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by DrewPetitclerc
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: sales complaint
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: sales complaint

[quote= Make sure to get Vicky your information, she will get it taken care of for you. She is a GREAT asset to the company, I just wish the rest of tech support and sales were as good.[/quote] I'm not that surprised since it has come to my attention that the entire US employee group in the last yea...
by DrewPetitclerc
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Scratches on the Top Cover
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Scratches on the Top Cover

Here was my solution.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6119#p24831
by DrewPetitclerc
Thu May 31, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Assambly in IdeaMaker
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Assambly in IdeaMaker

Timon wrote:DrewPetitclerc you are awesome! This is a wonderful piece of information. I tried it and it seems to work beautifully.
Thank you.

You are very welcome, I'm always willing to help with CAD issues.
by DrewPetitclerc
Wed May 30, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Assambly in IdeaMaker
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Assambly in IdeaMaker

A quick tip. In whatever CAD system you use to create your parts and assembly, usually individual parts will have their own unique zero origin location and this can lead to them not aligning the way you expect in IdeaMaker. if you can in your preferred CAD system having the assembly open and suppres...
by DrewPetitclerc
Fri May 18, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MakerFaire Bay Area 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: MakerFaire Bay Area 2018

I will be there Saturday and maybe Sunday and if you would like to meet me I will be near the BuildTak booth as my son is showing off the new N2 Pro for Raise3D in partnership with Buildtak.
by DrewPetitclerc
Thu May 10, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: STL Design Shared
Replies: 66
Views: 27231

Re: STL Design Shared

by DrewPetitclerc
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Model release
Replies: 18
Views: 3120

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: 579

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: 519

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: 418

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: 351

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: 380

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: 960

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: 1015

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: 1015

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: 792

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: 783

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: 702

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...

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