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by Vice Chief
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Numbers of Raise3D (Pro2+)
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: The Numbers of Raise3D (Pro2+)

What's that interesting camera-like device in the first photo?
by Vice Chief
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Part Shifting Again Again and Again
Replies: 37
Views: 1883

Re: Part Shifting Again Again and Again

One possibility would be that the filament is "holding" the gantry at one point in the print. If the motor torque is marginal or the roll is catching briefly, it could cause lost steps and a layer shift.

This could be in conjunction with your motors overheating (and so losing torque).
by Vice Chief
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: life size statue of Kara from "detroit become human" game
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: life size statue of Kara from "detroit become human" game

Incredible work, and from my experience at a certain entertainment company, I know what goes into producing a face like that. Love that you stitched in the individual brow-hairs. Did you start from a polygon model, or NURBS-like geometry? What was your finishing process like? High build primer/body ...
by Vice Chief
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Ardumower Arctic Hare
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

Re: Ardumower Arctic Hare

Great work. I often have to make large, multi-section prints like these. What would you say has been your biggest lesson or insight from doing such large, complicated/sectioned pieces? Any insight for the rest of us?
by Vice Chief
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: JUST A RUNBIKE
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: JUST A RUNBIKE

Not to mention... what's that huge 3D printer behind it??
by Vice Chief
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Berd-air print quality issue
Replies: 24
Views: 1090

Re: Berd-air print quality issue

I suppose that is also true of the stock fans, though the Berd design might make it worse.
by Vice Chief
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Mortal Kombat Scorpion Mask & Amor
Replies: 15
Views: 1426

Re: Mortal Kombat Scorpion Mask & Amor

Impressive and enjoyable. Subscribed.
by Vice Chief
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Tramming/Leveling the bed
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Tramming/Leveling the bed

I'm the guy who suggests doing it hot. I still suggest it because the shape changes as it heats up.
by Vice Chief
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Drying filament under vacuum
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

Re: Drying filament under vacuum

I've been interested in similar ideas (but ended up with a lab oven instead - randomly found a great deal on one). Very interested in what you learn as I also need a vac setup for casting.
by Vice Chief
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Berd-air print quality issue
Replies: 24
Views: 1090

Re: Berd-air print quality issue

Yeah, I suppose the next thing to do would be to hang the Berd nozzle off the size of the actual nozzle, so they're not actually touching. Then run it for a bit. If the air comes out hot, the pump is the culprit.
by Vice Chief
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Berd-air print quality issue
Replies: 24
Views: 1090

Re: Berd-air print quality issue

Out of curiosity, can you feel the air coming out of the Berd? Is it hot?
by Vice Chief
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Berd-air print quality issue
Replies: 24
Views: 1090

Re: Berd-air print quality issue

Expanding a little on what JetGuy said, I've seen similar artifacts in a different setup. To me, it looks like the two "sides" of the print aren't getting the same cooling. In your setup, this seems to be caused by the Y-splitter. The Berd on the active nozzle is producing warmer air becau...
by Vice Chief
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: no endstop function from home position
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: no endstop function from home position

You might just need to adjust the stop. You can unscrew it and reposition it or you can bend the lever a little bit. Check also that the wire connection is solid and it's not partially unplugged.
by Vice Chief
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Mortal Kombat Scorpion Mask & Amor
Replies: 15
Views: 1426

Re: Mortal Kombat Scorpion Mask & Amor

JL Mussi wrote:You have much experience with this on the print side?


Nope :(
by Vice Chief
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: ABS print settings
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: ABS print settings

Hey OncologyEngineer, I print a lot of ABS with the stock .4mm nozzle. It's useful to change settings here and there. I typically use eSun black ABS though there's nothing magic about it. On my machine, I raise the nozzle temp all the way to 245 and the bed to 108. With the bed temp that high, you w...
by Vice Chief
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Mortal Kombat Scorpion Mask & Amor
Replies: 15
Views: 1426

Re: Mortal Kombat Scorpion Mask & Amor

The propmaker's approach to this kind of thing would be to print it in something like PLA, make a mold, and cast it (the strap-like bits might get sewn and distressed). I don't know where you're located, but in Los Angeles, Reynold's Advanced Materials could talk you through molding/demolding and re...
by Vice Chief
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Mortal Kombat Scorpion Mask & Amor
Replies: 15
Views: 1426

Re: Mortal Kombat Scorpion Mask & Amor

Really nice work!

Curious -- I do a lot of reverse engineering these days but it's usually in an engineering context. When you're designing things like the mask, what's your process for fitting it to the scanned data? Do you just model it close? Do you snap it to the scanned geometry?
by Vice Chief
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Retrofit N2 with Pro series features
Replies: 36
Views: 3228

Re: Retrofit N2 with Pro series features

Aren't they all out of stock? This is probably just a distributor who got all the SKUs in advance.
by Vice Chief
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Infill in check fixtures
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Infill in check fixtures

Really depends on the job. I tend to use the thickest possible layers and 25-50 percent infill when printing ABS for fixturing.

If it's something that's going to get used once, I might go as low as 10% to speed things along as much as possible.
by Vice Chief
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Print keeps shifting
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Print keeps shifting

I know it seems implausible and is probably not the case here. Just to explain a little further, I had a large print which failed in the way pictured (shift of some kind). At some point during the print process, the print head mashed the heck out of the limit switch. Every print after that was showi...

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