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by Jab136
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Filament Run-out Sensor Add-on
Replies: 83
Views: 6232

Re: Filament Run-out Sensor Add-on

I was able to move the location of the filament runout sensor by redesigning the back cover. It can be mounted on top of the extruder (I use bondtech) which gives a much straighter path for the filament to pass through. The filament slides through easily and doesn't hang up at all and I didn't have...
by Jab136
Thu May 31, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Has anyone been able to print PLA with soluble support on an N2?
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Has anyone been able to print PLA with soluble support on an N2?

I can't speak for PLA but I have had a ton of issues with ABS compatible soluble supports. I have tried HIPS and Hydrofill, I was able to get HIPS mostly working but it had some adhesion issues with the ABS, Hydrofill, I gave up on completely due to it's tendency to get too soft to be fed by either ...
by Jab136
Sat May 26, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Filament Run-out Sensor Add-on
Replies: 83
Views: 6232

Re: Filament Run-out Sensor Add-on

Well, I ran into a little problem with my run-out sensor operation. Really no fault of R3D or the sensor. I print sequentially whenever I can. Today I was printing sequentially and the filament ran out. The print head headed straight back to Home and slammed into the last print printed, Thus ruinin...
by Jab136
Thu May 24, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Filament Run-out Sensor Add-on
Replies: 83
Views: 6232

Re: Filament Run-out Sensor Add-on

I actually notice the drag even without the tubes attached, it is an inherent property of the sensor itself. I currently have the sensor mounted off to the side with short segments of filament in both of the feed paths so it is basically disabled without having to uninstall it entirely...
by Jab136
Thu May 24, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Filament Run-out Sensor Add-on
Replies: 83
Views: 6232

Re: Filament Run-out Sensor Add-on

I installed the sensor yesterday, and already encountered a print failure directly caused by the tolerance on the pass through being too tight. a small imperfection in the filament caused it to be completely impossible to pull the filament any further, even by hand. Additionally, the added feed resi...
by Jab136
Thu May 24, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: tolerance on filament run out sensor is too tight
Replies: 1
Views: 285

tolerance on filament run out sensor is too tight

it completely jams if there is even the slightest imperfection in the filament. I had a print fail last night because of it. Even when it is operating properly, the added feeding resistance from the sensor itself, let alone the tight bends required to get the filament from the sensor through the pas...
by Jab136
Thu May 24, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: filament run out sensor adds resistance (particularly relevant for bondtech extruders)
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: filament run out sensor adds resistance (particularly relevant for bondtech extruders)

Ok so I just came in to find that my print had failed because not only did the sensor make it more difficult to feed, it completely prevented feeding at all at a certain point on the filament, I couldn't even pull it through by hand.
by Jab136
Wed May 23, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: filament run out sensor adds resistance (particularly relevant for bondtech extruders)
Replies: 2
Views: 244

filament run out sensor adds resistance (particularly relevant for bondtech extruders)

just an FYI to everyone using a bondtech extruder. I installed the filament run out sensor today and when trying to print after installation I got many skipped steps due to the motor not being able to overcome the added resistance. I had to bump the driver voltage up to ~0.55 volts from 0.5 volts in...
by Jab136
Fri May 18, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: thermal runaway errors but no thermal runaway sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: thermal runaway errors but no thermal runaway sensor

I don't have the sensor yet, and the error was happening when the hotends weren't even active. this was happening when I was pre-heating the bed.

As for software, I can double check tomorrow, but I flashed it to the previous version (not the versions released this week)
by Jab136
Fri May 18, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: thermal runaway errors but no thermal runaway sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

thermal runaway errors but no thermal runaway sensor

so, my printer has started throwing thermal runaway errors and forcing a re-start, even though I haven't changed any firmware or installed the sensor yet. is there an auto update feature that may have downloaded it? how can I fix this?
by Jab136
Tue May 01, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Simplify 3D VS Ideamaker and Z-gap
Replies: 1
Views: 768

Re: Simplify 3D VS Ideamaker and Z-gap

Also, if you use a Raft, you can set the first layer width to 150% or 200% which will dramatically help with bed adhesion.
by Jab136
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: having issues with curved thin angled walls
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: having issues with curved thin angled walls

Thanks to everyone for the help, I had to resort to dropping the layer height from .2 to .1 but it seems to have fixed the problem even while increasing print time (fortunately, S3D has an option to have different layer heights for infill than outline, so the infill is still .2, saving some time...)
by Jab136
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: having issues with curved thin angled walls
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: having issues with curved thin angled walls

To fast and to cold and to little contact with the previous layer due ro the steep angle. And I hade also made that wall thicker. I don't think it is too cold, it is 250 degrees which is the upper recommended print temperature for the plastic, I can try slowing it down. But do you have any ideas as...
by Jab136
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: having issues with curved thin angled walls
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: having issues with curved thin angled walls

zemlin wrote:Who's ABS are you running, and what are your speeds and temps?

I just checked and it is Filaform White ABS
by Jab136
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: having issues with curved thin angled walls
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: having issues with curved thin angled walls

To fast and to cold and to little contact with the previous layer due ro the steep angle. And I hade also made that wall thicker. I don't think it is too cold, it is 250 degrees which is the upper recommended print temperature for the plastic, I can try slowing it down. But do you have any ideas as...
by Jab136
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: having issues with curved thin angled walls
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: having issues with curved thin angled walls

Who's ABS are you running, and what are your speeds and temps? I don't know the manufacturer off the top of my head, I can check tomorrow, but I am running it at 250 degrees and either 48 or 60mm/s depending on whether S3D considers that an outline (it probably does so it probably applies the 80% u...
by Jab136
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: having issues with curved thin angled walls
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: having issues with curved thin angled walls

DS2017 wrote:Check your travel moves for those layers. It may be a simple retraction issue?

it isn't a retraction stringing issue, the plastic that should be forming the wall isn't adhering properly to the previous layers.
by Jab136
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: having issues with curved thin angled walls
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: having issues with curved thin angled walls

What are your temperature settings and print speed? I also print with white ABS, and got similar results when printing too cold. For ABS, it works better when the new layer of filament is lay on top of one still hot/warm, it fuses/flow better 250 degrees and either 60 mm/s or 48 mm/s (I don't know ...
by Jab136
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: having issues with curved thin angled walls
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: having issues with curved thin angled walls

here is the .stl of the part, I print 3 of them at a time.
by Jab136
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: having issues with curved thin angled walls
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: having issues with curved thin angled walls

it is the top of the part, it has nothing to do with the bed, as I have a raft, the bottom of the two layers of the 45 degree half angle cones aren't sticking to the previous layers, but only in one of 4 segments.

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