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by EldRick
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: A little disappointed with the N2
Replies: 25
Views: 1746

Re: A little disappointed with the N2

Still wondering why on earth it takes more than eight months to offer a camera?
by EldRick
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Webcam
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Webcam

What maximum power draw from a camera would be safe to use from the USB camera port on the N2?
by EldRick
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bond Tech Extruders . Any good, whats the improvement?
Replies: 16
Views: 417

Re: Bond Tech Extruders . Any good, whats the improvement?

Mine was a perfect fit - a 15-minute swap.
by EldRick
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Problem File
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Problem File

Print these using one-at-a-time mode, so one failure does not ruin a whole plate of parts.
by EldRick
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: ideaMaker 3.0-beta Release Note Updated Rev. 3.0.3 2017.11.13
Replies: 121
Views: 3033

Re: ideaMaker 3.0-beta Release Note 2017.10.23 Updated Rev. 3.0.1 2017.10.28

Thank you. the intrusive dialog box is gone. Finally.
by EldRick
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: ideaMaker 3.0-beta Release Note Updated Rev. 3.0.3 2017.11.13
Replies: 121
Views: 3033

Re: ideaMaker 3.0-beta Release Note 2017.10.23

This new version still throws the dialog "Do you want the application “ideaMaker.app” to accept incoming network connections?" every time you launch it (on Mac), and this is getting really old, as there is NO REASON ON EARTH for the application to EVER accept unsolicited Internet connectio...
by EldRick
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Cyanoacrylate (Super Glue) to greatly improve adhesion
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Cyanoacrylate (Super Glue) to greatly improve adhesion

I use gluestick on glass for ABS, and even for tough prints, rarely see any lack of adhesion. You need 2-3 coats of the gluestick for a slightly rough surface, applied on a cold bed. You can then print up to a dozen prints on the same spot - just let the piece cool before removal, or you may remove ...
by EldRick
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Cura 2.4 Profiles for Raise3D
Replies: 14
Views: 2310

Re: Cura 2.4 Profiles for Raise3D

"Does anyone know how to make the N2 work with the newest version of Cura?"

It works fine. I've requested that they add the Raise3D to their list of printers, but for the time being, just copy the printer setup parameters from iM into a new printer definition in Cura.
by EldRick
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: WPA2 Security Vulnerability
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: WPA2 Security Vulnerability

Unfortunately, the wired Ethernet connection software is badly broken - slow and unreliable.
by EldRick
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Changing the nozzle @ N2
Replies: 14
Views: 268

Re: Changing the nozzle @ N2

My problem is that there is not enough slack in the wires running to the heater and thermocouple - I can't drop the assembly enough to remove it.
by EldRick
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Cura vs IdeaMaker
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Cura vs IdeaMaker

"For the script, would you like to advise more details about its application scene?"

Have a look at the functions available in the former Tweak-at-Z plugin, or the current post-processing menu in Cura.
by EldRick
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Changing the nozzle @ N2
Replies: 14
Views: 268

Re: Changing the nozzle @ N2

I'd like to remove the hot-end, but the wires running to it are so short that I cannot drop the hot-end down at all.

How might I get another half-inch of heater and temp. sensor wires to allow me to remove the heater block?
by EldRick
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: IdeaMaker is a great app, just...
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: IdeaMaker is a great app, just...

I too make money from my printing, mostly quantities of smallish parts. iM is OK for one-offs and easy prints, but print quality and reliability are greatly enhanced with sequential printing and other slicers. If you are doing a lot of pieces, you won't want to print them interleaved. iM is incomple...
by EldRick
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Remarkable new feature in Slic3r - Adaptive Layer Height
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Remarkable new feature in Slic3r - Adaptive Layer Height

"...instructions on how to get Slic3r working with the Raise printers?" (also Cura, S3D, Kisslicer) Not difficult. Go into iM and view the printer setup panels, to copy your Start and End gcode into the new program, and set the bed size and extruder in Slic3r the same as you see in iM sett...
by EldRick
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: IdeaMaker is a great app, just...
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: IdeaMaker is a great app, just...

The big one is Sequential printing - print One at a Time. Without that, iM is simply not useful.
by EldRick
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cleaning outside of nozzle
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Cleaning outside of nozzle

Stuff I'm using is labeled blastercorp.com, but I don't think it matters much, and I've used other hardware-store brands.
You can always wipe it off with acetone if you find some reason not to like the results.
It is certainly not going to hurt anything no matter what brand you use.
by EldRick
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cleaning outside of nozzle
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Cleaning outside of nozzle

After cleaning, wipe the outside of the nozzle with a bit of spraycan liquid silicone on a paper towel. This greatly reduces the ability of plastic to stick on the nozzle.
by EldRick
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bondtech feeder underextrusion
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Bondtech feeder underextrusion

You can also set this in the slicer. Insert the following line in the Starting Gcode.

M92 E415
by EldRick
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Colorfabb XT-CF20 for 40h print
Replies: 20
Views: 474

Re: Colorfabb XT-CF20 for 40h print

This may not work well for CF XT because of the high temps, but wiping the nozzle with a bit of spray silicone on a paper towel before each print will greatly reduce plastic sticking to the nozzle. Also, be aware that the carbon-fiber component adds almost nothing to the strength of these materials,...
by EldRick
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Cura vs IdeaMaker
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Cura vs IdeaMaker

Cura is a far more mature product than IdeaMaker. I only use iM for uploading gcode generated by Cura and Slic3r.

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