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The company BigTreeTech, known for its famous SKR boards, has just launched another additional electronics for all the Ender 3 printers available on the market. These new electronic boards have the designation BIGTREETECH E3 RRF V1.1, and bring with them some improvements compared to other similar products. In today’s article I will try to expose some of the characteristics of these electronics, as well as their novelties. Furthermore, according to BigTreeTech, this board is fully compatible with Marlin and RepRapFirmware firmwares, another firmware developed by the well-known electronics company Duet3D and for which the manufacturer is firmly betting with this ...

Buy a 3D printer can be an arduous task if you lack previous experience with these types of tools, and I am completely sure that hundreds of questions of all kinds will arise. You’ll start reading “weird” words like Nozzle, Marlin or Bowden that will be completely unknown to you, and it is certainly interesting to know them when you buy a 3D printer. So I have proposed to make this “short” article oriented to users without any previous experience in 3D printing. In this way, any avid reader will be able to discover the most basic aspects of this ...

Today at 3DWork we are going to analyze a new integral extruder called BIQU H2 that the Chinese company BIQU has developed for its new BIQU BX printer. In case you are not aware, this new printer was successfully financed through the famous Crowdfunding platforms Indiegogo and Kickstarter recently. This new type of “integral” extruder, as I like to call it, allows you to connect the heater block directly to the extruder without the need to add any heatsink in between, as is the case with the BMG or Titan extruders. With the added benefit of eliminating unnecessary components, reducing ...

We all know, or we should know if we have been messing around with 3D filament printers for a long time, that the materials we use over time degrade or simply lose quality. Taking into account the “expiration date” goes unnoticed many times and we always attribute our printing problems or “artifacts” in the pieces to possible misconfigurations of our favorite filleting machine or to mechanical failures of our machines unfairly. And certainly there are many possibilities that it is the filaments themselves that due to humidity or storage time, are the ones that really cause this series of problems. ...

These last weeks, and after the article we made about the resin printer Phrozen Shuffle XL Lite, I have been working with a new closed machine on which I was interested in making a short article, the QIDI TECH X-Plus printer. The QIDI TECH X-Plus printer is developed by the well-known Chinese company QIDI Technology, which offers us both FDM and resin printers (UV LCD) in its catalog. According to this company, the QIDI TECH X-Plus would bring us industrial grade features to our prints and, most importantly, at a price that is really affordable for our pockets. Although the ...

Some time ago the well-known Taiwanese company Phrozen surprised us with a small but fast resin printer called Phrozen Sonic Mini. This printer, of which I prepared in 3DWork an extensive article that you can read at this link, I was pleasantly surprised by its ease of use and speed. Depending on the height you selected in your slicer, it was capable of curing layers in times that were around 2/3 seconds. Certainly one of the fastest printers I have had a chance to test thus far. Now a new model has fallen into my hands, the Phrozen Shuffle XL ...

For some time now the SKR series from BigTreeTech have become a benchmark in the sector when we talk about electronic boards for 3D printing. The latest models SKR v1.4 and SKR v1.4 Turbo they have become extremely popular and it is not surprising to see them as standard in new releases of 3D printers that hit the market. However, BigTreeTech has other electronic models for 3D printing, with much superior characteristics but not as well known. Two clear examples are the SKR Pro V1.2 and the most recent SKR GTR V1.0 with its expansion board M5 V1 .0, a ...

Currently, the vast majority of 3D printer manufacturers offer us the filament detection function (or lack of it, to be more precise) as something common. This means that when our spool of filament runs out, Marlin automatically stops the current job and offers us the ability to insert another spool without losing our current impression. And although most printers already come with this sensor as standard, it is likely that if you bought yours a few years ago you will not have this interesting functionality. Anyway, this should not worry you, installing a sensor is reduced to modifying a few ...