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Over the years I have had issues with bed adhesion when using my 3d printer. It is one of the things I have not been able to tune out of my setup, until now.

I have avoided using anything on the beds of my 3d printer, rather opting for ensuring a clean bed, which is leveled correctly and the nozzle at the correct distance away. I did have a different video in mind for this week, but instead, I have faced my nemesis and won.

I’ve had numerous occasions where I’ve had a complex project to 3d model. Using a flatbed scanner on a printer has helped me achieve an accurate and fast result. In this video, I use a simple example to demonstrate how you can use old tech to solve new problems.

Getting perfect prints can sometimes be a frustrating task. This is because quality is impacted by so many variables. I like to lock down these pesky variables and work through them until the print quality improves.

My first step in fixing print quality issues is by calibrating the temperature of the filament being used to a specific printer. This ensures the filament is at the correct temperature setting up the print to have the best chance of being successful.

To calibrate the filament you need to observe how the filament behaves and then select the temperature that give the best results, regardless of the “Manufacturer’s Recommended” temperatures or what is measured on the printer. Let the results speak for themselves.

In this video I show how I calibrate a filament in hopes it will help you too!

On September 6, Autodesk will be making changes to all premium licenses of Fusion 360. The change to the license will see the removal of the local simulation workspace, impacting “linear stress”, “modal frequencies”, “thermal”, and “thermal stress” simulation study types.

These features will be moving solely to the cloud with users having to either purchase cloud credits to access the simulations, or to have their license uplifted (presumably at cost) to have this included.

What impact will this change has on the hobbyist “personal” license is anyone’s guess, but it’s clear that Autodesk is monetising features that could previously completed locally.