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3D printer CR-10 Beginner guide

58 28 December 18, 2017 at 09:36 AM
Hey guys,
seeing that this printer is pretty popular on here, I want to share the guide to get it started as it's not exactly a beginner friendly. It took me awhile to get it going.

Building:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmSxPRWlGjQ

Upgrading Printing Bed:
The glass bed that comes with CR-10 has common issue with warping around the center. It's best to just replace it.
I use a 0.5mm thickness mirror. You can use any kind of mirror. nothing fancy here, just cut it to match the glass bed that came with the printer.

Bed Adhesion:
I'm gonna say forget the tape. It's too hard to remove the print from the bed when using tape.
The best method I have found is to use Aqua Net hair spray. You can get this from Walmart.
I find it best to spray at least 5 thin layers on the mirror. You can speed it up by drying it with a hairdryer.
Try to spray it and make it looks as rough as much as possible. Final finish should looks like orange peel on the glass.
This method will last you a long time. You do not have to clean the glass after each print.
Only redo when the print no longer sticks to the bed.

Bed Leveling:
I use a piece of paper method.
https://youtu.be/YFk2oumFIi4?t=13

Software:
I'm using latest version Cura (3.1.0).
1) add prusa i3 printer and copy values under "Start Gcode" and "End Gcode" into notepad.
2) now add CR-10 printer and replace start gcode and end gcode from prusa i3.

default CR-10 start gcode will hit the metal clip when you start the print, so I replace it with prusa i3 and it solved the issue.


Now you are ready to print! laugh out loud

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