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by EldRick
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buildtak flex plate?
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Buildtak flex plate?

Whatever you do, Do Not Ever Lift the metal plate while the hot - you must Slide it off the base plate. If you lift it, the magnets will protrude themselves into the rubbery baseplate and stick out the top by 2-3mm, ruining it. Personally I found Buildtak useless. PEI/Ultem works lots better and las...
by EldRick
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thermal-Protector - available soon to all
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: Thermal-Protector - available soon to all

Where is the thermal-protector installed? In the electronics box, or on the extruder?
by EldRick
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: First Post, Looking for WebCam suggestion
Replies: 13
Views: 719

Re: First Post, Looking for WebCam suggestion

Still waiting for Raise3D...
by EldRick
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: One extruder or dual-extruder?
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: One extruder or dual-extruder?

...can I just remove the nozzle for the 2nd extruder (to prevent it from hitting the object being printed) and have the printer pretend that there is only one extruder?

Yes.
by EldRick
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: no networking all of a sudden
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: no networking all of a sudden

Would you like to share the origin link of the thread or the ticket number of your case to let me check more details about your problem?

No thanks. I've got one method (wifi) that works, so I see no need to waste my time debugging something that doesn't.
by EldRick
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Software
Topic: File management
Replies: 14
Views: 154

Re: File management

"It would be nice if the firmware remembered the step value I entered last time (10, 1, 0.1). Every time I restart the printer, I have to reset that value."
That would be a very nice enhancement.
by EldRick
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Erratic adhesion with PC and BuildTak
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Erratic adhesion with PC and BuildTak

Buildtak works poorly for ABS and PC, in my experience. PEI (Ultem) works much better as a bed material.
by EldRick
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: New Acceleration and Jerk settings
Replies: 12
Views: 184

Re: New Acceleration and Jerk settings

I'd personally be interested in how to set these parameters when a Bondtech extruder is installed, removing almost two pounds of moving mass.
I've currently got xy Jerk arbitrarily set to 16.
by EldRick
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: no networking all of a sudden
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: no networking all of a sudden

Have you ever tried connect the net cord directly to screen board but not the slot at back side? Or directly connect the screen board to your computer? Should I take the printer apart to diagnose a known problem? As long as wifi works, I'm OK, so I simply stopped using the Ethernet input, as it did...
by EldRick
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: no networking all of a sudden
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: no networking all of a sudden

The Ethernet function of the N2 was totally hosed last time I looked.
I was never able to send files reliably via wired Ethernet, or at speeds of more than 20kbps or so, while wifi has worked fine. Haven't bothered trying Ethernet recently - perhaps it's been fixed?
by EldRick
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thicker glass bed... questions and thoughts.
Replies: 12
Views: 176

Re: Thicker glass bed... questions and thoughts.

And one more:
If this is a "spare" glass, then fine. But if you had two glass plates that were the same thickness, you could save a lot of time between prints by simply swapping the plates without spending several minutes adjusting height. That's not feasible if they are different thickness.
by EldRick
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Quieting the N2
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Quieting the N2

Removing the finger-guard parts in front of the PS fan should cut quite a bit of noise all by itself. It will certainly provide substantially better cooling.
Not difficult to remove the case/cover that the fan is attached to. Tinsnips worked just fine - it's pretty soft metal.
by EldRick
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Quieting the N2
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Quieting the N2

OK - I'll give that a try.
by EldRick
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Quieting the N2
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Quieting the N2

And here's a picture of a 120v 80mm fan grafted on to the outside of the power supply. It is always on, so it makes a small amount of noise all on its own, but the internal fan on the power supply doesn't run as often, so the net is less racket. I can even hear the steppers and extruder now. I was a...
by EldRick
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Quieting the N2
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Quieting the N2

Rubber mounts would help, but I've got a 3" 120v fan that should implement Jetguy's solution nicely.
by EldRick
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Quieting the N2
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Quieting the N2

Does anyone know if this same power supply is used in the N2s?
I took a look under the machine, but it did not look easy to mount a differently shaped power supply there. And BTW, it's not inexpensive: https://www.amazon.com/PowerNex-SP-480- ... B01814SPLW
by EldRick
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Modifying Your 3D Printer and then Complaining that it doesn't Work Right is Ridiculous
Replies: 15
Views: 401

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

Casaale8: I think you skipped by the part about "...the manufacturer is expected to support and learn from the mods that customers do to the product, and hopefully improve future versions as a result."

We're waiting a long time for some of those improvements.
by EldRick
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Quieting the N2
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Quieting the N2

Now that my electronics fan is muffled, the power supply fan is the loudest part. I am going to order some more felt for under the printer, to soak up some of that noise. It's too bad Raise3D didn't pay some attention to making their printers quiet - it would give a much better impression of product...
by EldRick
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Quieting the N2
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Quieting the N2

The felt damps the plastic box, so it transmits less vibration/noise outside, and also absorbs fan noise inside the box. The box certainly leaks air, but that is not where the sound gets out. It is just an extremely noisy fan bolted to a thin piece of plastic without any vibration damping, and the a...
by EldRick
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Modifying Your 3D Printer and then Complaining that it doesn't Work Right is Ridiculous
Replies: 15
Views: 401

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

Casale8: you don't seem to understand the whole 3D printing mythos. It is traditional to use any 3D printer to print new "upgraded" parts for itself. It's not like toasters or shoes, one is expected to modify the printer to optimize it for the specific requirements for which it will be use...

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