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by Mecha_Monster
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Bad surface of layer on the underside of prints - what can be the reason?
Replies: 7
Views: 43

Re: Bad surface of layer on the underside of prints - what can be the reason?

It deepens on the brand. 215 should be fine. but usually what I do is that I star at 190 degree, that's a safe temperature for PLA, and then manually go up (using the touch screen) depending on how the print behaves. a print made at 215 degrees is going to have better layer adhesion than one at 190 ...
by Mecha_Monster
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Bad surface of layer on the underside of prints - what can be the reason?
Replies: 7
Views: 43

Re: Bad surface of layer on the underside of prints - what can be the reason?

It is tough to get good surface finish on that part of the prints.
Try to use dense support option, at least 5 layers and set it to 100% density, that may help
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Majora's Mask
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Majora's Mask

Thanks :) I printed with the standard 0.4mm nozzle. The mask in the pictures is real size, but then I decided to go further and print one at a 130% scale. Again. ABS. Total print time = 48 hours and 600 grams of material. Buidlplate set at 110 to keep everything cozy and warm. Also a thin layer of s...
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Majora's Mask
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Majora's Mask

Back with the big prints. I printed Majora's Mask from Legend of Zelda. It is about 50cm (20") wide. Printed in parts: 2 halves for the face and each horn apart. Material: White ABS, Oil paints. Halves joined with supper glue and detailed with filling for wood. In the image: My sister with the ...
by Mecha_Monster
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Multiple painted prints
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Multiple painted prints

Hello, I Have been printing and painting many figurines, all of them looks great. I want to share some of them. First image. From left to right: Turnip Head form Howl's moving castle, then a giant articulated elephant, and above the book is Toothless from How to train your dragon. Turnip head was pr...
by Mecha_Monster
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: why are the electrical connectors glued into place?
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: why are the electrical connectors glued into place?

Glue is a widely used absolution, but I think that goes against a machine that requires ease of repair. Vibration is an issue, but I have seen a lot of electrical wire harnesses of heavy duty machines that relies on a threaded connectors for a solid wire connection. Bellow: an example of an electric...
by Mecha_Monster
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: why are the electrical connectors glued into place?
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: why are the electrical connectors glued into place?

I am currently having a large amount of difficulty reconnecting an electrical connector on the back of the build plate of my N2+ that was dislodged during a print failure. That's interesting. I had a close call with that connector due to a filament spool that felt into the machine. anything that fa...
by Mecha_Monster
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Cyanoacrylate (Super Glue) to greatly improve adhesion
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Cyanoacrylate (Super Glue) to greatly improve adhesion

Hello, So far Buildtak have been great to adhere PLA and Polycarbonate blends (Polymaker PC-Max), but somehow I still struggled a lot to properly adhere ABS (IC3D brand). I didn't want to stop using ABS because so far that is the material that gives me the better results (better surface quality than...
by Mecha_Monster
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Print settings for 3DXTech PC/ASA
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Print settings for 3DXTech PC/ASA

Not that brand, but I had print a lot of things with Polymaker's PC-Max. It sticks fairly well to the Buildtak, but you have to set it to 110 and let it heat for at least 40 min. I print slow, no raft, but with a 10 lines brim, 270 degrees. Slow, less than 40 mm/s. Also, procure to remove the printe...
by Mecha_Monster
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Raft + Brim? also +10 brim lines.
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Raft + Brim? also +10 brim lines.

Hi Vicky, thank you for your response. I will give it a try.

<10 layers works perfect for most materials, even with PC. Nevertheless, ABS stills struggles a little bit. 5 extra lines will help a lot.


Thank you!
by Mecha_Monster
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Raft + Brim? also +10 brim lines.
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Raft + Brim? also +10 brim lines.

Hi, When I set the print to have a raft + brim, the software does as said, but it leaves a small gap between both of about the width of the extruder. How can I eliminate that gap and fuse the brim and the raft? Also, as request, would it be possible to increase the max number of brim lines? Thanks!
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Issues with long prints
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Issues with long prints

When I got my printer, I had to go through a very hard 3 month period of all failed prints, but eventually i learn how to use the printed. What i see in your picture is an incomplete filament pull, it broke mid way. There is still melted plastic adhere to the inner walls of your extruder, Ill sugets...
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Maker's Muse Review
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Maker's Muse Review

Good and honest review. Anyhow, as others reviews out there in youtube, it also felt short. The main reason for what I bought the Raise3D is its accuracy and capabilities of printing PC. With my machine I print tools that according to the Metrology dept. are extremly close to the nominal dimensions....
by Mecha_Monster
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How to quiet Noisy Fans?
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: How to quiet Noisy Fans?

My N2 is more quiet than my Makerbot Replicator 2 and than the Objet30 Pro. Nevertheless, I am sure that the noise can be improved.
Amazon have Noctua fans for 14.99, I think I will give it a try.
by Mecha_Monster
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Urgent! Blob of PETG all over Extruder, Print head, and Wiring (pics attached)
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Urgent! Blob of PETG all over Extruder, Print head, and Wiring (pics attached)

That thing is huge :/ I had a smaller one that I removed by heating the extruded and pulling it with pliers. Then dismounting the extruder and heating it with direct flame of my stove. The resistance and the thermocouple where a little more difficult, those had a thin layer of plastic that i could n...
by Mecha_Monster
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How to quiet Noisy Fans?
Replies: 10
Views: 404

How to quiet Noisy Fans?

I want to quiet the extruder and CPU fans. What options do I have? What do you suggest?

I have read that some users install Noctua fans for the extruders. Anyone here already tried this mod?. Also, what other improvements should look for?


Thanks!
by Mecha_Monster
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: What are your current projects?
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: What are your current projects?

A loot of tooling for mechanical testing equipment, proof of concept of steel equipment, prototyping iteration of products. Also to print toys in my spare time
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Top Surface Ironing function
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Top Surface Ironing function

I have just read about a new setting for Cura, Ironing. The function runs the hot nozzle over the top layer without extruding plastic (or maybe just a little bit, about 10%) to iron the crests and fill the gaps, smoothing the surface. Not sure if that's a feature or a hack, but the results looks gre...
by Mecha_Monster
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Travel moves through open parts
Replies: 14
Views: 438

Re: Travel moves through open parts

Maybe you can try to set a fixed point for layer change. By default the printer will seek the nearest point
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Printing with z-ultrat
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Printing with z-ultrat

I have been curious about using Zostrax material, can you please post pictures of your print?.

I have been working with IC3D ABS, and so far it have performed very very well. Do you recommend trying Z-Ultrat?

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