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by walshlg
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: IdeaMaker Supports so close together?
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: IdeaMaker Supports so close together?

fwiw I always place supports manually, EXCEPT for large flat areas, since it is so dependent on material temperature and geometry
by walshlg
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Auto stop when finished print + bent shaft
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Auto stop when finished print + bent shaft

my shaft was bowed, not bent as the pulley alignment was off! Once I realigned it, it sprang back straight!
by walshlg
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The wire no longer came out of the nozzle
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: The wire no longer came out of the nozzle

you may also benefit from increasing the extrusion temperature by 10C
by walshlg
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Lost my x,y calibration settings
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Lost my x,y calibration settings

need a log book. The offset changes every time you change nozzles too.
by walshlg
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bumping or Skipping when printing?
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Bumping or Skipping when printing?

some of that is unavoidable, center will always bulge up some when heated as its always a bit warmer than the sides
by walshlg
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrades to perform
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Upgrades to perform

insulate the hotend, and IMHO, modify the bed to make it adjustable
by walshlg
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Glass plate cracked
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Glass plate cracked

ouch! Submit help ticket, this may be involved and you'll need new glass. We all get head strikes occasionally but this looks bad.
by walshlg
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: BuildTak FlexPlate
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: BuildTak FlexPlate

thanks for the tip
by walshlg
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Wall of shame prints (print failures)
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: Wall of shame prints (print failures)

Here is one that was actually a success but looked to be a failure: printing 2 color flexible filament you MUST use wipewall:

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but it all cleaned up!
by walshlg
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Wall of shame prints (print failures)
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: Wall of shame prints (print failures)

The bigger the spool, the bigger the problems with friction, Pulling off to side jammed the filament into the edge of the wind

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by walshlg
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad adhesion of Buildtak
Replies: 21
Views: 622

Re: Bad adhesion of Buildtak

May I suggest an elegant solution that John mentioned a while back: accept that ABS (and nylon) will always warp to some extent. Design 1-2mm thick tabs that extend out the base of your print to the sides and clip the print in place. after the first 1-2mm is complete pause the print and apply the cl...
by walshlg
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: glass of bed slide
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: glass of bed slide

makes you wonder if you had a headstrike to put out that much force. If you use PLA a lot, insulating the hot-end really helps
by walshlg
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Spool Holder for N2
Replies: 25
Views: 532

Re: Spool Holder for N2

I will see if I can get a copy of the roller bearing sleeve one of the guys made up. I am going to go with a big version and wall mount my huge rolls of filament - suddenly friction becomes a really big deal!
by walshlg
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: IdeaMaker 2.5.1.785 - Change in startup Gcode?
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: IdeaMaker 2.5.1.785 - Change in startup Gcode?

nice lesson Vernon, hope you don't mind but I may repeat this down the road at the makelab
by walshlg
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Raft Settings
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: Raft Settings

also not a Bowden tube unless running a bowden extruder head - its just a guide tube on a direct drive
by walshlg
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: nozzle diameter
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: nozzle diameter

not yet
by walshlg
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: glass of bed slide
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: glass of bed slide

also are you sure the glass slipped?
by walshlg
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Raft Settings
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: Raft Settings

oh yeh there is an active group on facebook. Crazy huge number of posts and a few trolls but worth watching.
by walshlg
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Raft Settings
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: Raft Settings

one thing I've done is not set the Z clearance high enough and that can cause enough back pressure to make skips in first layer. Its funny but definitely filament dependent. BUT that shouldn't matter after the first layer. Next time it starts to skip, stop the print , drop plate 20 mm and do a manua...
by walshlg
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: A little disappointed with the N2
Replies: 21
Views: 311

Re: A little disappointed with the N2

another thing I recently had to deal with - the thermocouple wires are way too short for the left extruder and the printed plastic face that covers the extruder controller board is may to small to fit the additional capacitors so I had to "modify" it

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