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That's an idea.
Or we can just keep putting it in "Model Making".
From various topics, it seems that there must be maybe ten or twelve members with interest in 3D printing.
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David Leech, Delta, Canada
For those interested, here is the youtube video of my latest printer modification.
 

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That's an interesting setup, David. Is it now your machine of choice?
 

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Hi David. On such a tall machine is it necessary to have dual drives on the Z axis?
 

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I don't know!
Mine does, but I have also counterbalanced the gantry so they probably don't have to work very hard as lifting nearly zero weight.
It all depends on the printer design I would think.
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David
 

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Thanks David. I'm converting an Ender 3 pro from 250mm to 400mm on the Z. Going to fabricate some braces as well.
 

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Yes it is fun. I love to tinker! Not looking forward to flashing the firmware. If there is a process to make a brick, that's it. I do have a spare standard board so there is a backup. I've always upgraded to the silent boards.
 

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I have printed a LOT of stuff for my garden railroad: parts that got lost in the weeds, parts that broke or cracked, bits like crates, boxes. I'm printing a large wooden crate on my new Flashforge 3. Hint: don't think of upgrading to firmware 5.0. It's buggier than an ant hill.
 

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I need to flash in os from 250mm on the z to 400mm. I usually don't flash for os upgrades. It prints just fine. You get more mileage by tinkering with the slicer settings. That's where the real control is.
 
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