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by EldRick
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Retraction settings HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 2006

Re: Retraction settings HELP!

What speed are you printing that? Maybe nozzle ooze, perhaps happening during too slow Travel speed? And are you using Random start points? Poorly-designed random-start-point algorithms can cause the sort of vertical and slanted z-scars on rounded objects that the print shows. Try another slicer to ...
by EldRick
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ABS general questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

Re: ABS general questions

e-Sun also sells a PC filament on Amazon, which I've found works well.
by EldRick
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Remarkable new feature in Slic3r - Adaptive Layer Height
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Remarkable new feature in Slic3r - Adaptive Layer Height

I've just completed a print using the Adaptive Layer Height feature in the recent Slic3r. (Still contribution supported) The Adaptive feature means that if you have an object with a rounded peak, Slic3r will gradually reduce the layer height as it reaches the crown, in order to reduce the width of t...
by EldRick
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Coasting Equivalent?
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: Coasting Equivalent?

Great explanation!
by EldRick
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Actual Infill Density vs Slicer Percentage
Replies: 21
Views: 3076

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: 2473

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: 12
Views: 2168

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: 12
Views: 2168

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: 50
Views: 7653

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: 50
Views: 7653

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: 50
Views: 7653

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: 50
Views: 7653

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: 1921

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: 1921

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: 1686

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: 68
Views: 34653

Re: STL Design Shared

Please add to the list. 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: 683

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: 2077

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: 1392

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: 2077

Re: Use right-extruder fan under program control?

Vicky, is this true even if I set the machine to 1 nozzle, instead of 2 ?

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