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by ABH
Wed May 17, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Raise3D did it!
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Raise3D did it!

Don't know if this is a serious challenge or not, but I think it shows that Raise3D printers are among the best in printing precision. No other FDM printer (besides my N1) have reported a successful print of this spinner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYuLVN3YHw8 One guy reported success on a Stra...
by ABH
Sun May 07, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buildtak problems - nothing sticks to it
Replies: 14
Views: 648

Re: Buildtak problems - nothing sticks to it

Take a look at this:
http://forum.raise3d.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1543&p=13167#p13149
If the Buildtak "dies" it's probably because you used filament materials not suited for Buildtak. If this happens it is not sufficient to clean it using alcohol.
by ABH
Sun May 07, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: X-axis skipping steps
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: X-axis skipping steps

No one is questioning that this is x-axis step skipping. Jetguy is just giving a very likely explanation as to why this happened. Over-extrusion makes the accumulated layer height grow and grow and when the nozzle tip hits the hardened plastic you might see a stepper skip. Stepper skips are always m...
by ABH
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CNC Machined Gantry
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: CNC Machined Gantry

Re. Stiffness of the "thin rods". It has been mentioned earlier that there is a problem with the stiffness of the 8 mm steel rods. The theory is that the load from the printer head will cause the rods to bend and thereby affect the dimensional accuracy of the printed parts. Some time ago I...
by ABH
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issues Expected for a Raise N1 or N2
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Issues Expected for a Raise N1 or N2

I am very happy with my N1 printer. I didn't regret buying it, despite the issues I had with it. The main one being that the heated bed was unusable when heated to 110 C. My post about the modification I had to do in order to get the bed working decently: http://forum.raise3d.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&a...
by ABH
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Shorted heating cartridge & maybe board
Replies: 22
Views: 569

Re: Shorted heating cartridge & maybe board

I doubt very much that this black mark on the heater wires has anything to do with your fault. These heater wires are very large diameter wires and they will require a lot of current to melt. Even if there was a weak spot on the wire here and it really burned over, then you would only see that as mi...
by ABH
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New heat shield design
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: New heat shield design

OK, maybe it would make sense to apply tape for protective reasons. It might be easier to peel off melted plastic from the kapton than from the PC. If this was the intention of the kapton tape, then I apologize to the OP for the accusations. My general remarks are still valid though. There seems to ...
by ABH
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New heat shield design
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: New heat shield design

Good that this blower duct works for you, but I think your design is a little misunderstood. Why would you want to put kapton tap on the outside of you PC based blower duct? Thin kapton tape is not an insulator by itself. The reason that some people like to use kapton tape on their hotends is that t...
by ABH
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: X limit switch location
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: X limit switch location

Price and quality are two interesting variables. Sometimes you get poor quality because a manufacturer deliberately prioritizes low manufacturing costs and sells a very cheap product. This choice is kind of acceptable, you get what you pay for. Sometimes however, you will get poor quality when it wo...
by ABH
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad adhesion of Buildtak
Replies: 21
Views: 1678

Re: Bad adhesion of Buildtak

I never used any extra glue or stuff on the BuildTak and I have excellent adhesion of the first layer print for PLA. For large items it's nearly too much adhesion as it's sometime difficult to remove the printed part from the bed. I also never use rafts, as I like the nice surface I get from printin...
by ABH
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad adhesion of Buildtak
Replies: 21
Views: 1678

Re: Bad adhesion of Buildtak

You cannot get anything to stick on any surface if you use the Raise3D recommendations of using a z-gap of 0.2 mm, at least not if your first layer height is 0.2 mm or below. All slicer programs assume that there's 0 (zero) gap between the nozzle tip and the bed surface. The Z-position for printing ...
by ABH
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: N2 plus not a great experience before even printing
Replies: 46
Views: 3325

Re: N2 plus not a great experience before even printing

Monty, it's very scaring to watch your video. I think you are too hard on that poor printer, applying so much force to the printer head. It might be that your gantry is out of adjustment, but even if it isn't, then you have tight tolerances in your slider block bushings and sometimes it can be diffi...
by ABH
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad adhesion of Buildtak
Replies: 21
Views: 1678

Re: Bad adhesion of Buildtak

This happens to me also, that the BuildTak stops working. I have had great success by sanding the BuildTak surface slightly with a grade 240 sandpaper. I use a flat sanding machine, but a hand sander will also work. Then I thoroughly clean off the fine dust using soap water. The BuildTak will work a...
by ABH
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Touch screen and calibration issues
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Touch screen and calibration issues

The capacitance of your body to the surroundings will be normally more than sufficient to trigger the capacitive sensors of the touch display. The effective capacitance, as seen by the touch display, will not increase significantly by you touching a grounded surface. Despite this, it might still hel...
by ABH
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Show long file names
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Show long file names

When you select a gcode file for printing on the touch screen, you are asked to confirm the selection. In this screen it would be nice, if more space was allocated for showing the file name. I have a habit of embedding quite a lot of information in the file name, but often I cannot recognize the fil...
by ABH
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: ideaMaker 2.4 release notes - where are they?
Replies: 19
Views: 1141

Re: ideaMaker 2.4 release notes - where are they?

WiKi pages now works in raise3d.eu, but the ideaMaker release note link still doesn't work.
Maybe because the link is to something on raise3d.com domain:
http://www.raise3d.com/pages/ideamaker-changelog
by ABH
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: ideaMaker 2.4 release notes - where are they?
Replies: 19
Views: 1141

Re: ideaMaker 2.4 release notes - where are they?

I am in Denmark.
It seems that accessing the pages via a proxy server in the US works fine, for example through this:
https://hide.me/en/proxy
by ABH
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Tightening belts
Replies: 18
Views: 1254

Re: Tightening belts

The tension of the long belts cannot be adjusted. I think the name of that guide is wrong, it's an assembly guide, not an adjustment guide. If you have had your belts off, then you need to ensure that the teeth of the belt-ends will go into the right grooves in the cover plate. The cover plate is th...
by ABH
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Even number of shells
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Even number of shells

Yes, the inner trace isn't a perimeter (=shell), it's infill, but it's a circular continuous trace, so in the printed model you will not care whether you have 3 shells (or any uneven number of shells) or you have an even number of shells and infill in the center. That's what I always claimed, that y...
by ABH
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: X-axis vibration sound
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Re: X-axis vibration sound

My take would be play in printer head bearings or slider block bushings. You could examine the bearings/bushings one by one to find out which one(s) are "clicking". Personally I don't like play in bearings/bushings but it seems that even quite large play doesn't degrade printing quality.

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