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by Docmani
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ABS Build Surface - PEI? Geckotek?
Replies: 18
Views: 285

Re: ABS Build Surface - PEI? Geckotek?

The Bondtech extruder is high on my list of things to upgrade to, but for now, I got what I got. I got a disappointing email from customer support who said to contact the reseller I bought my printer from and basically told me "Don't print without a raft" That said, I am managing to get my...
by Docmani
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ABS Build Surface - PEI? Geckotek?
Replies: 18
Views: 285

Re: ABS Build Surface - PEI? Geckotek?

Hey all, I had some initial success with the LokBuild. It does hang on to ABS pretty tight. On a larger print I started getting warping at the edges. On further investigation I determined that one of my big problems is despite several attempts I have not leveled the bed. I just put in a support tick...
by Docmani
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ABS Build Surface - PEI? Geckotek?
Replies: 18
Views: 285

Re: ABS Build Surface - PEI? Geckotek?

I used to use PET tape with ABS juice on my older printer. It worked great for me for smaller parts but when I started printing larger parts it wasn't enough. PEI was definitely a step up for me. It was working well for me, up until the other day when my sheet tore in half when I pulled a part off t...
by Docmani
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ABS Build Surface - PEI? Geckotek?
Replies: 18
Views: 285

Re: ABS Build Surface - PEI? Geckotek?

So I have a Lokbuild surface and a spool of eSun ABS+ arriving tomorrow for Amazon.

:)

I will let you all know how it shakes out.
by Docmani
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ABS Build Surface - PEI? Geckotek?
Replies: 18
Views: 285

Re: ABS Build Surface - PEI? Geckotek?

Zemlin - I am using Inland ABS. I saw one of your recent posts about ABS+ and I'm actually going to give it a shot soon. The problem is I still have 4 spools of this stuff sitting around that I don't want to go to waste. ;) I'm printing with a bed temp of 110 and nozzle temp of 260. I'm doing some R...
by Docmani
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ABS Build Surface - PEI? Geckotek?
Replies: 18
Views: 285

ABS Build Surface - PEI? Geckotek?

Hey all, I've been printing a lot of ABS recently. I've never had luck with the BuildTak surface with ABS. I bought a thin sheet of PEI from UItem (as suggested by a post on here). I've managed to get my prints to stick, but I've had to squash the first layer down quite a bit. Its hard getting the p...
by Docmani
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bondtech Upgrade Typical Speed Improvement?
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Bondtech Upgrade Typical Speed Improvement?

That sounds super sweet!

I'm going to read up on the stepper driver upgrade too. Looks interesting (and not very expensive). Thanks for the tip. :)

I'd love to hear other stories. :)
by Docmani
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bondtech Upgrade Typical Speed Improvement?
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Bondtech Upgrade Typical Speed Improvement?

I was debating getting the Bondtech dual extruder upgrade for my N2+ Dual extruder. I've seen a lot of users here have success with it. I'm curious how much you can safely increase the speed of printing with the lighter extruder? Does anyone have any custom speed/accel settings they use that work fo...
by Docmani
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: WPA2 Security Vulnerability
Replies: 6
Views: 402

WPA2 Security Vulnerability

I was curious if your company was looking into patching the firmware on your devices in case they are vulnerable to the new WPA2 security vulnerability. https://www.krackattacks.com/ I would hate to see anyone use your product as an attack vector into a network. Hopefully, its an easy patch to integ...
by Docmani
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wavy Horizontal Lines in Print?
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Wavy Horizontal Lines in Print?

I will take a look and see if the head is tight. If thats not it, I'll give the slower speed a try. Thanks for the advise!
by Docmani
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wavy Horizontal Lines in Print?
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Wavy Horizontal Lines in Print?

I printed this recently. This is the first time I've printed something with overhang details that the IdeaMaker software did not automatically generate supports for. The squares and circles down the middle are supposed to be smooth. You can actually see other areas near them that also have wavyness....
by Docmani
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: My Star Wars prints.
Replies: 17
Views: 3445

Re: My Star Wars prints.

+1 Like. :)

Can I sign an NDA too?! (Kidding....)
by Docmani
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Variable Layer Height
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

Variable Layer Height

I've been seeing various implementation of Variable Layer Height. It keeps a balance between thin layer heights for detailed areas (like curves in the Z direction) while allowing for thicker heights for printing speed in less detailed areas. I would love to see this in IdeaMaker! http://hackaday.com...
by Docmani
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's a good reliable PLA
Replies: 18
Views: 1949

Re: What's a good reliable PLA

Very good info. Thank you!
by Docmani
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 0.2mm nozzle tips
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: 0.2mm nozzle tips

I was curious about this as well. The profiles in Ideamaker work great for the stock 0.4mm nozzle. Are there any profiles for the other nozzles available? (0.2, 0.6, 0.8?)
by Docmani
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's a good reliable PLA
Replies: 18
Views: 1949

Re: What's a good reliable PLA

Has anyone tried Inland from Microcenter? I've seen a few people claim its made by eSun.

Its $15 per KG and local, both of which are pluses.
by Docmani
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Can't load filament for first print - Something is blocked!
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Can't load filament for first print - Something is blocked!

Thank you for the videos they did help.

I didn't have any luck with the steel wire, but when I rethreaded the filament in with the acrylic cover off, I managed to get it loaded.

I'm printing!!!! Thanks for the quick response!
by Docmani
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Can't load filament for first print - Something is blocked!
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Can't load filament for first print - Something is blocked!

Hey all, I just got my shiny new N2 plus tonight. I just tried to load filament and the extruder started clicking. I took the acrylic plate off and experimented with pushing the filament down manually. By the length of the filament I can load, it doesn't look like it even makes it past the heat sink...

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