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by EldRick
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Coasting Equivalent?
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Coasting Equivalent?

Great explanation!
by EldRick
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Printing Software
Topic: Actual Infill Density vs Slicer Percentage
Replies: 21
Views: 1348

Re: Actual Infill Density vs Slicer Percentage

"I wish I could just specify infill (and support) spacing in absolute terms, like "4mm" instead of percentage."
You can do this with Cura 2.7 (still free to use). You also get considerably stronger infill options.
by EldRick
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Printing with a 1mm nozzle
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Printing with a 1mm nozzle

According to the author this mostly fails due to the slicing in ideaMaker not being able...


So use a different slicer. Cura is one of the best, and it's free to use. Outside of that, it's just a matter of tweaking feed speeds and temps.
by EldRick
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weird first layer print behaviour
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Weird first layer print behaviour

I'd also try printing with the piece lowered a fraction of a mm in Z, on the theory that perhaps the bottoms of the pieces are not completely flat.
by EldRick
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weird first layer print behaviour
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Weird first layer print behaviour

What slicers have you tried? Anything besides iM?
by EldRick
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LCD screen burn in
Replies: 46
Views: 2051

Re: LCD screen burn in

In order to Not lock, but display the screen saver, one should be able to simply confirm nothing in the password field, instead of forcing an entry. You know, like all those Windows and Macintosh computers and their screen savers that don't do any good either... Then perhaps rename the function, whi...
by EldRick
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LCD screen burn in
Replies: 46
Views: 2051

Re: LCD screen burn in

One can use a single letter for a password. "p" for instance.
One cannot Not-enter a password and use the screen saver. That's just stupid, and it would only require changing one line of code to permit it.
by EldRick
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LCD screen burn in
Replies: 46
Views: 2051

Re: LCD screen burn in

Allowing the user to Not set a password - would be far more rational, because a customer with no-one else in the building would not have to enter a password to clear the screensaver every time - LIKE EVERY COMPUTER IN THE WORLD! I doubt that as many as one percent of your customers ever has an issue...
by EldRick
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LCD screen burn in
Replies: 46
Views: 2051

Re: LCD screen burn in

It is well-hidden, under Security and Privacy, and is mis-purposed as "Screen Lock".
by EldRick
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: flow rate
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: flow rate

Sorry - I should have said flow rate = speed multiplier. I do know better...
:oops:
However, the CNC source of the terminology is correct as stated.
by EldRick
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: flow rate
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: flow rate

Feed rate = flow rate. It's terminology from lathes and other CNC machinery.
by EldRick
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Show infill in model
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Show infill in model

It would be nice to have a broader set of choices, like this list: Grid Lines Triangles Cubic Cubic Subdivision Tetrahedral Concentric Concentric 3D ZigZag These are the structural infill choices offered by Cura. The Cubic and Tetrahedral options offer much higher omnidirectional strength than any s...
by EldRick
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: STL Design Shared
Replies: 45
Views: 8942

Re: STL Design Shared

I've scaled the Raise3D-provided fan duct .stl to the same height as the post-kickstarter injection molded piece, as part of this: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2502206
by EldRick
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Right fan duct for dual-extruder N2 used as single extruder
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Right fan duct for dual-extruder N2 used as single extruder

This is as remix of the N2 fan duct, which provides a lot better part cooling if you are using your N2 dual-extruder machine as a single-extruder. It gives better print quality when used for high-speed and small-object PLA printing, where you want as much cooling as possible, because it delivers all...
by EldRick
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Use right-extruder fan under program control?
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Use right-extruder fan under program control?

OK - so if there is only one Marlin version that supports single- and dual-extruder N2 versions, how does the single-extruder version work?
by EldRick
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dual Extruder
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Dual Extruder

Most non-obsessive mortals will find that it is extremely difficult to get a good two-material print, and that the second nozzle often causes single-nozzle print issues, as well as inhibiting the ability to cool the print well.
I have a dual-nozzle N2, and wish I had bought a single-nozzle.
by EldRick
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Use right-extruder fan under program control?
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Use right-extruder fan under program control?

Vicky, is this true even if I set the machine to 1 nozzle, instead of 2 ?
by EldRick
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How to quiet Noisy Fans?
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: How to quiet Noisy Fans?

I searched Noctua fans on Amazon, and noted that all those listed use a 4-pin connector, rather than the 2-pin used by the N2 extruder fans. However, on mine, the extruder fans are barely audible, and even less so since I repurposed the right fan as a program-controlled part-cooling fan (I don't use...
by EldRick
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Use right-extruder fan under program control?
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Use right-extruder fan under program control?

Wow -that's an exhaustive answer - thanks!
by EldRick
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Use right-extruder fan under program control?
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Use right-extruder fan under program control?

I have a dual-extruder machine, and have zero interest in using the second extruder. Since would be a real chore to disassemble the print-head in order to remove the second heater to use it as a spare, I'm thinking of just re-plugging the right-side fan into the software-controlled fan socket for oc...

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