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by DrewPetitclerc
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Model release
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Model release

I have removed the buildtak on both my N2 and N1 ... it was the first thing I did before the first print. Hairspray on Glass works for TPU, PETG, PLA and I think ABS, but I dont print ABS. Then, let the plate cool to Room Temp (ie, under 30c) and it should literally pop off itself, or with a slight...
by DrewPetitclerc
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dial Indicator Mount
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Dial Indicator Mount

I too needed to tram my build surface to a higher degree than factory setup.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2819737
20171108_215001.jpg
by DrewPetitclerc
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wavy base layers
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Wavy base layers

That area of the build plate is bent upwards, build plate tramming is required to pull that area downward to be more "flat" with the surrounding area.
by DrewPetitclerc
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shrik Factor of PLA
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Shrik Factor of PLA

Think about the direction of the layering of the plastic and any shrinkage will be along those lay lines. Injection molding is relatively easy to gauge as there is a solid volume cooling and shrinking inward towards the thickest local cross sections. This is NOT what your printer is doing! FDM print...
by DrewPetitclerc
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Floating Extra Layer
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Floating Extra Layer

I use the wipe wall in dual mode, but I change it to "vertical" only and 2 passes/shells, a single pass/wall is more likely to shrink and crack allowing it to twist up into the path of the extruders and contour can have angles that split as they cool/shrink.
by DrewPetitclerc
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Lid Extenders
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Lid Extenders

Here was my solution.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6119#p24831
by DrewPetitclerc
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Modifying Your 3D Printer and then Complaining that it doesn't Work Right is Ridiculous
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Modifying Your 3D Printer and then Complaining that it doesn't Work Right is Ridiculous

I choke back bile and force myself not to be a troll by calmly pushing myself away from the keyboard and remember one of the rules I've learned from over forty years in engineering and dealing with new grads in the business. PEBKAC P roblem E xist B etween K eyboard A nd C hair :lol: :lol: :lol: :lo...
by DrewPetitclerc
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Has any user done anything to address health-related issues during 3D printing?
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Has any user done anything to address health-related issues during 3D printing?

Here is another location that works well. 20180205_172037.jpg I also forgot to mention it does wonders to stop my wife from commenting on the plastic smell in my shop. For those wondering how to get one you may have to make one. I have a 3D CAD file of the 2 part filter housing I created that I may ...
by DrewPetitclerc
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Has any user done anything to address health-related issues during 3D printing?
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Has any user done anything to address health-related issues during 3D printing?

I got my hands on a replacement filter and fan assembly that would normally come in a Afinia H800+ and adapted it for use in any printer enclosure that has room for it to rest inside. 20180205_171851.jpg 20180205_171922.jpg It uses a replacement filter found here: https://www.octave.com/3d-printer-a...
by DrewPetitclerc
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hinge for top cover, available for purchase
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: Hinge for top cover, available for purchase

Here is what I did to my N2+. I cut 4 cheap wooden dowels to length and drilled and screwed them to the inside corners of the cover lifting it an appropriate amount to clear the filament tubes. IMG_0003.JPG Then I took the package material that the cover came in (styrafoam) and cut out the bottom ma...
by DrewPetitclerc
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: standoffs for motors to limit heat transfer to print head
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: standoffs for motors to limit heat transfer to print head

How do you stop the heat from traveling down the motor shaft directly into the feed gear that is coming slowly into direct contact with the plastic and lingering in the close proximity as it is pushed into and retracted back as layers and jumps are made having plenty of time to soften the material a...
by DrewPetitclerc
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: how to keep the feed assembly cool
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: how to keep the feed assembly cool

I have a compressor in my shop with all my 3D printers (6 different printers so far) so I run a whisper of air to each extruder blowing directly onto the leading surface of the extruder feed gear to cool it before contact with the plastic, this has proven to work for all the lower softening point p...
by DrewPetitclerc
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Has Anyone successfully printed PVA with an N2?
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: Has Anyone successfully printed PVA with an N2?

I've tried to show what I did for this issue here:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5914#p24146
by DrewPetitclerc
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: how to keep the feed assembly cool
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: how to keep the feed assembly cool

I have a compressor in my shop with all my 3D printers (6 different printers so far) so I run a whisper of air to each extruder blowing directly onto the leading surface of the extruder feed gear to cool it before contact with the plastic, this has proven to work for all the lower softening point pl...
by DrewPetitclerc
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filament Brand suggestions
Replies: 15
Views: 795

Re: Filament Brand suggestions

I use a ton of Octave filaments, ABS and PLA, they are very good.
https://www.octave.com/octave-abs-filam ... olors.html
by DrewPetitclerc
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Black MagiC Conductive PLA
Replies: 18
Views: 1063

Re: Black MagiC Conductive PLA

Just a little comment on "conductive" materials, I've had great success printing parts in ABS conductive on both my Zortrax M200 and my UP Plus Pro in the past, this was a carbon filled plastic, the only issue I found was that you have to be careful what you are using the part for, In my c...
by DrewPetitclerc
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New idea for insulating a hot end rapidly
Replies: 41
Views: 4470

Re: New idea for insulating a hot end rapidly

You should check out my post here.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4634#p21471
Could be helpful.
by DrewPetitclerc
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Heat Shields?
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Heat Shields?

I found it super easy and it works very well to insulate the hot block to protect delicate parts from excessive heat using a great product from "Z-Temp. http://z-temp.co/ I used Julia's "Extruder Block Insulator" http://z-temp.co/products/extruder-block-insulator.html with safety wire...
by DrewPetitclerc
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Cyanoacrylate (Super Glue) to greatly improve adhesion
Replies: 11
Views: 956

Re: Cyanoacrylate (Super Glue) to greatly improve adhesion

@EldRick I prefer to load the glue onto the bed while hot, it does apply more glue than a cold plate however it gets the job done! I've been using the "Elmer's water soluble Purple glue stick" on glass for a really long time and it really works best if your build plate is really WELL Tram...

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