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by EldRick
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Multi-density print
Replies: 11
Views: 2159

N-series software support

I mean that Raise3D could supply the JSON and image definitions for the N-series printers to the Ultimaker folks at Github, and they would incorporate it into the next (frequent) release of Cura v2. It would probably take a half-day of time for someone at Raise3D. Among things I would change in iM w...
by EldRick
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: N2 plus not a great experience before even printing
Replies: 46
Views: 7403

Re: N2 plus not a great experience before even printing

Any dual-nozzle machine is going to give more problems than a single-nozzle. You won't need a chamber heater for ABS, a small circulating fan at best. I print all my money prints in ABS, and this machine does it better than my Ultimaker 2, once you quit trying to use the Buildtak side of the plate a...
by EldRick
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Multi-density print
Replies: 11
Views: 2159

Re: Multi-density print

Cura (free and Open Source) also offers a full set of material and printer definitions (albeit not the N-series yet - anyone at Raise3D listening?)
by EldRick
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Load n' Unload Temp. Change!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

Re: Load n' Unload Temp. Change!!

The plexiglas covers will deform, along with most of the molded plastic components inside the machine.
by EldRick
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WEP Wireless connection
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: WEP Wireless connection

Forget WEP.
Walk thru the N2 menus to find the wireless MAC ID, then enter this directly into the router's list of approved devices.
by EldRick
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Print sequentially?
Replies: 15
Views: 1786

Re: Print sequentially?

Oops - almost forgot Kisslicer - amended above. I find it useful to know the details of several slicers, so I can use one that suits my needs for a particular print. For example, Slic3r offers variable layer height, which works really well for a couple of of my money prints that have dome-shaped top...
by EldRick
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bondtech BMG upgrade for the N series
Replies: 212
Views: 26039

Re: Bondtech BMG upgrade for the N series

Anyone got a tip to adjust X/Y acceleration and Jerk for the Bondtech? I note that the Jerk, in particular, is set very low (no doubt because of the unusually heavy OEM extruder).
Is it possible to set these in start gcode, as supported by slicers?
by EldRick
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: project heated chamber
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: project heated chamber

I don't know, but 117C seems like enough to me - much more than that, and things would start breaking down...
by EldRick
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: STL Design Shared
Replies: 66
Views: 27154

Re: STL Design Shared

And please add this remix of the ducted electronics cover for more reliable printing: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2425721
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by EldRick
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: project heated chamber
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: project heated chamber

Have you measured the temps inside the chamber when the heated bed is set? I ask because when I print ABS with the top on, it gets pretty hot in there as it is.
by EldRick
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Print sequentially?
Replies: 15
Views: 1786

Re: Print sequentially?

When printing one at a time, one can avoid gantry-height issues by laying out the pieces in a diagonal line across the build plate, starting near the far corner, and ending near the home position. This avoids the gantry ever passing over a previously-printed piece, with the tradeoff that it limits t...
by EldRick
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Print sequentially?
Replies: 15
Views: 1786

Re: Print sequentially?

I can't tell you - every time I launched S3D it gave a message that the installation files appeared to be corrupt (even after re-installs), so I finally tossed the program. I'm not a fan of S3D. IMHO, other than an annoying enforced workflow, it offers nothing that Cura or Slic3r don't, and Cura and...
by EldRick
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Print sequentially?
Replies: 15
Views: 1786

Re: Print sequentially?

1) Cura. V2.6 is amazing and still no charge.
2) Slic3r. Latest (free) version also does variable layer height.
3) Kisslicer. If you don't like the preview pattern in another slicer, try Kisslicer.
4) For money, Simplify3d.
by EldRick
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Bug: iM wants to accept incoming network connections
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Why does iM want to accept incoming network connections?

That sure seems backwards to me (turn "Automatically check for updates" On to turn Off the incoming connections), but it did fix the issue. Thanks.
by EldRick
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Bug: iM wants to accept incoming network connections
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Bug: iM wants to accept incoming network connections

Why does IdeaMaker (2.6.1 on Mac Sierra) give the following panel when starting? ------------------------------------------- Do you want the application “ideaMaker.app” to accept incoming network connections? Clicking Deny may limit the application’s behavior. This setting can be changed in the Fire...
by EldRick
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: SPAM Bots again
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: SPAM Bots again

Hmm, LarryKib post number 2 was clearly spam.

Perhaps it's Vicky's day off.
by EldRick
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Fantasy Castle
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Re: Fantasy Castle

Wow!
by EldRick
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I will PAY YOU to find ABS print settings for part.
Replies: 6
Views: 1895

Re: I will PAY YOU to find ABS print settings for part.

One of my money prints looks similar to that: 4"x8" and 1/8" thick. I print it in ABS at .25 layers with .6mm nozzle. First, flip the printbed over so it is glass-side up. ABS does not stick to buildtak worth a darn. Then cover the area to be printed with a coat of the gluestick that ...
by EldRick
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Printing at 0.01mm (10 Microns)
Replies: 16
Views: 3054

Re: Printing at 0.01mm (10 Microns)

Slic3r offers variable layer height. I've used it to smooth the round top of a small piece, as it can keep the visible layer steps almost constant-width all the way to the last half-mm of the spherical top.

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