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by walshlg
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Oozing, Retraction lines
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Oozing, Retraction lines

yes retraction is complicated and is different for different filaments and different temperatures. To test retraction I make 3 cones and space them out about 1 inch apart, print 1 shell, no fill then start tweaking the retraction. If its oozing all over then its likely that you extrusion temperature...
by walshlg
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Adjust Belt Alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Adjust Belt Alignment

thanks lami3d I couldnt find it
by walshlg
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New heat shield design
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: New heat shield design

I still think you will want to insulate the top of the heatblock since the isolation tube fan exhaust is blowing on that too.
by walshlg
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Adjust Belt Alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Adjust Belt Alignment

My pulleys were off. I loosened the 2 set screws reset by eyeball against a pair of equal sized printed standoff spacers and re-tightened . Now someplace there are those spacers - basically a 2cm long rectangle brick with a slot cutout for the guide rods that you slip over the guide rods and it give...
by walshlg
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Auto - resume not working at 100% battery
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Auto - resume not working at 100% battery

my understanding may be off but I think it doesn't auto resume but holds gcode instruction pointer and printer settings and then you can go back to it and hit the resume function if you think it is an OK print
by walshlg
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New heat shield design
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: New heat shield design

nice design, but I imagine it'll melt if you print PC with it
by walshlg
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad adhesion of Buildtak
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Bad adhesion of Buildtak

when buildtac goes it goes quickly. You may need a new sheet
by walshlg
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Big spool Mod
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Big spool Mod

sorry about the typo : I have a 1 inch dia rod mounted on the wall behind the printer. I use 3mmID ptfe tubing and you can just run that through a hole in the top. One bit of advice - I had the guide tubing bind as the print head moves around so I inserted even more so it can make a complete loop in...
by walshlg
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: My Star Wars prints.
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: My Star Wars prints.

that is great!
by walshlg
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Play in the printhead
Replies: 19
Views: 471

Re: Play in the printhead

Interesting!
by walshlg
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Z-height and temperature
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Z-height and temperature

I always heat my print bed for 60 min before starting for this reason
by walshlg
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Clogging during a print
Replies: 20
Views: 643

Re: Clogging during a print

may need different temperatures, I have found some PLA's are very picky and you have to hit it within +-- 10C and some colors need different colors. Also do a temperature tower print can be quite informative. I am having some problems with drafts as well
by walshlg
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Play in the printhead
Replies: 19
Views: 471

Re: Play in the printhead

And then, i finally found the origin of my ringing problems. I'm going to put a movie in a new topic. YES , my shafts are totally bent, it's a shame :oops: :oops: . may I suggest that your shafts may not, infact, be bent but may be misaligned and are bending under load (i.e. can be fixed). My shaft...
by walshlg
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Poly flex tips?
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Poly flex tips?

I found semiflex harder to print than ninja, it would bind more often. The biggest hint is unload the filament, cut off the bent parts and reload on EVERY print unless you are restaarting within a minute. I also set to 0 retraction.
by walshlg
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Intersecting meshes not printing
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Intersecting meshes not printing

you need to build a proper model! Did you try the repair function in ideamaker? If that doesn't work then you need to do a boolean add of the 2 meshes in something like Blender
by walshlg
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 3dSolex Large Diameter Nozzles Tested
Replies: 37
Views: 1997

Re: 3dSolex Large Diameter Nozzles Tested

Trhuster -please try a clear petg with a large nozzle, eg 2mm with 1.5 mm layer height and also maybe test overhang angle all in vase mode. This could make some beautiful vases.
by walshlg
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: HELP REALLY SCREWSED Up - Blue wire to right extruder heatin rod snapped
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: HELP REALLY SCREWSED Up - Blue wire to right extruder heatin rod snapped

the heater was hard for me to get in , I had to heat up the block with it only partially inserted, turned of heater (it will cool before the block) then used a pin nosed pliers to push it in. Remember only push on the can Never on the wires.
by walshlg
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Precision adjusting dual nozzle height - solved
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: Precision adjusting dual nozzle height - solved

intrigued, lets us know how it turns out, so these are M4's? these might work with a new tap job: https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/0348990?r=~|categoryl1:%22601071%20Cutting%20Tools%209and%20Metalworking%22|~%20~|categoryl2:%22601114%20Tooling%20Components%22|~%20~|categoryl3:%22603339%20Wo...
by walshlg
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: ideamaker 2.4 won't allow full build volume
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: ideamaker 2.4 won't allow full build volume

go into printer settings and change the build plate settings
by walshlg
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Big spool Mod
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Big spool Mod

I mounted a wall on the wall and put the spools above with guide tube only near the spool, printing without the lid on

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