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by socke
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project Bondtech Extruder
Replies: 676
Views: 44253

Re: Project Bondtech Extruder

:D
Regarding the flex material: I didn't test it by myself, but others reported it works very well. Maybe the key is, how strong you tightened the thumb screw?
by socke
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project Bondtech Extruder
Replies: 676
Views: 44253

Re: Project Bondtech Extruder

I can only speak for myself: I was not able to print PETG without the Bondtech also had issues with some PLA filaments...
I'm curious, but why did you upgrade if you were happy with the stock setup?
by socke
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: auto z screw leveling
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: auto z screw leveling

I also thought about this issue, some time ago. But it doesn't bring any advantage if we measure some distance to the hotend, imo. Instead we need to measure the distance to the tip of the nozzle. Maybe by some electrical contact, attached to the bed. I'm sure, the challenge would be to make this re...
by socke
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project Bondtech Extruder
Replies: 676
Views: 44253

Re: Project Bondtech Extruder

Maybe this are copies, but the guys from Prometheus were definitely not the first doing this! In my opinion a low friction hotend is the critical point, either it should be PTFE (may or may not work) or it should have a coating like that from Micro Swiss. I'm aware that a stainless steel hotend like...
by socke
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project Bondtech Extruder
Replies: 676
Views: 44253

Re: Project Bondtech Extruder

I think, the most practical way for dual extrusion (I mean with different materials, not just different colors) would be a dual X axis machine... But the alignment issue remains in that case. Alternatively, for some limited use this could be also interesting: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1926351...
by socke
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project Bondtech Extruder
Replies: 676
Views: 44253

Re: Project Bondtech Extruder

@photoholic: I can tell you only from my point of view: The Bondtech extruders are the best of the best you can get for money - no early adopter junk! However, with the current Bondtech Mini extruder it may take a little effort to make dual extrusion working (a custom firmware could be one possible ...
by socke
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: repetier firmware
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: repetier firmware

Regarding your first point:
I don't know the Repetier firmware, but in Marlin it is little below 10Hz if I remember right. However, 15Hz would be more than sufficient as the thermal inertia of the heater is much slower.
by socke
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project Bondtech Extruder
Replies: 676
Views: 44253

Re: Project Bondtech Extruder

You need a custom firmware for dual extrusion with different E step values. There are different approaches out there, I recommend you to read some pages back...
by socke
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project: The next heated bed
Replies: 20
Views: 391

Re: Project: The next heated bed

Just added a minor update to the first posts, showing how to fix the glass plate...
by socke
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: A little disappointed with the N2
Replies: 21
Views: 320

Re: A little disappointed with the N2

100% agree. It's similar to what I've already wrote approximately one year ago. And I could write some more points...
Btw., very, very nice website!
by socke
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bontech Extruder Opinions
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Bontech Extruder Opinions

Why don't you ask in the original thread?
by socke
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project: The next heated bed
Replies: 20
Views: 391

Re: Project: The next heated bed

If you don't like to replace the original power supply, I think 24V/300W is a safe choice. Maybe 24V/400W is working too, but I wouldn't take it if I wouldn't have measured the real power of the remaining system before. But it could happen, that you will reach not much more than 100°C bed temperatur...
by socke
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project: The next heated bed
Replies: 20
Views: 391

Re: Project: The next heated bed

I can assure you, it is well covered.
At least much better than the original main switch in the KS printers without the newly published cover. ;)
by socke
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Not reaching temperature
Replies: 35
Views: 614

Re: Not reaching temperature

I know what you mean, but this seems for me to be the best DIY solution. Of course, it would be better to have some sort of an silicone cover from Raise 3D (as already seen on other printers).
On the other side, if there is a leak it is a bad accident in either case.
by socke
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Not reaching temperature
Replies: 35
Views: 614

Re: Not reaching temperature

I'm using a glass fiber hose, coated with silicone. It isn't a full isolation, but can be swapped very fast. It's no problem to print at 270°C with this setup:
by socke
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Displayed height of an object
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Displayed height of an object

Yes, exactly.
by socke
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project: The next heated bed
Replies: 20
Views: 391

Re: Project: The next heated bed

As written before, the heater is not connected to the 24V= line from the printers internal switched power supply, but directly to 230V~ mains power. So the limited power of the internal supply isn't an issue here.
by socke
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Displayed height of an object
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Displayed height of an object

Normally I'm using Simplify3D as slicer. If I don't utilize the usual continuous printing (layer-by-layer), but sequential printing (object-by-object) I'm getting a weird display of the height already printed. I've made a photo while printing the second of four identical objects: DSC_0642.JPG I'm su...
by socke
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project: The next heated bed
Replies: 20
Views: 391

Re: Project: The next heated bed

A little curious whether our machine can afford a such high power part. Please keep us updated. Want to know working life and whether it does any harm to other parts. Why shouldn't it afford the power? The heater is directly supplied by mains power, which causes an additional 3A current there in my...
by socke
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: what setting for 3d850
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: what setting for 3d850

If you would post a picture, somebody could have an idea what is going wrong...

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