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by tja
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Stringing on N1 Dual
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Stringing on N1 Dual

I have a Dual N1 and have never seen stringing like this with PLA. I haven't had stringing that bad with PETG and that filament is much worse than PLA for stringing. I suspect you have a bad reel of PLA
by tja
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: N Series
Topic: Y-Axis Home position overshoots build plate edge
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Y-Axis Home position overshoots build plate edge

I have an N1, so there may be a difference between models, but I just slide my build plate forward a mm or two then the nozzle homes on the plate. During priming it goes through an up/down routine that is usually very effective at getting the nozzle cleaned up and ready to go. With the nozzle homing...
by tja
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Preheat from Computer in Ideamaker
Replies: 10
Views: 95

Re: Preheat from Computer in Ideamaker

Great Vicky, thanks
by tja
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Feature Request #3 Imperial Units in ideamaker
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Feature Request #3 Imperial Units in ideamaker

Millimetres are so terribly confusing, whereas 7/32nds or 15/64ths of an inch are just so intuitive :roll:
by tja
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Nozzle catching on small detail
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Nozzle catching on small detail

Have you tried printing just one or two pieces at a time to see if it can print without this problem? I have experience of parts printing well on their own, but causing real problems if I try and print several copies at a time. If you don't want to print them as singles or pairs, I would guess that ...
by tja
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Small Print Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Small Print Problems

What kind of trouble are you having? It's not clear from your description what your problem is. If I had to guess at your problem I would say that the small dimensions of the part means that very little plastic is extruded during the first layer. This can lead to the plastic not adhering well to the...
by tja
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Set up the space between the nozzle and the buildtak
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Set up the space between the nozzle and the buildtak

The First Layer Height is literally the height of the first layer, if taken off the Buildtak and measured with a micrometer. Assuming that the nozzle diameter is large enough to print the layer height you have set. In your case, the 0.3mm nozzle cannot print the 0.7mm height setting. A good rule of ...
by tja
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Preheat from Computer in Ideamaker
Replies: 10
Views: 95

Re: Preheat from Computer in Ideamaker

You can do this from the Home screen today, you don't need to go to the Tune screen. It's dead easy, I use it all the time. Vicky I wouldn't want a one click pre-heat button. When you print different materials, you need different bed & nozzle pre-heat temperatures. I would much prefer your engin...
by tja
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: N Series
Topic: N1 Cable Chain Mod
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: N1 Cable Chain Mod

I have been looking for something like this to upgrade my N1, so I will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing
by tja
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where the devil are the silicone hot-end covers?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Where the devil are the silicone hot-end covers?

Do you need to clean up the heating blocks and nozzles before fitting the socks? Mine have had some close encounters with failed prints, but I wouldn't say the build up is excessive.
by tja
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Ideamaker not properly aligning STL files
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Ideamaker not properly aligning STL files

Thank you for your testing of this. I appreciate that. You're welcome Try with Auto-position after importing disabled under Edit -> Preferences -> Files. Vicky, just tried it and that works in IM. I didn't know that preference existed. However, a small downside is that now it doesn't automatically ...
by tja
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Ideamaker not properly aligning STL files
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Ideamaker not properly aligning STL files

Hmmm, that's interesting. I put your stl's into IdeaMaker and I can see your misalignment problem. Putting the same parts into netfabb studio shows that they are aligned by default, but exporting each part as an stl still has them misaligned in IM. When I put these parts into Fusion 360, they are pr...
by tja
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Dual extruder printing questions
Replies: 0
Views: 373

Dual extruder printing questions

I've had my N1 dual extruder for a couple of years, but have never needed to do any serious dual ex printing. Until this week, when I needed to print some small objects in 2 colours. The outcome was pretty good but I have a couple of questions... 1/ Can we have an improved prime/nozzle clean sequenc...
by tja
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Thick, Solid PLA Prints are Lifting
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Thick, Solid PLA Prints are Lifting

Most filament types will lift at the corners, when you try and print largish, solid objects, in my experience. Having square corners will exacerbate the situation, but rounded corners aren't a total cure. To stop warping/lifting you need to get really good first layer adhesion, so Z height and first...
by tja
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PETG on Pro2
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: PETG on Pro2

I use PETG most of the time, I love it. I print straight onto a glass sheet at 260C & 80C. It sticks really well for printing and then releases easily when the bed cools below 30C. The bottom face comes out with a mirror-like finish.
by tja
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: N1 Nozzle clogging
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: N1 Nozzle clogging

I have an N1 printer and print a variety of different filaments. I don't get nozzle blockages. What filament are you using?
by tja
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PVA transparent filament not detected by sensor.
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: PVA transparent filament not detected by sensor.

Seriously Vicky? After the many months (or was it years?) in development, that is a rather shocking admission. I was going to order one, but if it has problems 'seeing' some of the clear filaments, then that is a serious shortcoming. Can you tell me which filaments it doesn't work with?
by tja
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bondtech Dual set-screw
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: Bondtech Dual set-screw

I haven't fitted my Bondtech dual yet. Is there a way to tell if it has already been Loctite'd?
by tja
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Print Injection Mold
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Print Injection Mold

Try PETG. Parts are shinier, with lower friction than PLA. It prints easily and approaches the properties of nylon
by tja
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Readable template files
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Readable template files

Another suggestion, for those of us that use IM for production as well as development, would be to make the slicing templates lockable. Then they would be protected against 'accidental' changes

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