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stevenr8062
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I'm a bit of a newbie in the 3D printing world. Anyone have any success using a Elegoo Neptune printer? I could not get it to even print the test block file. The raft would stick at all. Tried releveling, glues, glass, printer pads, nothing worked. Finally gave up and spent a few more dollars and bought a FlashForge and it literally worked right out the box, sitting on the box it came in. Perhaps the Nepture is to cheap for a beginner? Parts for a custom build?


   
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It's from Elegoo, nuff said?

"Don't tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” - G.S. Patton, Gen. USA
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@stevenr8062

Could also be wrong temperature (using PLA for ABS or vice versa), bad filament, bad sensor, inappropriate levelling technique, bad nozzle offset ...

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.


   
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As I thought... cheap junk, live and learn.


   
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As I thought... cheap junk, live and learn.

After all these years... I still haven't bitten the bullet on a 3D printer for such reason, but then again... I will probably do so soon, as I think you have to expect to make some mods to a cheepie!

I guess you get what you pay for!


   
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stevenr8062
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@frogandtoad Thank for the input. After many tries, a bunch of Googling, recommendations from friends, my first adventure into the 3D printer world got shelved. About a year later, I purchased a Flashforge Adventurer 3, still not having any experience with 3D printers, it worked in immediately after unboxing and setup. I would recommend it as starting point in the 3D printer world. I'm still a total newbie in thus realm and have only printed some simple parts, but the results are always excellent.

As for the Elegoo, it will be a someday mod project... 


   
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After thought... The only down side I have found is the 180mm diameter max/ 0.5 kilogram spool holder inside the case. This isn't a huge down side as it can be one of your first learning projects making an extenal spool holder.


   
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Posted by: @stevenr8062

After thought... The only down side I have found is the 180mm diameter max/ 0.5 kilogram spool holder inside the case. This isn't a huge down side as it can be one of your first learning projects making an extenal spool holder.

Thanks for both of your comments, since I have no experience with 3D printing, they helped a lot.

I think I may look into the  Creality Ender 3.0 V2.

I watched some recent videos on it, and it appears to be very popular, but requires some attention to details of assembly and setup to make it work well, otherwise, the consensus seems to be that it it a good printer for beginners.

Cheers.


   
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