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by basilfawlty
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thermal-Protector - available soon to all
Replies: 69
Views: 2554

Re: Thermal-Protector - available soon to all

Since you providing these to users for free (thank you!), do we have the option of adding a run out sensor and getting free shipping on both units?
by basilfawlty
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Surface quality on tall prints
Replies: 17
Views: 1518

Re: Surface quality on tall prints

I can only speak from my experience. When the machine wobbles, the part wobbles too, and wobbles more the taller it gets. If the machine wobbles less, the part wobbles less.
by basilfawlty
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: ABS Printing
Replies: 23
Views: 1169

Re: ABS Printing

I print exclusively with ABS or ABS+ and have found that 3DLac works spectacularly well for prints that require very strong adhesion. They stick like crazy until the plate cools down and then they pop right off.
by basilfawlty
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Surface quality on tall prints
Replies: 17
Views: 1518

Re: Surface quality on tall prints

I had a similar issue printing tall parts. When the print head moves around, the printer also moves a bit. Some movement is unavoidable. As others have mentioned, it's just physics. I reduced the effect by putting my printer on the floor. Having it on a table made it extra wobbly. I actually conside...
by basilfawlty
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: HELP REALLY SCREWSED Up - Blue wire to right extruder heatin rod snapped
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Re: HELP REALLY SCREWSED Up - Blue wire to right extruder heatin rod snapped

It's only $5 USD. :) https://www.raise3d.com/collections/accessories/products/copy-of-n-series-spare-parts-heating-rod Might be worth picking up a few other spare parts while you are at it. I'd recommend at least getting an extra fan (or two), nozzles, and an end stop board. I have quite a few nozzl...
by basilfawlty
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suddenly stopping extrusion.
Replies: 22
Views: 3142

Re: Suddenly stopping extrusion.

The problem seems to be that the ABS+ from Esun slowly deposits residue inside the nozzle over time and it eventually clogs. This is just my guess. I use the Esun ABS+ because it warps far less than standard ABS. My solution has been to replace the nozzle with a clean one every 1.5-2 rolls of filame...
by basilfawlty
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: door frame has come unglued
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: door frame has come unglued

I have the same problem. The door is more than halfway removed from the frame. Raise3D support said "sorry to hear that but it's not really broken so you're on your own". It would have been nice to at least get a recommended solution to what is clearly a common problem. I had some double s...
by basilfawlty
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filament monitor
Replies: 77
Views: 11110

Re: Filament monitor

woofy wrote:Cutting power would not work for me. I print pla on glass and cutting power would cut bed heating. The print will unstick and will not re-stick when reheated.


Good point. I considered doing something with a smart switch and ifttt but I'd have the same issue with the ABS that I print with.
by basilfawlty
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Filament monitor
Replies: 77
Views: 11110

Re: Filament monitor

I see. I figured the printer would be smart, i.e. compare expected to actual filament movement.

Well, if that's not the case then I don't really see the point in clog detection. Maybe I'm missing something.
by basilfawlty
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Filament monitor
Replies: 77
Views: 11110

Re: Filament monitor

So the assumption is that the clog detector will be able to transport your print back in time to a point before filament stopped coming out of the nozzle? I know, I'm being obtuse. Maybe I'm too skeptical, and it can work better than I think. :) I assume that the clog detection would pause clogged ...
by basilfawlty
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Filament monitor
Replies: 77
Views: 11110

Re: Filament monitor

Clogging wastes filament when you've got a print (some of mine are quite large) and the printer clogs at 90% complete. The entire print is wasted.
by basilfawlty
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Filament monitor
Replies: 77
Views: 11110

Re: Filament monitor

And I'm in the opposite camp. An out of filament sensor would certainly be better than nothing but at least the filament is predictable. If I'm not sure if I have enough left on a spool I just weigh the spool. The vast majority of my issues are due to my ongoing battle with clogging. Since it's unpr...
by basilfawlty
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Under the microscope - Extruder Gears
Replies: 6
Views: 1598

Re: Under the microscope - Extruder Gears

What type of oil?
by basilfawlty
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Under the microscope - Extruder Gears
Replies: 6
Views: 1598

Re: Under the microscope - Extruder Gears

Not complete success. The new gears improved reliability but not to 100%. It seems that the Esun Pro line of ABS filament builds up on the inside of the nozzle and over time the residue clogs the opening. I need to change out the nozzle for a clean one after every 1kg spool. I don't think upgrading ...
by basilfawlty
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Connect to printer remotely?
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: Connect to printer remotely?

Many people here (myself included) use Teamviewer to access a computer that controls the printer. It does require an always-on computer but I have used it many times with great success. Another benefit to using a computer is the ability to run video monitoring and recording software. I can view and ...
by basilfawlty
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Camera suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 3527

Re: Camera suggestions?

I just use a usb webcam and a custom mount . The usb camera is attached to a computer running Blue Iris web cam software. I use it to monitor multiple outdoor cameras and my printer. The nice thing is that I could add multiple printer and multiple cameras if I want to. Everything is accessible secur...
by basilfawlty
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: eSun PLA pro
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Re: eSun PLA pro

I have run a lot of eSun ABS Pro (not the same I know) and I also ran into lots of jamming issues until I switched our my extruder gear for this one. I've been running non-stop for a week now with no clogs.

PS: I bought a LOT of rolls so I was very motivated to find a solution. :)
by basilfawlty
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scaling is wrong
Replies: 8
Views: 1310

Re: Scaling is wrong

I have the same problem. Especially if I open an existing file and try to scale it. This behavior is new since the last update to ideamaker.
by basilfawlty
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magnified Pictures of Nozzles - Fascinating!
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: Magnified Pictures of Nozzles - Fascinating!

I've been dropped many times and only mildly deformed! You're not alone. :) Also, replacing my deformed nozzle only helped a little. It reduced the frequency of stopped prints by about half. On the other hand, I haven't had a clog since I switched to a new drive gear a few days ago. I'm starting a ...
by basilfawlty
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Under the microscope - Extruder Gears
Replies: 6
Views: 1598

Under the microscope - Extruder Gears

After struggling with clogging issues I followed Jetguy's advice and picked up some of these extruder gears . Testing begins later this week. This is the stock extruder gear in profile. Quite the difference in the aggressiveness of the teeth. The aftermarket gear is also shorter than the Raise3D gea...

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