3D Printing

Last Updated or created 2023-08-03

In 2012 I started with 3D printing, I didn’t have my own yet. So it was done using shapeways.
April 2019 I ordered my own, a Creality CR-10S.


  • Build Volume: 300 x 300 x 400mm
  • Layer Thickness: 0.1-0.4mm
  • Positioning Precision: Z-axis – 0.0025mm, X & Y-axis – 0.015mm
  • Nozzle Temperature: 250°C
  • Printing Speed: 200mm/s
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
  • Printer Weight: 9kg
  • Printing Filament: PLA, ABS, TPU, Wood, Carbon fiber, etc.
  • Input Support: SD card/USB
  • File Types: STL/OBJ/G-Code/JPG
  • Supports(OS): Windows/Linux/Mac/XP
  • Printing Software: Cura/Repetier-Host
  • Frame & Body: Imported V-Slot Aluminum Bearings
  • Power Requirement Input: AC110V~220V, Output: 12V, Power 270W
  • Output: DC12V, 10A 100~120W (Support storage battery)
  • Working Condition Temp:10-30°C, Humidity: 20-50%

Problem with this 3D Printer is the lack of a thermal runaway detection. My solution is a MQTT/Nodered warning system which plays an alarm and uses a shelly to disconnect the power.

Software I Use – see other posts

  • Openscad
  • Cura
  • Meshroom
  • Blender
  • Sketchup


  • Octoprint on a raspberry pi – (with Octoscreen)
Octoscreen (image from internet) I’m using a faytec touchscreen monitor
  • Octoprint monitor
Little display on my desk which monitors the progress

I’m using a filament sensor like the one in below picture

It used to be a DIY thingy using an arduino. (below)

Filament under my table ( in the “dark” )

Software on my mobile

  • Octoremote

Hints and tips

  • Use painters tape against bending of the glass, it will warp because of the heat.
  • Use 3D spray to fix model to base-plate.
    (I used a gluestick before)
  • Always think of model placement, less support the better.
  • Try to remember which fill-in is the best for your purpose.
  • Calibrate distance print tool and glass using printing paper.
  • Know your printer, make a lot of test prints when starting.
  • Learn / read about 3D printing finishing. Sanding/smoothing/melting.
    I’ve got some smoothing liquid (print coating) , a dremel and below tool
  • Use a print model to test your leveling
    ( https://www.printables.com/model/69956-bed-level-calibration-square-grid )
  • Learn how gcode’s work!

Laser engraving using my 3D printer (pre lasercutter)


  • Yeggi
  • Thingiverse
  • printables – not that much

UPDATE 20230803

Best gap filler i found which is easily sanded down with a dremel.
Alabastine Polyester Plamuur

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