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BID3D
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MK4 to Idaho

New MK4 kit ordered.  Looking at the map, first one in Idaho USA. (??)

Any other new MK4 builders/users nearby?

Posted : 07/11/2023 11:45 pm
jstemp
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RE: MK4 to Idaho

I know this thread's a bit dated, but MK4 user here in Boise.  I've had my MK4 since May and I've put 2,082 print hours on it thus far.

I hope your MK4 is working great for you!

Posted : 08/11/2023 8:19 pm
BID3D
(@bid3d)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: MK4 to Idaho

Cool. Good to know. Have you worn out any parts ?

Posted : 08/11/2023 8:30 pm
iftibashir
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Takes a lot of heavy use to wear out parts IMO, especially if just using as a hobby and not in a 24/7 running print farm scenario....

Did you get the kit or assembled?

EDIT: Ignore, you mentioned kit in the first post! Have fun building!

ORIGINAL PRUSA MK4 KIT - Full step-by-step video assembly guide!

>ORIGINAL PRUSA MINI+ Full video assembly guide!

Posted : 09/11/2023 3:00 pm
jstemp
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RE: MK4 to Idaho

I haven't worn out any parts that aren't typical wear parts.  Surprisingly, the belts are holding tension pretty well.  I've gone through a few nozzles though, which is a bummer with their per unit cost plus shipping from Prusa overseas.  I've been doing some large volume prints with PolyTerra PLA and I find the matte fibers cause more wear than I had expected.  I really ought to snag one of the V6 adapters or the ObXidian nozzle.

Posted : 10/11/2023 1:03 am
BID3D
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Topic starter answered:
RE: MK4 to Idaho

https://www.printedsolid.com

Maybe a cheaper source for nozzles, versus paying  international shipping costs

Posted : 10/11/2023 1:10 am
jstemp
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RE: MK4 to Idaho

I placed an order with Printed Solid a while ago and had a great experience.  At the time I don't believe they had Nextruder nozzles in-stock.  I'm sure the nozzles will make their way over in due time.

How's your MK4 holding up?  Have you had much success with the 5.0.0 Input Shaping functionality?

Posted : 11/11/2023 10:43 pm
BID3D
(@bid3d)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: MK4 to Idaho

MK4 kit is on order, due in a couple weeks. I was reading earlier today about IS and the various capabilities and PrusaSlicer settings...

intend to use it....stay tuned

Posted : 12/11/2023 1:22 am
jstemp
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RE: MK4 to Idaho

I look forward to hearing how your kit build goes.  Mine has been a great workhorse for pretty much whatever I want to print.

Unfortunately, I haven't had a lot of success with IS yet.  For applications where appearance isn't essential, it seems to work pretty well and shave off a significant chunk of time.  However, if appearance is paramount I forgo IS almost entirely.  I've noticed prints with IS have weird angled ring-like artifacts in the corners.  Below is a photo of the same print done with IS enabled (top) and disabled (bottom) and compared side-by-side.  These were both printed with the 5.0.0 stable firmware since the 5.1.0-alpha2 is causing me trouble.  Hopefully future firmware will help iron out some of these kinks.

Posted : 16/11/2023 1:34 am
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