My ender has landed

German Muscle

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So after a year of wanting one i finally bit the bullet.

Picked up a Creality Ender 5 Pro. Has the upgraded silent board with bootloader, metal extruder, and capricorn tube out of the box.

Prints like a beauty out of the box. I need to adjust the wheels and would like to update the FW. I need to pickup some stuff like a hardened tip and metal extruder gears so i can print some of this carbon fiber filament i have. I also messed up the magnetic build mat. I pulled a print off and it left some very fine plastic behind so i used denatured to see if it would get it off. It kind of did but i think it also removed the non stick coating on the mat as its extremely hard to get prints off of it now. No big deal though as i was planning to switch to glass since the bed isnt level.

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German Muscle

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Thing has been running like a dream out of the box. Ive had it up to 150mm/s on PLA. Lately have switched to PETG as i want to use that as a base material for all prints and get into the exotics like Luminous PLA, Nylon/Carbon Fiber, TPU and other abrasives.

I think the route in going to take is the Slice Engineering Mosquito Magnum with Bondtech BMG direct drive extruder.
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To help keep accuracy in check with the extra weight i will convert to linear rails.
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German Muscle

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I assume thats what it was. Told it to print at 100mm/s in CURA then once it got a few layers down i turned the knob up to 150%. It started having some issues with heat cause it was extruding so much so i turned up the heat and the issue went away. Did pretty good after that
 
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