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Elegoo Neptune 2 – Trouble Leveling The Bed

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2021 by getbent57

ELEGOO_Neptune_2.jpgAnother post talking about the Elegoo Neptune 2 FDM 3D Printer again.  When I got it and setup it up had some trouble trying to get the bed leveled in the back left hand side.  Got a bit frustrated and set about print things any way.  Those few small things turned out fine.  Well the other day decided to give something bigger a try.  That didn’t turn out so good.  As the first few layers were going down.  Could see it wasn’t sticking in that back corner.  So stopped the print and tried to re-level the bed.  This helped in three of the corners but that back one still no luck.  Took a closer look at the spring and it didn’t seem to move at all.  Have read and seen a video on how to replace the bed springs.  So sometime this week will have to order some.  Will be back with and update.

Elegoo Neptune 2 – Leo Model

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2021 by getbent57

ELEGOO_Neptune_2.jpgOnce again talking about the Elegoo Neptune 2 FDM 3D Printer again.  Back in 2019 when I bought the resin 3D printer, the Elegoo Mars.  Printed off a model of Leo from the TMNT.  This one > here.  Which turned out awesome because you can get lots of detail with resin.  What to see how well this same model look printed with the Neptune 2.  Some of the pieces are pretty small.  So gave custom supports a try.  After a few hours have all the parts printed.  Just need to see if I can remove the supports with out breaking any thing.  All so think there will be some sanding as well.  Will be back with an update and a comparison picture.

Elegoo Neptune 2 – No Man’s Sky Ship

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2021 by getbent57

ELEGOO_Neptune_2.jpgYep, talking about the Elegoo Neptune 2 FDM 3D Printer again.  Found some very cool to print over at Thingiverse.  It is a ship model from the game No Man’s Sky.  Which you can check out > here.   Am a big fan of that game so it was prefect thing to try.  At first scaled it down by 50% just to see.  That one I add supports to it.  Which really didn’t help.  Because when I tried to remove them, ended up break one of the wings.  The next day gave the full size model a go.  Without supports but added a brim.  This one turned out a lot better.  There is a few spots that need to be sanded.  Over all am very happy how it turned out.  Do believe it took a bit over four hours to print.

Elegoo Neptune 2 First Print

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2021 by getbent57

ELEGOO_Neptune_2.jpgA few post back talked about assembling my Elegoo Neptune 2 FDM 3D Printer.  Well later that night after leveling the bed a few times.  Gave the test print a try.  That took about an hour (I think).  Once it was done.  I must say I was impressed on how well it turned out.  After letting it cool down.  It came right off the build plate without any trouble.  Now the next step is to find something cool to print next.

Elegoo Neptune 2 Assembled

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2021 by getbent57

ELEGOO_Neptune_2.jpgWell today (June 27, 2021) I got my Elegoo Neptune 2 FDM 3D Printer assembled.  Took me a few hours.  Not because it was over complicated.  It was just the paper instructions were good but not helpful for me in spots.  Luckily there is an instructional video on the SD card.  That help out a lot.  Noticed that the print bed moved a bit.  There is a spot in the video that shows how to fix that.  However there is another problem that is not in the manual or video.  The printer doesn’t sit very level.  Seen on a Neptune Facebook page how to fix that.  There are four screws on the legs you loosen.  This will help it lay flat, then you tighten then back up.  My next step is to plug in the wires, level the bed and do a test print.  Will be back with another update. 

Elegoo Neptune 2 Received

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2021 by getbent57

ELEGOO_Neptune_2.jpgIt was a week ago that I ordered a Elegoo Neptune 2 FDM 3D Printer off Amazon.ca.  At the time it was estimated to arrive on the 25th (today).  But early in the week received an email saying the shipment would be delayed until the 28th.  Then on the 25th another saying it couldn’t be delivered.  However the a slip in the mail box to pick it up at the post office.  So went and got it.  My plan is now on next day off it to put it together.  There will be many more posts talking about this 3D printer.

Elegoo Neptune 2 Ordered

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2021 by getbent57

ELEGOO_Neptune_2.jpgIt was back in February (2021) that Elegoo announced the Neptune 2 FDM 3D Printer.  At that time they gave a list of Amazon sites and the prices for those countries.  Canada was one of them > here.  Ever since then would see this printer pop up on YouTube videos.  Was interested in getting one.  However ever time I looked at the Amazon page it would say “Currently Unavailable”.  Well the other day (June 15, 2021) randomly clicked that link again and see that there were three left in stock.   Was very shocked, then said if I don’t jump at this now I will miss out.

So ordered on right than.  All so get some PLA.  Not sure if it will be any good but it was an Amazon’s Choice product.  This one > here.  It four small spools of white, red, black and blue filament.  The printer should be here some time on for before this Friday (June 25, 2021).

Anycubic Mega Zero 2.0

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2021 by getbent57

Anycubic_Mega_Zero_2.0Taking about FDM 3D printers again.  A few months back heard about the Elegoo Neptune 2.  Have seen that it’s a great printer for a good price, $230.00, Canadian.  The only problem is you can’t buy one.  The announced it back in February, with a list of Amazon links.  Every time I look at the .ca site is says “Currently Unavailable”.  Oh, and there is no info on their website about it.  So thinking I will now be going with the Anycubic Mega Zero 2.0.  Looked and all most bought the first model, Mega Zero.  This new model as some better features.  It does cost more than the Neptune 2 but at lest I can get one.  Will make up my mind soon.  Will be back with an update.

Elegoo Neptune 2

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2021 by getbent57

Talking about 3D Printers again.  Have decided on one.  Once the Elegoo Neptune 2 is available will order one.  They announced it back in February 2021. Since then it has not been in stock on any Amazon site.  All there is no info on it on their official website.  Have watched a bunch of videos of people that were sent to the for review.  So I am thinking Elegoo is waiting for all that feedback to make changes before mass shipping them out.  Will be keeping my on on the Amazon.ca listing > here.   Maybe in a few weeks to months they will be out.  This might be my birthday present to myself latter in the summer.

ELEGOO Neptune 2

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2021 by getbent57

ELEGOO_Neptune_2If you every stopped buy this blog you might now that I own an Elegoo Mars 3D printer.  This is a resin based machine.  I just found out they have a FDM printers now.  It is called the Elegoo Neptune 2.  They had a post on their Facebook page give a list of Amazon sites and the prices for those countries.  Here in Canada they have a listing > here.  Has I am typing this (February 11, 2021) there is not prices.  But I know what it is because of that Facebook listing.  It will be $230.00, which seems like are really good price.  Going to keep my eye on this and as look out or videos on YouTube as well.