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by Mecha_Monster
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Engine Cylinder head
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Engine Cylinder head

My 2 cents. Probably the cause of the shift was the head hitting the support material. as per your images, it looks weak and probably it wobble. Try to modified the support angle, remove the 0 angle and add -45 degrees and +45 degrees, your support will be generated as a grill of tangential lines, i...
by Mecha_Monster
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Fixtures for Tensile Testing Machine
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Fixtures for Tensile Testing Machine

Vicky@Raise3D wrote:Does the fixture need to bear the tensile?



Well, is a test that involves low forces, around 5-10N. The fixtures were made to evaluate the disassemble force for a small component.
The final results are only valid with fixtures made of steel, but the 3D printed ones are good for concept proof.
by Mecha_Monster
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Fixtures for Tensile Testing Machine
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Fixtures for Tensile Testing Machine

Before spending >$5,000 in fixtures for a Tensile Strength test, I wanted to confirm that the design for the tooling is viable. The design of the tooling took me about a day, and the printing process a couple of days. Anyhow, in less than 3 days I had working prototypes of my tools and then I procee...
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Will I produce poor quality objects if I have the top cover on the printer while printing PLA?
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: Will I produce poor quality objects if I have the top cover on the printer while printing PLA?

Besides my RaiseN2, I have acces to various Stratasys machines @ work. Even those high-end machines requires a ventilation system that extracts the air. I mean, those machines have air filters, but still the manufacturer sells and recommend to install an additament that expells the fumes through a v...
by Mecha_Monster
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Will I produce poor quality objects if I have the top cover on the printer while printing PLA?
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: Will I produce poor quality objects if I have the top cover on the printer while printing PLA?

Hello and welcome to the community!. Well, PLA is a "low" temperature material; the cooler the environment the better for the printing process. Too much heat and the filament will soften, driving it impossible for the motors to push it through the extruder. The acrylic cover of the printer...
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Mazinger Z
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Mazinger Z

No idea Vicky, i have been out of the loop for quite long time.
By the way, the robot is still missing an important part; inside of the head goes a small airplane, that due to its size and thin details have been difficult to print. I will post it when I manage to get a successful print.
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: fixing heat creep in the print head
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: fixing heat creep in the print head

What filament are you using? Do you have issues with other types/brands?
by Mecha_Monster
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Mazinger Z
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Mazinger Z

Hello, Quick project. I printed one of my favorites characters of my childhood; Mazinger Z. A 400mm tall robot. eSun silver PLA, and painted with acrylic paints (those small bottles that you can get at wallmart for 76c each). eSUN PLA is a very good cheap/good-looking option, but still Hatchbox PLA ...
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Extruding air???
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Extruding air???

Yup, as Rogman suggest, the nozzle is done. The tip of the nozzle is very easy to damage; did you drop the nozzle? yup, is damaged. Did you hit the builplate with the tip? yup, probably damaged. Also, consider the nozzle as a consumable, even with good care you have to replace it every few months. G...
by Mecha_Monster
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Ruler function for Ideamaker
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Ruler function for Ideamaker

I think it would be useful to have a ruler in ideamaker. Something simple like measuring the normal distance between 2 arbitrarily selected surfaces.
by Mecha_Monster
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Trouble with overhang printing
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Trouble with overhang printing

My 2 cents: I dont like Polymax PLA, its cooling is just odd...
Ill sugest to try another brand and see if the problem still persist.
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Ambulance
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Ambulance

Michael.P@Raise3D wrote:Really well done, any chance you saved some of your post processing pictures to show step-by-step?


Thank you,

Unfortunately I don't have step by step pictures. But for my next project I will :)
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Software
Topic: incorrect outline on my drawn circle
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: incorrect outline on my drawn circle

As Vicky said, that's an issue exporting your file, not with IdeaMaker.
I am not familiarized with inventor, but in SolidWorks you can adjust your export settings for STL files, and increase the mesh accuracy and tolerances. Most probably Inventor have something similar.
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filament Brand suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: Filament Brand suggestions

I also like Hatchbox PLA; besides Raise3D brand, it is the one that have gave me the best results, specially the Silver one (beautiful color and surface finish). For ABS I love IC3D; Specially the red and natural colors (not white, natural), both gives amazing results. Also, over all the filaments, ...
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Air Prints
Replies: 21
Views: 721

Re: Air Prints

Well, for the raft the flow rate is greater than for the model. Also, if you look close to your pictures, your raft is inconsistent and faulty; it is not extruding all the amount of material it should (that's why you have detached strings and uncover sections). Immediately after the raft, before pri...
by Mecha_Monster
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Ambulance
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Ambulance

Hello!, A friend of mine works with an ambulance, so I modeled, printed and painted that same ambulance as a Christmas gift. The base model is a ford van that I found in thingiverse, then I mod it using SolidWorks. All the parts are printed with Polymaker's PC-Max (I am impressed that something that...
by Mecha_Monster
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ABS Printing
Replies: 23
Views: 845

Re: ABS Printing

Yeah, bead adhesion is a big issue for all printers, that's way most of the people/companies avoid ABS and stick to PLA. I mainly print with Polycarbonate and ABS (the 2 most challenging materials regarding bed adhesion). This is what I do: I apply 2-3 layers of Krazy glue (Cyanoacrylate) on the bui...
by Mecha_Monster
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Air Prints
Replies: 21
Views: 721

Re: Air Prints

Most probably you have burned debris inside of the extruder. You can try to clean it with fire, but its easier to just replace the nozzle and be sure that the inner tubes are clean.
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Life Size Apocalypse Bust
Replies: 18
Views: 849

Re: Life Size Apocalypse Bust

Wow, It looks amazing! The pimples and pores in the skin are very well detailed. very impressive :) By the way, does the supports come off easily?. I have experienced difficulty removing supports with a layer height bellow .15mm, apparently the smaller the layer the messier the transition support-pa...
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Hitting support layers / ZHOP settings
Replies: 17
Views: 609

Re: Hitting support layers / ZHOP settings

Shane;

As Rogman suggested, remove the small cap that is coveting the bottom part of your left fan. Maybe that is one or part of the problem.

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