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by tja
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: N1 Nozzle clogging
Replies: 1
Views: 86

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: 277

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: 439

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: 310

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: 199

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
by tja
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Readable template files
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Readable template files

Hi all, I am trying to document my print settings for production parts and I would like to just click a button and get a human-readable file with all the settings in the template. When I export a slicing template IM generates a BIN file but, of course, I can't read it. Does anyone know of a way to c...
by tja
Sun May 27, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Successful ASA Settings
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Successful ASA Settings

I have had success printing ASA directly onto glass. I need to add a little ASA slurry by put a few drops of acetone on the glass and rubbing a spoiled ASA print in it to make a thin layer. This is best done on cold glass. I find that ASA sticks pretty well and releases quite easily without force wh...
by tja
Thu May 10, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Part Shifting On Glass Bed
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Part Shifting On Glass Bed

It only seems to happen for me when I'm printing multiple items. I was printing a dozen or so items one day and the collision was so energetic that it pushed the glass bed out of the printer! Since then I print fewer items at a time and double up on the binder clips along the sides and front of the ...
by tja
Thu May 03, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: N2 Printer PolyFlex Filliment Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: N2 Printer PolyFlex Filliment Problems

Does anyone have any advice for both print settings and removing the stuck filament? I have had the same problems you mention using flexible filament and I dare say everybody has who has tried it. Try printing slower, flexible filament doesn't like to be hurried. I print the first layer at 15mm/sec...
by tja
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nozzle home position off the build plate
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: Nozzle home position off the build plate

I have an N1, so there may be a difference in the priming routine on an N2, but I doubt it. I have the glass build plate positioned so that the nozzle is just over it by about 1mm. This is is easy to do as there is quite a lot of positional tolerance within the clips. In this position it's easy to s...
by tja
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Model release
Replies: 18
Views: 3193

Re: Model release

Buildtak is okay, but has significant limitations. I have some PLA that sticks a bit too well to and found that a short woodworker's chisel is much better than the scraper supplied. I leave the glass in place in my N1 and very carefully ease the chisel under the corners/edges of the part. With patie...
by tja
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How to convert N1 to single nozzle, gcode control fans.
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: How to convert N1 to single nozzle, gcode control fans.

I upgraded to bondtech extruders which was really simple to do and a great improvement. Hi Tom I have an N1 dual and am considering the Bondtech Dual Direct upgrade, but all the instructions appear to be for the N2. The only real difference appears to be that the N1 doesn't have the cable chain. Di...
by tja
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New idea for insulating a hot end rapidly
Replies: 41
Views: 5834

Re: New idea for insulating a hot end rapidly

The key parameter is insulation, or "k" factor. The insulators I sell for Zortrax printers have a k factor of 0.48. And installation couldn't be much easier - a couple of silicone o-rings. Julia, I like your elegant design. Are they a universal fit or do you sell a version for Raise hoten...
by tja
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buildtak
Replies: 68
Views: 9914

Re: Buildtak

So, how is your experience with buildtak? I would say 'not bad', I would give it 6 or maybe a 7 out of 10. It's my surface of choice for PLA and TPU, mainly because I have 3 or 4 sheets of it lying around. With care I can get a sheet of Buiildtak to last 3 months. What I dislike is that the grip to...
by tja
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First Post, Looking for WebCam suggestion
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

Re: First Post, Looking for WebCam suggestion

I use a Foscam C1, it's a small wifi IP cam, but it can also be accessed via ethernet. The resolution isn't that great, but it's good enough to see the usual problems that occur from time to time. I have it set up just outside the printer, about 3cm away from the perspex and it images the whole of t...
by tja
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: ideaMaker 3.0-RC Release Note Updated Rev. 3.0.5 2017.12.18
Replies: 263
Views: 23222

Re: ideaMaker 3.0-beta Release Note 2017.10.23

If you have an important task to do with, we still recommend you to use the current official version 2.6.0. Quick link: ideaMaker 2.6.0 https://www.raise3d.com/pages/download Hi Vicky I was expecting that version 3 beta would sit alongside v2.6, but when I try to install v3.0 it wants to uninstall ...
by tja
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Couple of minor bugs to report
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Couple of minor bugs to report

Firstly, I would congratulate the Raise3D team on a superb job with the software. My printer and the IM app are very stable and practically bug free and I know from experience that this isn't easy. Please keep up the diligence on future releases. That being said I have noticed a couple of quirks... ...
by tja
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: There is an app for that... how about one for Raise3D?
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Re: There is an app for that... how about one for Raise3D?

Can't you just set up port forwarding on your router and enter the URL in your phone's browser? That would be good. But for it to be possible, the touchscreen controller would have to be running a webserver and I don't believe it is on my N1. Certainly not on port 80. Does anybody know of a way to ...
by tja
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: There is an app for that... how about one for Raise3D?
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Re: There is an app for that... how about one for Raise3D?

I love that I can see my printer dashboard on my laptop via wifi, but I want to be able to see it on my phone & tablet too. It would be great to have a 5 star app straight away but, realistically, this could be a read-only app initially that gets additional functionality over time. In my case I ...
by tja
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How to quiet Noisy Fans?
Replies: 10
Views: 1745

Re: How to quiet Noisy Fans?

My N1 had noisy fans, which made it uncomfortable to be with in the same room, so I had to fix it. Generally speaking, low noise fans achieve their decibel reduction by running slower and moving less air. Given that the Raise3D engineers may have made important design decisions based on fan airflow,...

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