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by tja
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A couple of mistakes worth sharing...
Replies: 4
Views: 229

A couple of mistakes worth sharing...

I'm a firm believer that we learn more by mistakes than we do from successes. By rights I should now be a genius! Here are my latest howlers... Accidentally, I printed a PETG part with the bed set to 80C. That's way too hot for PETG on Buildtak, the part stuck so well that I had major problems remov...
by tja
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bondtech BMG upgrade for the N series
Replies: 171
Views: 5438

Re: Bondtech BMG upgrade for the N series

Way back in the first post, Jetguy called this an upgrade for N1, N2 & N2+. Since that time I have seen no mention of this upgrade being suitable for the N1. I think the only real difference is cable management, but there may be other differences that I don't know about. I would like to fit this...
by tja
Sun May 21, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Adding code during print N2
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Adding code during print N2

Got it, thanks
by tja
Sun May 21, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 13
Views: 971

Re: Hello everyone

Hi Maria

Very nice to meet you too. Welcome to this community and I wish you excellent printing with your new R3D baby
by tja
Thu May 18, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Print exceeded extruder limits
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Print exceeded extruder limits

Cheers Vicky
by tja
Thu May 18, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Urgent fix needed
Replies: 19
Views: 823

Re: Urgent fix needed

Yes, it does disengage the extruder. No, I couldn't push PLA filament through it by hand.
by tja
Sun May 14, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Extruder fan noisy
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Extruder fan noisy

I have had my N1 since October 2016 and the left extruder has started to make a lot more noise lately. It sounds like it's changing speed at times, sort of revving up then down. I see that replacement fans are cheap, $3.99 in the R3D shop, but is it the fan or the driver causing the problem? Has any...
by tja
Sun May 14, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Print exceeded extruder limits
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Print exceeded extruder limits

It only checks the bounding box for the part against the left extruder limits, it doesn't check against the right extruder limits. Now 3 of these limits are the same - front, back & right - but the left limits are different for each extruder Your suggestion is sound and I would normally do that,...
by tja
Fri May 12, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Print exceeded extruder limits
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Print exceeded extruder limits

Hi Vicky, Just had a print fail after several hours because it was outside the X axis extruder range. I was using the right hand extruder and the part had an angle such that it printed okay at the start, but as it went up it exceeded the printing boundary on the left of the table. Can IM have a dete...
by tja
Fri May 12, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Urgent fix needed
Replies: 19
Views: 823

Re: Urgent fix needed

Just want to add my support for maintaining the heater temperatures after a print run and after a reel change operation. As John elaborates above it is so annoying to have to wait for it to warm-up every time. A 5 minute timer would seem to be the best compromise of efficiency and safety. Can we hav...
by tja
Sat May 06, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Resume printing after a power failure?
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Resume printing after a power failure?

Is there anyone that did succeede to resume printing after loosing power? Yes it does work. I was mid-way through a big print and had a power outage. When I got home (about 2 hours later) I restored the power turned on my printer, hit the reume button and it heated up and finished the print. Perfect!
by tja
Thu May 04, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Adding code during print N2
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Adding code during print N2

I actually got it to work well. left nozzle black, right nozzle yellow, was getting oozing on borders and 25mm offset ghosting on yellow as the black was only a detail in the middle of part. I start off with temp on L-Nozzle at 160 Find where the black started printing by searching for T0 and after...
by tja
Thu May 04, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prints Welded to Raft
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Prints Welded to Raft

Why do you need to use a raft? I used to print a raft but then found I get better prints without them. Of course you do need to spend some time getting your bed as level as you can get it and nozzle height set up properly.
by tja
Thu May 04, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Conducting Filament
Replies: 20
Views: 1252

Re: Conducting Filament

As Vicky has pointed out, IM applies the same infill percentage to both extruders. The easy fix is to set the infill to 100%, but another trick might be to play with the number of shells. I just printed a part with 5 shells and the effect was that the small section areas were effectively printed sol...
by tja
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Lost my x,y calibration settings
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Lost my x,y calibration settings

Thanks Vicky
by tja
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice on best print oritentation, supports and settings
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Advice on best print oritentation, supports and settings

That's a tough print for FFM and clearly wasn't designed for this process; do you have any design flexibility? I would flatten the top out as much as possible so you don't need support and then try it again face down. If re-design is a not an option, try printing the support using a different materi...
by tja
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Lost my x,y calibration settings
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Lost my x,y calibration settings

If you open your previous gcode with notepad, you can find the settings from the first several lines. Thanks Vicky. Unfortunately, I rarely save gcode files as I typically change the slicing settings very print (I'm doing R&D not production). The gcode files I did save were before my extruder o...
by tja
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: IdeaMaker support for 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator for Notebooks.
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: IdeaMaker support for 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator for Notebooks.

Another 3DConnexion Space navigator user here. Adding support for this to IdeaMaker would be awesome
by tja
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Lost my x,y calibration settings
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Lost my x,y calibration settings

I'm hoping that somebody can help me out... I finally got around to calibrating the x & y offset for my dual extruder N1 during the last few days of using IM 2.4. Now, I am using ver 2.5.1 and the calibration settings have disappeared and are back to the default x=25, y=0. I still have all of my...
by tja
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: flow rates for all but shells?
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: flow rates for all but shells?

Or do you think flowrate for Shell is necessary in ideaMaker? If so, I can pass your request to our engineer to assess. Vicky, I would just like to add my vote for this feature. I think it is confusing to have a slicing setting stored in a different part of the interface. Additionally, not all reel...

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