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by EldRick
Tue May 08, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: ABS warping
Replies: 33
Views: 2312

Re: ABS warping

Flipping it over works fine and did not damage my Buildtak. I removed it entirely after concluding that it doesn't work at all well for ABS. Now using PEI.
by EldRick
Mon May 07, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Easy printing, high-temp material
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Easy printing, high-temp material

ASA has properties similar to ABS, with much less shrinkage/warping.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... a+filament
by EldRick
Mon May 07, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Wanting to go from single to dual extruder
Replies: 13
Views: 951

Re: Wanting to go from single to dual extruder

With a fixed second head, even if adjusted perfectly, there are too many times when a print gets messed up by the second head traveling across material printed by the first head. All plastic shrinks when cooling, which usually causes it to curl upward, right into the path of the other head. I also g...
by EldRick
Sat May 05, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Filament Runout Sensor For Sale - $40
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Filament Runout Sensor For Sale - $40

I just received the Runout Sensor, and realized that I don't really need it. Brand new - still in the box.

Asking $40 plus $7.25 for USPS Priority Mail shipping to US addresses only.

PM me if interested.
by EldRick
Sat May 05, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: ABS warping
Replies: 33
Views: 2312

Re: ABS warping

That's assumed necessary as soon as you take the glass with the buildtak and replace it with the glass without.


You don't need to replace or re-level anything and probably won't even need to adjust the print height - just flip the buildplate over and print on the glass side.
by EldRick
Tue May 01, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: ABS warping
Replies: 33
Views: 2312

Re: ABS warping

That would simply give more warping. It's the cooling and shrinkage that causes the issue.
I print about 95% ABS. On PEI adhesion is not an issue even for large parts.
by EldRick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Jerk settings for Bondtech?
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Jerk settings for Bondtech?

Wow - thanks for the explanation, Jetguy. My trivial experience agrees: while having no idea what I was doing, I had run the x/y jerk up to 15, and noticed quite a bit more ringing. Later, for a recent print I had set it down to 9, noticed how quietly the N2 extruder was running, and got nice clean ...
by EldRick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Not Understanding Travel (Cura)
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Not Understanding Travel (Cura)

You're on the wrong forum for this issue - they don't talk Cura much here. Try the Cura forum at: http://community.ultimaker.com/forum/108-cura-plugins/
by EldRick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Jerk settings for Bondtech?
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Jerk settings for Bondtech?

The Bondtech extruders are substantially lighter than the OEM, reducing the moving mass by as much as 2/3. This should greatly reduce the overshoot on direction changes, and thus reduce the "echo" ripples that appear after a sharp corner during fast printing. The x/y jerk setting affects t...
by EldRick
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Need assistance with Bondtech installation problem
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Re: Need assistance with Bondtech installation problem

My conclusion was correct - swapping connector pins 3 and 6, as shown on the diagram on the Bondtech web site will pop the extruder chip. Fortunately, having a "spare" (the second extruder) I was able to swap in the known-good one for the primary extruder. For the record, the correct pin s...
by EldRick
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: N2 sized PEI sheet from CS Hyde
Replies: 6
Views: 4038

Re: N2 sized PEI sheet from CS Hyde

It's easy enough to buy a slightly-larger sheet of PEI and the cut/sand off the extra.
by EldRick
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Need assistance with Bondtech installation problem
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Need assistance with Bondtech installation problem

I recently bought a Bondtech Single extruder, to replace a Bondtech dual-extruder, as I've not found any use for dual-extrusion in several years of 3D printing. Physical installation was easy, then I plugged in the E0 wire to the new Single extruder. It ran backward. So I went to the Bondtech site, ...
by EldRick
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filament Run-out Sensor Shipping Delay
Replies: 22
Views: 5774

Re: Filament Run-out Sensor Shipping Delay

I ordered the run-out sensor, and expected to receive it with the runaway heater fix. I'm wondering if I'll ever get the heat-sensor fix? The thermal protector should be shipped together with Filament Run-out Sensor. If you have any urgent needs for protector, please shoot a mail to support@raise3d...
by EldRick
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thermal-Protector - available soon to all
Replies: 115
Views: 28193

Re: Thermal-Protector - available soon to all

I got an email asking what country I'm in, and replied (US), but have not received a thermal protector.
I have a runout sensor on order, but of course, nothing on that either.
by EldRick
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filament Run-out Sensor Shipping Delay
Replies: 22
Views: 5774

Re: Filament Run-out Sensor Shipping Delay

I ordered the run-out sensor, and expected to receive it with the runaway heater fix.
I'm wondering if I'll ever get the heat-sensor fix?
by EldRick
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Improvements by using TMC2130 driver.
Replies: 82
Views: 9596

Re: Improvements by using TMC2130 driver.

Sorry to hear your experience John, but Thanks for helping me make the decision not to do this mod.
I've seen magic smoke leak out of things several times in my career, and it's never been inexpensive to put it back where it belongs...
by EldRick
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Retrofit N2 with Pro series features
Replies: 34
Views: 2770

Re: Retrofit N2 with Pro series features

Personally I'd be happy if they would just release the looooong-promised camera - I have little/no interest in the other upgrades.
by EldRick
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Raise3d N2 Clogged nozzle with Wood Filament
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Raise3d N2 Clogged nozzle with Wood Filament

BTW, printing with wood-filled plastics will FAR more reliable if you use a .6mm or larger nozzle.
Wood particles and a small hole is a great recipe for clogging, not so great for printing.
by EldRick
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ABS Build Surface - PEI? Geckotek?
Replies: 19
Views: 3647

Re: ABS Build Surface - PEI? Geckotek?

PEI is also available with a textured surface, which helps with adhesion on larger prints.
by EldRick
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Reprint Last Job
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Reprint Last Job

Buy a second buildplate and just swap them.
It's nice to have a spare for when you break a plate, in any case.

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