September 2019 UFO Contents

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Thank You to this month’s sponsors, contributors, and companies who didn’t try to shoot our UFO’s out of the sky for using their product in this month’s box.

 

The September 2019 UFO Mystery 3D Printing Box has landed! This month is themed for Suicide Prevention. Thank you to @RobbyMaQ for the box design!

September contains Suicide Prevention Week, which with the holiday season coming up I thought it would be important to bring attention to such a touchy subject. Some of us, myself included, have had some bad days. Have had bad things happen in our pasts, and some of us just can't help is and our minds bring us down.

I want each and every one of you to know that we are all family here. Many in the community and myself are here for each other, and here for you. So no matter what, know you can reach out if you need to. I hope you all enjoy this months UFO • Josh ~Alien3D

Congrats to James Z. for receiving the September 2019 Mothership Box!

The Mothership Box this month contained a coupon to claim an EZPi Plug and Play Octoprint Setup from TH3D! Congrats to James Z. for winning!

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Congrats to Ryan L. for receiving the September 2019 Filaments Only Scout Ship Box!

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Congrats to Mike R. for receiving the September 2019 Project & Accessory Science Ship Box!

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The Filaments Only Scout Ship and the Project & Accessory Science Ship Boxes are given to one random subscriber signed up for those boxes and receive a full UFO box with the filament, projects and accessory for that month!

Coupon Codes / Swag

  • 2 Daelman's Mini Stroopwafels
  • Cloth Teal and Purple Suicide Awareness Ribbon
  • Teal and Purple Suicide Awareness Ribbon Sticker
  • ProFi Box Sticker
  • Alien3D Ooze Runs Thru My Veins Sticker

SUBSCRIBERS! You should see the discount codes below... (must be signed in)

Please login to view codes if you received this months UFO.

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Filament Samples

All filament samples are at least 20 meters in length (actually more, I increased the length to eat up the extra filament being left behind on the rolls)

3D Universe

PLA - Neon Orange or Light Blue

Extrusion Temp: 190 to 230C
Bed Temp: 60-70C
50 to 90+/mms

This has been the first time we've had 3D Universe in the UFO's! The filaments I was a little surprised by as the unprinted filament has a matte finish. I'm interested to see if it stays matte after printing!

The Blue represents 2 things this month... the Blue part of the Suicide Awareness Ribbon and the Blue skies marking the end of Summer! The Orange represents that big beautiful ball of hot fire in the sky.

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COEX

PLA - Lilac Purple or Plum Purple or Iced Amethyst

Extrusion Temp: 215 to 235C
Bed Temp: 0-60C

Another new brand to the UFOs, I was happy to find a variety of purples available! While I loved all of them, the Iced Amethyst I think is my favorite!

The purple this month represents another color from the Suicide Awareness Ribbon.

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Fiberlogy from Wolfworks3D

Impact PLA - Yellow or Light Green

Extrusion Temp: 220 to 240C
Bed Temp: 50-70C

I'm always happy to bring back Fiberlogy, not only for the cool colors but also the awesome UFO looking spools they come on lol.

This month is a new-to-me type of PLA, Impact PLA, which has a higher impact strength that can exceed ABS but with the ease of printing PLA.

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FilamentOne

PRO SELCT PLA - Glint Gray

Extrusion Temp: 205 to 225C
Bed Temp: 55-65C

Who doesn't love sparkle? We've had Glint Silver in a past UFO, and this Glint Gray is a bit darker, which brings out the sparkle even more!

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Bonus Accessory!

Mechanical Dial Indicator 0-10mm/0.01mm Resolution Gauge

I really had no clue what this was used for when it was suggested by Tanny lol. But as it was explained to me, you can mount these to your X carriage and lower it to your bed, applying a little pressure. You can then turn the outer ring of the dial so that the needle falls on the 0.

You can then move the carriage around the bed and determine low and high spots on your bed to check its flatness.

I found a nice video by DIY3DTech.com you can find to the right (or below on mobile)

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Bonus Project!

Mini Wifi 3D Print Monitor - OctoPrint

This project was suggested by Shawn Butler. Thankfully, THE Chris Riley already did an amazing video on how to build it! You can find the link to the instructable below.

Parts included in the UFO:

  • ESP8266
  • 128X64 White OLED LCD
  • USB cable
View Instructable Buy ESP8266 on Amazon Buy OLED Display on Amazon
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Photo credit by The Chris Riley

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