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What comes with my 3D printer (FlashForge Finder)?

January 10, 2019 |

Kindly refer to the below accessory list. For the ease of use we have also included a spatula to ensure you can remove your prints better off the plate (SA based). Please note that the glue stick is used for getting your prints stick better to the plate.

How much electricity does the Why Toyz 3D printer uses?

January 10, 2019 |

The FlashForge 3D printer doesn’t use that much electricity – it is almost the same as if you had a radio on during the time of print. Please refer to the table below to get an idea about costs and consumption.   Calculating energy consumption per print Calculating filament usage per print Printer power rating (W) 65 Filament cost per m R0,97 Hours of printing (h) 0,2 Rand to dollar exchange 13,9 Kwh 0,013 Price per meter (USD) $0,07 Energy price /Kwh (Rand) R0,92 Total meters printer 0,61 Price for print (Rand) R0,01 Total cost of filament printed R0,59 Total cost of print – electricity + filament R0,61  (excl. printer and other costs)

Can I use another filament?

January 10, 2019 |

Our preferred FlashForge 3D printer uses PLA filaments made by FlashForge. We suggest you use these filaments as we do not guarantee that you may have the same end results (sizes may slightly differ so for example the blocks may not fit into one another). However, it is all about fun for the kids who love colours and new exciting things.

Can I use your printer for normal 3D printing?

January 10, 2019 |

Yes, you may. You can import your own models into FlashPrint (a programme that converts your 3 models from stl or obj files to gx files – ready for printing). You can install FlashPrint from the USB stick supplied to you with our FlashForge printer.

Can I use other 3D models?

January 10, 2019 |

Yes, you may. You can find a wide range of 3D printed models on websites such as www.thingiverse.com or www.myminifactory.com and it is encouraged to visit these sites to enrich the Why Toyz Worlds or your own stories by adding other models. You can use the FlashPrint programme to import models for 3D printing (mainly in stl formats). You can install FlashPrint from the USB stick supplied to you with our FlashForge printer.

What are Why Toyz preferred 3D printer models?

January 10, 2019 |

The Why Toyz team has considered a number of home printers that are on the market. It has chosen FlashForge 3D printers (Finder and Adventurer3 – home use range) due to their technical quality, overall design, ease of use, price and remote after sales support. We will continuously look out for new 3D printers designed for home use and integrate the Why Toyz Worlds with such models.

How many items or Worlds can I print using the PLA filaments?

January 10, 2019 |

The 1kg of PLA filament is about 335 m. A small 10mm bolt from the Blocks World takes about 0,61 m. So one could print approx. 540 of these bolts using 1kg of the filament. We recommend using different colours of filaments to make it more fun for the kids (and adults too).