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by NewGuy
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Travel moves through open parts
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Travel moves through open parts

I wouldn't call these prints "unusable". I just used a dremel to smooth out the inside (10 min work). Just wondering if there was a quick fix that I wasn't aware of.
by NewGuy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What are your current projects?
Replies: 4
Views: 379

What are your current projects?

I've been visiting this forum for a while. I see lots of obviously skilled and knowledgeable people helping out. I'm curious, what do you people use these printers for? I understand that for some it's just a hobby to play with and print fun things, but are any of you using what you print for a large...
by NewGuy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: PETG filament
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: PETG filament

Just an update for anyone looking for help. The best thing you can do with a new roll of PETG is to print a temp tower like this one: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2467332 The recommended setting for my roll was 255C. After doing the temp tower, that temp gave me a very cloudy and melted look. I...
by NewGuy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Travel moves through open parts
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Travel moves through open parts

Seems like a lot of filament to waste...
by NewGuy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hot motor
Replies: 22
Views: 915

Re: Hot motor

I'll make the change and test it out when I get the chance. I appreciate the help.
by NewGuy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hot motor
Replies: 22
Views: 915

Re: Hot motor

Sorry Jetguy, have had a busy couple of days and haven't had a chance to touch the printer.

Is this what you need?
by NewGuy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hot motor
Replies: 22
Views: 915

Re: Hot motor

Hey Jetguy, Unfortunately this printer, along with its mods, were all done by someone else. I had bought this printer for cheap off of a friend due to her company having nonstop trouble with it. I had tinkered with it but still come across issues like this. I will try to contact her to see what was ...
by NewGuy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Travel moves through open parts
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Travel moves through open parts

You might try designing in breakaway filler pieces to continue the circular shape all the way up to the top. Then the "avoid traveling through holes" might work for you. If this does not make sense I can try to make a quick sketch and post it. Hey mredicker, Do you mean to continue buildi...
by NewGuy
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hot motor
Replies: 22
Views: 915

Hot motor

Something has been going on for a while now. I have a bondtech extruder and when printing from the right side, the motor heats up to the point where I can melt a strand of filament by keeping it on the motor for a few seconds. The extreme heat melts the filament inside and makes it impossible to pus...
by NewGuy
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Travel moves through open parts
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Travel moves through open parts

I'm not sure how to do that exactly. I am using ideaMaker right now, but also have profiles set up in Cura. Is one better than the other for a change like this?
by NewGuy
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Travel moves through open parts
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Travel moves through open parts

Unfortunately, that didn't help a whole lot. I guess it is just the geometry of the print that forces these movements. I suppose I could just grind down the inside a bit to make sure it is now cutting up her leg. Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
by NewGuy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Travel moves through open parts
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Travel moves through open parts

Hi all, I have a question that is really going to show my gaps in my knowledge. I am trying to print an inner flexible socket for a friend who is a below knee amputee. In the gcode, you can see that there are a lot of travel moves across the open parts of the socket. Why does it not print in a spira...
by NewGuy
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Flexible filament issues
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Flexible filament issues

I always stick with 0.6mm for flexible filament
by NewGuy
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Flexible filament issues
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Flexible filament issues

Hi all, I am trying to print a socket using ninjaflex, but I just cannot seem to get things going. Every print I see to same sort of issues: inconsistent extrusion, jams, stringing, etc. It is also only one one side that these issues keep happening. I have tried a few things to try and fix these pro...
by NewGuy
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Filament stuck inside
Replies: 24
Views: 960

Re: Filament stuck inside

It is happened again. Maybe it is happening because i am running Makerbot filament? Difficult to say. I never seen to have a problem using raise filament but something always seems to go wrong with third party stuff. I would check the filament diameter at a few spots to see if it is consistent. I d...
by NewGuy
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Curling/warping during print
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Curling/warping during print

Wouldn't I want to cool the layers faster rather than cover up the fans? That was my initial idea and I wanted to know why you say to do that.
by NewGuy
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Curling/warping during print
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Curling/warping during print

Hi all, I am printing using flexible filament, and have begun to see issues of curling not on the bottom layers, but a few layers up. The nozzle height is fine and I use blue tape and adhesive spray on the bed. Maybe 20 layers later one side begins warping just a bit, but as it continues to print it...
by NewGuy
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement for top cover
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Replacement for top cover

I know what you mean. I think the heat issue with the motors is the most frustrating seeing as how the answers Raise gives is not much of an answer at all. This thread shows what I mean: http://forum.raise3d.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1887&p=15764&hilit=dripping#p15515 If you try out any of...
by NewGuy
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacement for top cover
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Replacement for top cover

For PLA, I always print without the top. When printing PETG (the large prints) I have cracked the side door open a bit and use duct tape to keep it in place. Another thing to look for is what brand of filament you are using. Cheaper brands can have inconsistent diameters, which effects the motor gri...
by NewGuy
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Initial setup...
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Initial setup...

When printing with only one extruder, you might as well take off the other nozzle. As for the clogging issues, I would clean the nozzles until you can see light go through it with nothing in the way. I use a heat gun to warm the nozzle, clean it using the cleaning needle, and repeat until you can se...

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