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by Anubis
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just Released N2 Pro
Replies: 126
Views: 26316

Re: Just Released N2 Pro

What is the electronic driven lifting feature for? Is it to prevent the 2nd extruder from hitting the prints? Yes. How come the Pro2 and Pro2 Plus do not have single extruder version? Answered by Vicky earlier in this thread: You wrote, you are working on an improved single extruder version of the ...
by Anubis
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New N2PLus.... shall I go BondTech straight away?
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: New N2PLus.... shall I go BondTech straight away?

As I see it, there are two primary reasons to get a Bondtch upgrade, the rest is gravy: 1. If you want to print TPU and can't get it to work with stock extruder (Ninjaflex is the hardest to print). 2. You want to slightly improve surface finish at medium and high print speed (reduce 'ringing'). If n...
by Anubis
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Layers Shifted in Middle of Print Job
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Layers Shifted in Middle of Print Job

Other possibilities: Your stepper drivers could be overheating. Shifting only on long prints implicates this as a possibility. You can open the electrical panel at the back of the printer and check that the blower fan is running and the stepper drivers have heatsinks. On one of my printers, the fan ...
by Anubis
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: What to do about edge curl?
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: What to do about edge curl?

Besides hotend insulation, model cooling can help with this. The picture doesn't show the whole hotend, but it looks like you're using the stock axial fans (dual extruder?) with the covers removed. I've found that this is not sufficient cooling for best results with PLA. A blower fan with a duct tha...
by Anubis
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Unstable extruder temperature reading
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Unstable extruder temperature reading

Ticket submitted, thanks.
by Anubis
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Unstable extruder temperature reading
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Unstable extruder temperature reading

I have two N2 printers, and one of them has an issue with the extruder temperature reading that I can't figure out. I'm looking for suggestions to help track down and fix the issue. The temp reading on both of the extruders will jump around by up to +-8 degrees. And it's not just a display error, as...
by Anubis
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Parts cooling mod issue
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Parts cooling mod issue

I remember seeing that mod and wondering how he did that. I have no idea. I looks like he might have the early version of the print head, so maybe the wiring was a bit different. There's a few blower fan mods that are compatible with the current print head, though. All of the ones I know of mount th...
by Anubis
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Software
Topic: MID PRINT FILAMENT LOADING
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: MID PRINT FILAMENT LOADING

If I recall correctly, you can actually use the Load/Unload function while the print is paused with the current version. You're right about the oozing, though, I don't think there are any provisions for dealing with ooze when the machine resumes a print. My strategy to deal with this is to pause whe...
by Anubis
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Print head not returning to origin after print
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: Print head not returning to origin after print

Check the Y limit switch. I've had a situation where the switch was bent sideways, causing it to be switched on constantly. The printer may be sending the Y axis to home, but it stops immediately because the switch is pressed.
by Anubis
Wed May 17, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Anyone uses Poly Flex and if so how does it compare to ninjaflex
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: Anyone uses Poly Flex and if so how does it compare to ninjaflex

Spikeysonic wrote:What are the settigns for Polyflex? should I stick to the defualt ones and how about the Sainsmart TPU

In both cases, I use the Raise3D default settings for PolyFlex. I think I also turned the cooling fan on at layer 2.
by Anubis
Wed May 17, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: How does polycarbonate compare to nylon?
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: How does polycarbonate compare to nylon?

any figures for the raft offset? please Changing the Z offset is effectively the same as changing the nozzle height. It's just a way to do it with software so you don't change your hardware, since that would also affect how other filaments print. You can try starting at +0.3mm and lowering it in 0....
by Anubis
Wed May 17, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: How does polycarbonate compare to nylon?
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: How does polycarbonate compare to nylon?

With PC-Max on BuildTak, I set with my nozzle about 0.2mm above the bed at the Z home position. But again, I recommend starting your first calibration print a bit higher than that and then lowering it if it doesn't stick well enough. You can probably use a positive Z-offset in the Global tab of the ...
by Anubis
Wed May 17, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: How does polycarbonate compare to nylon?
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: How does polycarbonate compare to nylon?

I meant that when it warps, the pull it exerts on the build plate can be strong enough to bend the plate if it is flexible or overcome the adhesive that keeps BuildTak or other build surfaces in place. It's not a big problem, the only cases where I've encountered that is when I printed a really big ...
by Anubis
Tue May 16, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Silicone Sock
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: Silicone Sock

talked to my friend that has been molding parts in TPU. his mold is a silicone rubber that can go up to 600F. I'm going to see if i can create a mold for the sock and use the silicone rubber. the first thing I need to do is create a model of the heater block. it looks like the heater block is the s...
by Anubis
Tue May 16, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: How does polycarbonate compare to nylon?
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: How does polycarbonate compare to nylon?

They are quite different as far as mechanical properties go. I print a lot of parts with PC. My experience with nylon is more limited, as it quickly became evident during my tests that it was not what I needed for my application, but I'll try to outline what I found: PC alloys are stiff and keep the...
by Anubis
Tue May 16, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Anyone uses Poly Flex and if so how does it compare to ninjaflex
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: Anyone uses Poly Flex and if so how does it compare to ninjaflex

I prefer PolyFlex to NinjaFlex, as I found it much easier to print (stock extruder). They are both very, very durable as long as your print temperature isn't too low. Ninja is a little bit more flexible than Polyflex, but with most parts, you can achieve the desired stiffness by playing with the num...
by Anubis
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Software
Topic: ideaMaker 2.3.0 Release Note 2016.11.21
Replies: 35
Views: 5308

Re: ideaMaker 2.3.0 Release Note 2016.11.21

The raft generation seems to be different in 2.3 than previous versions of Ideamaker. I have a model that has large holes in the middle, and Ideamaker 2.2.x would generate a raft where the model touched the bed only. However, in 2.3, it creates a raft that fills the entire area that the model takes ...

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