Save Heat Energy Printing PLA During Summer Months

I designed a coffee table but I dreaded printing parts for it as I didn’t want to create a heat source in my living space during the early dog days of summer. The parts were to be printed on my Prusa MK3s+. The power supply unit (PSU) was on the outside of the enclosure I am building for the printer and I have noticed that it becomes practically too hot to touch often.

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Mahogany Striped Hamper

3D printing gives you the ability to create what you desire and imagine. When I was unable to find a hamper that suited my needs after searching in stores and online for over a year, I designed one. The design went through a few iterations before I settled on making one using Mahogany edge bands and plywood that was leftover from a business venture. This was the second hamper I have made with 3D printed elements. The first was a hamper stool that served its purpose but did not have enough storage space for my current needs.

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Simple Spring Hat

The arrival of Midges in Chicago this year gave me the idea of making hats to wear for the spring. The midges are no longer swarming, but my idea has taken flight. In designing the hat, I wanted something that was light in weight and colorful. I decided to keep it simple with a model that would not take a long time to print. The result was a hat that prints using vase mode; a visor attaches to the drum with glue. Voila! Spring hat.

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Chair Design Series, Part 4

It has been a little over 2 years and the chair design I was close to printing has not been printed. I was having difficulty trying to figure out how to prevent the chair from collapsing in the middle. My goal was to have an entirely 3d printed chair that could be printed on a desktop 3d printer. Some details remain; however, I believe printing can begin this Summer.

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Solution to Resume after Pause Problem

After installing a Microswiss Direct Drive extruder, I had one issue – the print end would not return to its last position after pressing pause. Since I did not use the pause feature often, I was not in a hurry to find a solution. However, I started to really miss being able to make multicolor prints. I finally contacted Microswiss and asked for help. A couple of weeks after back and forth emails, a super-knowledgeable and conscientious person named Paul found a solution. It was a retraction issue in the slicer.

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