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    Newbie here from Mexico


    I am a 68 year old retiree and trying to learn new things and embarked in 3D printing.

    regards Rainer

    Hi Rainer, I'm a 75 year old from Australia and am learning a little bit each day I play around with my 3D machine. I am sure you will get a lot of interest and frustrations in your new endeavour good luck. Regards Col


      Hi Col,

      My respects Col

      My other hobby I ahve is Astronomy with an own Observatory in the garden of the house. I do Astronomy since more then 20 years.

      Last Friday I ordered a Creality CR-6 SE and before deciding for a 3D printer I watched a lot of videos and read alot and finally decided for the CR-6 SE. I know, the 3D printer you buy tomorrow was already obsolete yesterday. It is quite troublesome to decide for one.

      My decision was based on the double Z-screw drive and the autolevelling. Everything else is more or less the same on all printers IMHO.

      The purchase was quite a hevay investment especially when you live from a retiree's income but what the h... At this age we need something to do so we keep our brain working. Hopefully it arrives soon, according to the vendor on Sunday 12th.

      A big step was trying to draw my first 3D body and I am using FreeCAD. After a week I finally managed to draw a body. The main purpose for getting into this 3 D printing is to build parts needed on the telescopes.

      Next step is to learn to choose materials stiff enough for this purpose. So far I think ASA Filament would be the best or Nylon but I heard printing Nylon is not easy. Well nothing is easy at the first time.

      OK, lots of questions which hopefully will be aolved or answered here

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      Another test was the one below

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      regards Rainer