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by tja
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: N2/Bondtech/Tungsten/Carbon PLA
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: N2/Bondtech/Tungsten/Carbon PLA

Did you solve these problems? I'm just about to fit Bondtech extruders to my N1, which is printing really sweetly at the moment.
by tja
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Raise3d N1 printing problem
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Raise3d N1 printing problem

That area that looks like it has a pattern to it, is probably caused by the mechanism resonating. There is quite a lot of mass in the extruder system, which can cause wavy lines when moving at speed. Try slowing down the print speed and see if that improves it. Also, there looks to be some over-extr...
by tja
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: N Series
Topic: Are PTFE feeding tubes worth the extra cash more than regular/ stock tubes
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Are PTFE feeding tubes worth the extra cash more than regular/ stock tubes

Take a look here https://www.captubes.com/ I have this Capricorn PTFE and it's really slippery, more so than regular PTFE. This material works better than the factory-fit stuff that R3D supply, especially for TPU. I had to buy it in the US last year, but they are now selling it in the UK through E3D...
by tja
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Loads of New Exciting Updates available for download
Replies: 28
Views: 923

Re: Loads of New Exciting Updates available for download

Shelton wrote: PC?


The same as I mentioned in my earlier post, an i7-based laptop with an SSD running Win 7, circa 2013 vintage. The SSD is only important for the file saving part of course.
by tja
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Loads of New Exciting Updates available for download
Replies: 28
Views: 923

Re: Loads of New Exciting Updates available for download

With IM version 3.3.0 and using the same Groot model scaled to 165%, it sliced it in 14.3 secs and finished saving the file 26 seconds later. That particular Thingiverse stl file had 830 non-manifold edge errors, which IM auto-repaired in 22 secs. Overall I didn't see much improvement in slicing tim...
by tja
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Loads of New Exciting Updates available for download
Replies: 28
Views: 923

Re: Loads of New Exciting Updates available for download

I tested it new update. Grooth model.... Simplify slicing it in 20 sec. Idea Maker doing it 10 minutes and still nothing... so... That is not my experience with IM. I've always found it to be fast when slicing, but I am usually working with small(ish) engineering type parts. So I downloaded a 52Mb ...
by tja
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Stringing on N1 Dual
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: Stringing on N1 Dual

I have never had PETG jam in the extruder. I have a top-fed filament holder, so the perspex top is off during printing, which probably keeps the cold-end temperature from getting into the soft region. I run it with the fan covers on usually, only take them off if I have bridges in the design. I'm us...
by tja
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Major Update & Improvements for Pro2 and N Series
Replies: 33
Views: 3102

Re: Major Update & Improvements for Pro2 and N Series

Wow, that's an impressive list of improvements / changes / bug fixes, I'm looking forward to trying 3.3.0. Well done R3D team
by tja
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Preheat from Computer in Ideamaker
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: Preheat from Computer in Ideamaker

Yes, Vicky. That would be really nice. I use different materials as well, but I still would think it would be nice to have both nozzles to heat up to the at least the lower temperature of the materials I use and the bed to a set temp and have them heat at once from the computer. Then when the print...
by tja
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Stringing on N1 Dual
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: Stringing on N1 Dual

What retraction or other settings need to be done with the stock Pet G settings I'm using Real Filament PETG from amazon, it's about £22 per kg. I print straight on to the glass bed plate, which I clean with tap water on a piece of kitchen roll after each print. The first layer attaches really well...
by tja
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Stringing on N1 Dual
Replies: 8
Views: 340

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: 290

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: 11
Views: 379

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: 817

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: 460

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: 522

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: 804

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: 11
Views: 379

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: 5
Views: 214

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: 912

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.

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