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by DeftCAD
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Cannot get a good print
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Cannot get a good print

This won't cure all your issues, but re. detaching prints... I've been using 3D printers for a few years and have tried a few build surfaces. The one I've settled with is a glass bed and 3DLAC spray. I never use a raft and prints almost never lift. Adhesion with even a modest area touching the bed i...
by DeftCAD
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Single Wall Hex. Cells - How Small Can I Go?
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Single Wall Hex. Cells - How Small Can I Go?

In terms of 'wrong tool' I understand what you're saying. I know I'm pushing it, but I regularly work in this kind zone; with folks that are pushing the envelope of what can be done and as such I get some very odd but interesting engineering problems to solve. If I can make this work I will have som...
by DeftCAD
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Single Wall Hex. Cells - How Small Can I Go?
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Single Wall Hex. Cells - How Small Can I Go?

See image below, and yes dimensions are mm! Hex.PNG This is looking from top down. I've only drawn up a few for testing, but what I actually want to do is print a pattern of these 'cells' to form a honeycomb block of about 50mm². Z height overall would ideally be 200mm. I would like the walls to be ...
by DeftCAD
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Light Switch for LED's and sleep mode for LCD screen
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Light Switch for LED's and sleep mode for LCD screen

I'd like this too. My previous 3D printer had permanently-on LED's, so I cut one wire and fitted a small switch in line. I mounted the switch on the back of the printer so it was easily accessible but out of view. The Raise LED's are connectorised: I wonder if it's possible to make up a short lead w...
by DeftCAD
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Lowering Bed to bottom after print is done
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Lowering Bed to bottom after print is done

What about an option on touchscreen, you can define a value for bed to lower to after print? If the value is smaller than the last Z position, then it won't move. If not, the bed will drop to the defined value. That would work for me. Would it be set then saved permanently, or would it have to be s...
by DeftCAD
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Lowering Bed to bottom after print is done
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Lowering Bed to bottom after print is done

I considered asking about this last week. Quite a few of my prints are not very high, so I find myself trying to reach through a small gap in the front or as you say, going through the top. @Raise - would it be possible to add this as a radio box somewhere so users have the option to lower the bed o...
by DeftCAD
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Overhang Improvements
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Overhang Improvements

@Vicky - I also changed the support type to pillar as you suggested.

@zemlin - thanks for the tip. I'm making notes!
by DeftCAD
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Overhang Improvements
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Overhang Improvements

I had a go at this today: waaaaay better. I used 2x dense layers and the overhang was very much improved. Also, the supports came away very easily, which was impressive. I think they were so difficult before because the supports were between two flanges and the dense layers were used at both the bot...
by DeftCAD
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Simplify3D vs IdeaMaker3 - your opinion?
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Simplify3D vs IdeaMaker3 - your opinion?

Just did a search and found this thread so thought I'm reviving it rather than starting another. I bought S3D while using my previous machine but now have an N2. I like some of the S3D features, such as the ability to print with different infill settings, so want to be able to use it with the N2. I'...
by DeftCAD
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why I have to leave the Raise3D-Community
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Why I have to leave the Raise3D-Community

A worrying read... I bought one before Christmas and had a failure within two weeks of not constant use that stopped me using the machine completely. To be fair, both the outlet I bought the machine from and Raise have been very pro-active and it seems to be fixed now so I'm hoping for a smooth ride...
by DeftCAD
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Overhang Improvements
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Overhang Improvements

I've tried this on another model with the following settings: - 'Speed' profile. - Technology Outlet grey PLA - Infill 100% (it's a functional part and will be bolted to other parts) - Dense Support Layers set to 5 (complete guess...) - Everything else standard. The print is better, but WOW are thos...
by DeftCAD
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Overhang Improvements
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Overhang Improvements

Just completed printing a part, which has an overhang in the design. I printed it with the small cylinder - the face of which you can see - on the bed as there's another shelf inside the part and that is the 'seen' side. As you can see, where it's placed support material the finish on the face of th...
by DeftCAD
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Removing extruder
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Removing extruder

I've only had my machine a couple of weeks and I'm not overly familiar with it so I don't know if it'll be possible, but in my general engineering experience heat usually helps free off seized screws. If you can get some penetrating oil in there, leave to soak then heat the metal around the screw, t...
by DeftCAD
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Change Filament Cost in IdeaMaker?
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Change Filament Cost in IdeaMaker?

It currently shows in $ but I'd like to be able to have it show in £ and be able to input what I actually pay in £/kg so it's accurate. Is this possible?

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