience with other brands, but I'd like to put in
>>>> a plug for Afinia tech support. My experience with them has been just great!
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>>>>
>>>> *Mark Kline, M.Ed.*
>>>>
>>>> *Director of Technology*
>>>> *White River Valley Supervisory Union*
>>>>
>>>> *What an individual can learn, and how he s/he learns it, depends on
>>>> what models s/he has available.*
>>>> *          - Seymour Papert, in Mindstorms*
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>>>> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 10:46 AM, Rodney Batschelet <
>>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>>>> Shaun, it's always good to run into a fellow Afiniac. I like the
>>>>> auto-calibrate feature as well. My first Afinia (H479) did not have that,
>>>>> so I got very used to manual calibration using that one. It is good to know
>>>>> how to do a manual calibration in case the auto-calibration goes south for
>>>>> some reason (but have not had that happen on an H400.)
>>>>> I have done a good many multi-part prints in order to produce parts
>>>>> that are bigger than the printer area allows for. My biggest multi-part
>>>>> print was a full-sized end table. All of the parts were 5x5x5 or smaller.
>>>>> That isn't necessarily a project for beginners, though.
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>>>>> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 10:13 AM, Shaun Langevin <
>>>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>>>>> We have an Afinia H400 and I totally agree with Rodney. Very easy to
>>>>>> use, though as he said, too small for this print. I haven't had much
>>>>>> trouble with it and would add that the auto-calibration is very helpful to
>>>>>> me. Regardless of what you do go with, I would only consider a model that
>>>>>> can calibrate for you just to save the headache.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Shaun
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 9:57 AM, Rodney Batschelet <
>>>>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>>>>>> I have been using the Afinia brand printers for going on 5 years now
>>>>>>> and they have always performed well for us. (In fact, I purchased 2 of them
>>>>>>> for my own use at home.) The samples that you attached are bigger than
>>>>>>> their smaller desktop model will print, however, the H800 is large enough
>>>>>>> to print them.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://afinia.com/3d-printers/h800/
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Ease of use and setup    *****  Of all of the 3D printers that I
>>>>>>> have used, these are the easiest for newbies. The software is very good.
>>>>>>> Smell                               *****  The smell that most folks
>>>>>>> don't like is from abs plastics. Pla will give off an odor as well, but it
>>>>>>> is less offensive. This model is enclosed and has a filtration system for
>>>>>>> the fumes.
>>>>>>> Noise                              ****     This model is very
>>>>>>> quiet. Quieter than the earlier models.
>>>>>>> Filament                          *****   Since you can set the
>>>>>>> nozzle temp in the software, use of third party (less expensive) filament
>>>>>>> is possible. I pay about $13 a kilogram of abs or pla as  opposed to
>>>>>>> Afinia's prices for filament. (about $40 for same)
>>>>>>> Speed                             *****  Print preview of the magnet
>>>>>>> plate on normal resolution indicates that the part will take 3.5 hours to
>>>>>>> print. The roll cage 4.5 hours on normal settings. More time for fine
>>>>>>> settings and less for fast.
>>>>>>> No heat issues
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hope this helps.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 9:20 AM, Michael Norkun <
>>>>>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> My science department is in the market for a 3D printer. We are 3D
>>>>>>>> printing noobs. This will be our first endeavor with this piece of tech.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> What recommendations do any of you have in terms of price,  brands,
>>>>>>>> vendors, sizes, printing times, noise level, heat issues, smell
>>>>>>>> issues...etc?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Attached are two STL files for a project my students are working on
>>>>>>>> that I ended up bribbing a friend to print at his work with a case of Shed's
>>>>>>>> Baltic Porter <http://theshedbrewery.com/beers/baltic-porter>.
>>>>>>>> How long would something like that take to print on a typical school 3d
>>>>>>>> printer?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>> [image: File]
>>>>>>>> Magnet_Plate_v9.stl
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>>>>>>>> <https://drive.google.com/a/wnesu.com/file/d/1-AnNSEabkwkAKZdeJRZodQTnBpbqqh-e/view?usp=drivesdk>
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>>>>>>>> [image: File]
>>>>>>>> Magnet_Roll_Cage_v3.stl
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>>>>>>>> <https://drive.google.com/a/wnesu.com/file/d/1Jlw4LkmgFOFxYTI5VkzNn3Xn4hP1kz9w/view?usp=drivesdk>
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>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> Mike Norkun
>>>>>>>> Science Teacher / Science Coordinator
>>>>>>>> Bellows Falls Union High School
>>>>>>>>
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>> I took all of the standard subjects in school. 'Reeling and Writhing, of
>> course, and then the different branches of Arithmetic — Ambition,
>> Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.'
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> I took all of the standard subjects in school. 'Reeling and Writhing, of
> course, and then the different branches of Arithmetic — Ambition,
> Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.'
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