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by Mecha_Monster
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Print settings for 3DXTech PC/ASA
Replies: 1
Views: 34

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: 120

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: 120

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: 235

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: 269

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: 5
Views: 171

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: 240

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: 5
Views: 171

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: 208

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: 229

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: 307

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: 217

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?
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 38 cm Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: 38 cm Bridge

lol, excellent, You may want to increase print speed - can help keep filament tight while making huge bridges. Hmm could a so add another cooling fan with a duct! I had my buildplate set to 65 degrees, that was softening the bridge; I turn it to ambient temp and now it is stiffer. I also want to im...
by Mecha_Monster
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: 38 cm Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: 38 cm Bridge

**UPDATE** 40 cm & Video Ok. I had to replicate the accident, so I create a very basic bridge model using Solidworks; 400 mm long and 20 mm wide... The Raise3D did flawlessly. Below is the link to the video, sorry for the shitty quality, but i think that suffice as proof the bridging capabilitie...
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 38 cm Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: 38 cm Bridge

Hatchbox PLA. That was printed like a month ago. I will try to replicate the results this weekend.
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 38 cm Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 484

38 cm Bridge

I was printing a prototype of an insert for a machine. The part is quite large, about 38cm so I have to place it diagonally on the machine. I overlooked an overhang and didn't turn on the supports, nevertheless the machine managed to pull of a bridge of almost 38 cm.... I am quite impress :o IMG_822...
by Mecha_Monster
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Raft top layer not flat/sticking to model
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Raft top layer not flat/sticking to model

I am not an expert, but I will say what I think: You are having flow issues; take a look at the attached picture. What you see in red are delaminated strings that did not attached properly due to be not thick enough, therefore those extruded lines do not stick to what is bellow. Probably you don't n...
by Mecha_Monster
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Raft top layer not flat/sticking to model
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Raft top layer not flat/sticking to model

When you upgrade ideamaker your settings are restored to default settings. If you post your current settings and a picture of the issue we may be able to help you more.
by Mecha_Monster
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Optimize printing sequence for multiple objects
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Optimize printing sequence for multiple objects

Hello, When you are printing multiple objects, the software set the sequence to go in the same order that each object was placed, which might not be the most optimal way to do it. Currently I am printing +100 small objects, and the extruder goes back and forth, instead of a "grid-like' manner (...
by Mecha_Monster
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Silly: YouTube vid of drunk guys trying to remove support from a helmet?
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Silly: YouTube vid of drunk guys trying to remove support from a helmet?

I know that video. It was a Lulzbot TAZ 4 review by WTFBBQ Gaming. I was about to buy a TAZ, but then I found Thruster's videos about the Raise3D printers, and here I am.

Anyhow, here is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/BlNJ5QP5TYk

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