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by 2CNK
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: PAUSE feature didn't work on my N2
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: PAUSE feature didn't work on my N2

I did use a raft, I measured from the top surface of the raft (so I didn't count the raft) but maybe I had things wrong. I'll try again and get more data next time.
by 2CNK
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: PAUSE feature didn't work on my N2
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: PAUSE feature didn't work on my N2

I spoke too soon, the printer DID pause just now very near the end of the print but I am unsure if it paused because of the 15.0 mm configured height (it is past 15 mm in the model) or if it finally paused because of my manual instruction. Either way, while it did pause it did not do so as expected....
by 2CNK
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shipping rates
Replies: 17
Views: 1107

Re: Shipping rates

Yes, I have ordered spare parts and OUCH the shipping was terrible for a Canadian.

I would love more Raise3D premium PLA filament but the shipping cost is a real barrier.
by 2CNK
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: PAUSE feature didn't work on my N2
Replies: 3
Views: 387

PAUSE feature didn't work on my N2

I have a 20mm tall model I instructed ideamaker to pause printing at 15.0mm so I could have time to insert things into the inside of the model. It did not pause at 15 mm (it was about at 17 mm) and kept printing like normal. It has just about finished printing now. I used PAUSE on the touchscreen to...
by 2CNK
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: What exactly does "sparse connection" do? (Answered & it's probably opposite of what you think!)
Replies: 9
Views: 787

Re: What exactly does "sparse connection" do?

OK! So "Sparse Connection" works the opposite of what I always thought. It is an option that can be turned on when the connection of supports to the model is sparse; it will increase the connection somewhat without actually modifying the support structure. Important thing to learn, thank y...
by 2CNK
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Polymaker filament
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Polymaker filament

I see that same kind of shattering happen but only on the free end of the filament, and after a period of storage with it under stress like tightly pulled through the "loose end hole" on spools. I use polymaker as well but mostly PLA of various brands and happens to some extent to all of t...
by 2CNK
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: What exactly does "sparse connection" do? (Answered & it's probably opposite of what you think!)
Replies: 9
Views: 787

Re: What exactly does "sparse connection" do?

Thank you for the reply Vicky, but I am left with more questions and don't fully understand. Are you saying Sparse Connection reduces retractions on support material? And this increases the material deposited by a small amount, and the purpose is to increase the bonding and strength a small amount w...
by 2CNK
Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: What exactly does "sparse connection" do? (Answered & it's probably opposite of what you think!)
Replies: 9
Views: 787

What exactly does "sparse connection" do? (Answered & it's probably opposite of what you think!)

What exactly does the "Sparse Connection" checkbox do? How exactly does it affect support material? I cannot tell from examining the previews of prints. I used to think it meant that the connection between the model and the support was weaker somehow but if it is I cannot tell. I am trying...
by 2CNK
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: My Star Wars prints.
Replies: 17
Views: 1781

Re: My Star Wars prints.

That looks amazing. Thanks for sharing, and especially sharing the insights into extreme raft adhesion!

It's a whole different ball game to be in a situation of using super glue to prevent lifting!
by 2CNK
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Printer Filament Monitor
Replies: 38
Views: 2390

Re: Printer Filament Monitor

I am personally trying a much more low-tech solution that simply raises a racket/alarm if the spool runs out. Not as broadly useful but would get the job done. It of course requires you to be within earshot. But if you are, then you should have time to feed a new reel right behind the old one. Usual...
by 2CNK
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:35 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Omg!.. Where is Ripley from ALIEN to help!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

Re: Omg!.. Where is Ripley from ALIEN to help!!!

I finished assembling mine! It's not painted yet but looks really good. The body and tail were printed at 0.2mm height with default 0.4mm nozzle, but I printed the rest of the parts raftless at 0.4mm layers with 0.8mm nozzle and printing goes much, much faster and with less waste. Obviously the piec...
by 2CNK
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Help with Supports
Replies: 12
Views: 657

Re: Help with Supports

I can see I need to work on my supports tweaking - I would be happy if the support-touching side of MY prints looked that good! If that's poor then I have a lot of work to do.
by 2CNK
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Tried to print without raft, nozzle plowed into bed. What am I missing?
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Tried to print without raft, nozzle plowed into bed. What am I missing?

I did some tests (first by adding some spacers/shims to the top of the Z adjustment screw, just in case) and I have concluded that either a glitch or some other thing happened to mess up the Z zero when my original problem happened. I can't replicate the problem, so whatever happened that led to it ...
by 2CNK
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Big Machine, Small Print - Polymaker PC-Max + 0.4mm Nozzle
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: Big Machine, Small Print - Polymaker PC-Max + 0.4mm Nozzle

Wow, that's some astounding detail. Thanks for sharing your detailed settings - I haven't tried PC-Max yet (but I have a spool), your experience will be very helpful to me when I do use it!
by 2CNK
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: No skirt, no brim, no raft
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: No skirt, no brim, no raft

Ahh that makes sense. Minimum 150mm length for skirt explains it!

A small mystery, but a solved one :D Thanks for explaining!
by 2CNK
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: No skirt, no brim, no raft
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: No skirt, no brim, no raft

I have learned a few new things. The original problem I described cannot be replicated but I have found something else I can replicate. First of all, I'll restate my original problem: I usually force adding the Skirt along with a Raft. I disabled Force Skirt when I made a recent print that went to t...
by 2CNK
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Tried to print without raft, nozzle plowed into bed. What am I missing?
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Tried to print without raft, nozzle plowed into bed. What am I missing?

From what is described, what happened should not have happened. Disabling Raft alone (as in, making no other changes) should not have resulted in putting the nozzle closer to the build plate. I recently did some maintenance and had to adjust Z home, so I can't confirm the original setting from when ...
by 2CNK
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: No skirt, no brim, no raft
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: No skirt, no brim, no raft

I have encountered a strange bug recently. I used to always print with a raft and forced the addition of 1 loop of skirt. I liked to use the skirt loop to clear away any stray ooze of filament in a way that wouldn't get in the way of the actual print, so I found [x] Force Skirt (to be used with Raft...
by 2CNK
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Tried to print without raft, nozzle plowed into bed. What am I missing?
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Tried to print without raft, nozzle plowed into bed. What am I missing?

Are you saying that the bed's zero position (in the Z plane) is different - from a software perspective - between Raft enabled and disabled? I didn't expect that. Nozzle-from-bed distance (adjusted via the screw) when this happened was set to zero at close to 0.2mm - the factory default. But the noz...
by 2CNK
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Tried to print without raft, nozzle plowed into bed. What am I missing?
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Tried to print without raft, nozzle plowed into bed. What am I missing?

Some time ago (a few months probably) I decided to experiment with printing with no raft. I turned Raft off and made no other changes, and tried to print a 20mm calibration box. Printing started but I could tell it didn't look right -- nozzle way too close to the print surface. I stopped the print a...

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