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by DS2017
Thu May 17, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The grass isn't always greener
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: The grass isn't always greener

That's too bad about the video. But that's just user ignorance. I'm sure Ultimaker make good printers. The Ultimaker prints people post online attest to that. And that goes for any other printer. In the end it all comes down to the user's familiarity with 3d printing and electronics. We also have th...
by DS2017
Thu May 03, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: ideaMaker 3.1.7 Release Notes Updated 2018.5.11
Replies: 33
Views: 1513

Re: ideaMaker 3.1.6 Release Notes

I'm currently on 3.1.0.
Help > Software Update is saying 'Current version is newest.'
Seems like it's not working for me, and so I have to go to the website and re-download and reinstall again (and lose settings)?
by DS2017
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Project robot lawnmower
Replies: 78
Views: 4517

Re: Project robot lawnmower

Here is some pictures printing part 1/2 of the wheel arch. Sometimes the support structures fails to stick enough to the bed and to save the print and a bunch of filament, duck tape saves the day :-) IMG_3057.jpg Have you tried Solid Base Layers under the Support settings? It creates a sturdy base ...
by DS2017
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotend is getting plugged often (N2)
Replies: 3
Views: 2406

Re: Hotend is getting plugged often (N2)

What kind of filament are you using? PLA, ABS, PETG, etc?
Also what nozzle temp are you printing at?

Check to see if your fans are on, as heat creep up the hotend can cause a jam.
by DS2017
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Issue Printing Parts With Overhang and Support
Replies: 5
Views: 2147

Re: Issue Printing Parts With Overhang and Support

Have you tried lowering outer shell printing speed? Also, try using low temp PLA (like Hatchbox) when you need clean angled overhangs or bridges. This way you can use the lowest temp (like 180 to 190) to prevent as much deformity when the filament is laid down. It also depends on your layer height (...
by DS2017
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Dual Extruder printing With PLA Support
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: Dual Extruder printing With PLA Support

Try printing at the lowest temperature you can to prevent ooze. Cross contamination due to ooze causes build up which then leads to nozzle strike, thus shifting and pushing your print around. Also try using a wipe tower instead of a wipe wall. Z-hop can help as well, though it will add to print time...
by DS2017
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: having issues with curved thin angled walls
Replies: 16
Views: 867

Re: having issues with curved thin angled walls

Check your travel moves for those layers. It may be a simple retraction issue?
by DS2017
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: temp on hot end and bed
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: temp on hot end and bed

1 or 2 yes.

If you have your printer next to an open window with all your printer covers open, then it may fluctuate more.
by DS2017
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a printer, should we buy a new Pro2, new N2 or a used N2?
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

Re: Looking for a printer, should we buy a new Pro2, new N2 or a used N2?

Thanks for the replies. I work for a small metabolic instrument company and we are looking for a printer that will mainly be used to help us prototype parts which will eventually be extruded or cast. We are trying to reduce development cost by cutting down on the revisions of custom fixtures. The p...
by DS2017
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need help with printing Poly Support
Replies: 35
Views: 6681

Re: Need help with printing Poly Support

The print failed about halfway through because one part of the PolySupport was pulling up and was not laying down correctly. The left extruder did not click! :) I increased the left extruder flow-rate to 102% and added 0.5mm restart w/ a temp of 220C. The right extruder w/ the Polysupport has temp ...
by DS2017
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need help with printing Poly Support
Replies: 35
Views: 6681

Re: Need help with printing Poly Support

I'm still having problems getting anything else to print w/ PolySupport BTW. I've managed to dual-extrude with 2 different PLAs with different temperature profiles to print successfully. I've been able to print out any number of things w/ PolySupport by itself. When dual-extruding with PolySupport,...
by DS2017
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Skirt not printing
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Skirt not printing

When the print starts, is the extruder gear rotating and feeding filament? Can you see or feel that the filament is going in? Do you by any chance pull back the filament after each print (like touch the extruder arrows on the touch panel).
by DS2017
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nozzle rammed into print model
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Re: Nozzle rammed into print model

Nozzle strike can be caused by the print itself. Maybe there was loose geometry in the slice which caused a strand of filament to not properly adhere to the print. Maybe a certain path is too abrupt and caused edge curl. Small amounts of defect can build up and eventually cause a nozzle strike. If y...
by DS2017
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Raise3d N2 Clogged nozzle with Wood Filament
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: Raise3d N2 Clogged nozzle with Wood Filament

it's the wood particle that's clogging the nozzle, not plastic. You can't quite melt off wood. Or if you heat it too much it might caramelize the plastic and wood together, leading to a harder clog. You have to be very thorough when cleaning out non-PLA particles with exotic filaments. regarding Woo...
by DS2017
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Help dialing in settings
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Help dialing in settings

If you are new to 3d printing, start with simpler objects, like xyz calibration cubes from thingiverse. They are small and fast and so you can quickly iterate prints to troubleshoot issues. That frog print is actually pretty nice. Poor surface finish on supports/angled overhangs are common. Especial...
by DS2017
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Life Size Apocalypse Bust
Replies: 44
Views: 3371

Re: Life Size Apocalypse Bust

holy moly that looks great. How careful did you have to be with the sanding? You only did 2 shells right?
by DS2017
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just Released N2 Pro
Replies: 126
Views: 26401

Re: Just Released N2 Pro

I would also be curious as to whether or not upgrade kits (or sub-kits) might be offered. ... I would certainly be interested in ordering / installing the improved printhead carrier with retracting nozzles, new build platform and the upgraded motion controller. I realize that all early production m...
by DS2017
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Print Adhesion Issues? Shifting?
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Print Adhesion Issues? Shifting?

Looks like a leveling issue. Diagnose this by test printing Bed Level calibration prints. You can find them on Thingiverse by looking up 'bed leveling' and or similar keywords.
by DS2017
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Is there a speed limiter on the N2 plus dual?
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Is there a speed limiter on the N2 plus dual?

In my experience S3D had trouble approximating print time on our CR10S. I always added 25 to 30% of apprx print time to get actual.

Ideamaker on the other hand, although still lacking only a few features, gets the time accurately.
by DS2017
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issues with N2 Plus and Mosaic Palette
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Issues with N2 Plus and Mosaic Palette

Check out this thread on the forums:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6802

He's active on this forum so try reaching out to him.

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