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by dsiegfried
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: N Series
Topic: How to install custom firmware
Replies: 0
Views: 3024

How to install custom firmware

I purchased my N2 from someone who had loaded custom firmware to run a Berd-Air fan off the HE2 pin. I had to replace the board and after I updated the firmware now the Berd-Air isn't working. I found the settings I need to change in pins_RUMBA.h but I need advice on the basic steps of compiling and...
by dsiegfried
Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone use Polymaker Filament
Replies: 10
Views: 2849

Re: Anyone use Polymaker Filament

As a novice, what's the difference between plus and Max. The Max is a much tougher material. PolyMax™ PLA has an impact resistance of up to nine times that of regular PLA, and better overall mechanical properties than ABS What makes a good PLA good ? Consistent diameter across the entire spool, low...
by dsiegfried
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with R3D Premium PLA
Replies: 14
Views: 4289

Re: Problem with R3D Premium PLA

Yes, it's obscenely expensive. I just bought a spool from Amazon and was shocked when I realized it was only 375g; I assumed (yeah, yeah) that it'd be at least 600-750g. It sure does extrude beautifully, though, albeit with a bit of shrinkage. Doesn't seem to adhere to glue stick, either. Great pot...
by dsiegfried
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with R3D Premium PLA
Replies: 14
Views: 4289

Re: Problem with R3D Premium PLA

Why are you running the pla from raise so high. I've been running mine at 205c and bed temp at 40c. Seems to be ok. Your bed temp seems high, from what I understand, pla needs to cool down and maybe bed temp of 65c is causing a problem ? I run PLA at 210c and bed temp at 60c with no problems. Those...
by dsiegfried
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do you oil filament?
Replies: 8
Views: 4163

Re: Do you oil filament?

Cleaning / capturing dust is a secondary purpose of an oiler. The main purpose is to lubricate the nozzle to prevent clogs. I have mixed feelings about oiling. I'd rather not introduce oil into my system if possible, but with clog-prone filament, I have found that a drop of oil at the beginning of t...
by dsiegfried
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone use Polymaker Filament
Replies: 10
Views: 2849

Re: Anyone use Polymaker Filament

I've used PolyPlus, it's basically a premium PLA with settings similar to RAISE3D PLA.
If you want to step up to something even better, their PolyMax is really good.
by dsiegfried
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dual Extruders - Excess extruded plastic is hitting the print
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Re: Dual Extruders - Excess extruded plastic is hitting the print

Even when the nozzles are perfectly aligned vertically, the offset setting is adjusted perfectly, and you use a wipe-wall, some oozing from the nozzle that is not in use occurs and there is some contamination between colors. And, even with the nozzles perfectly alighted, there can be some scraping o...
by dsiegfried
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with R3D Premium PLA
Replies: 14
Views: 4289

Re: Problem with R3D Premium PLA

Algix Dura is an interesting new PLA-like material that is heat-resistant to 120ºC without any post-annealing. They're a bit slow in ramping up production so I haven't had a lot of it to test, but preliminary results have been really nice. http://algix3d.com/products/uncategorized/dura-filament/ Al...
by dsiegfried
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with R3D Premium PLA
Replies: 14
Views: 4289

Re: Problem with R3D Premium PLA

So there's nothing I can do about the current PLA I have? Would printing it at a different temp or changing the heated bed's temp make a difference? (Printing at 210C, bed is at 65C As far as your PLA deforming in a hot environment, no, there is nothing you can do about that, that is just a physica...
by dsiegfried
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IdeaMaker vs Simplify3D Print Times Very Slow !
Replies: 10
Views: 6557

Re: IdeaMaker vs Simplify3D Print Times Very Slow !

S3D toolpath is generally more intelligent if not the most intelligent out of all the slicing software. It optimizes the movement and not relying on speed alone to reduce print time. Looking at the 2 files the time difference has mostly to do with more toolpath movements. Speed wise they are simila...
by dsiegfried
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: IdeaMaker vs Simplify3D Print Times Very Slow !
Replies: 10
Views: 6557

Re: IdeaMaker vs Simplify3D Print Times Very Slow !

It's interesting, I just took a popular STL, the Eiffel Tower, sized it to 600mm tall and ran it through both IdeaMaker (IM) and S3D using the same settings. S3D is estimating 34 hours and 50 minutes while IM is estimating 67 hours 41 minutes. S3D is estimating 648g of filament while IM is estimatin...
by dsiegfried
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: IdeaMaker vs Simplify3D Print Times Very Slow !
Replies: 10
Views: 6557

Re: IdeaMaker vs Simplify3D Print Times Very Slow !

I was referring to what the software predicted. I haven't had time to run the 33 hour print I was referring to and actually time it.
by dsiegfried
Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: IdeaMaker vs Simplify3D Print Times Very Slow !
Replies: 10
Views: 6557

Re: IdeaMaker vs Simplify3D Print Times Very Slow !

Hi Vicky,
Yes I would very much like to share the stl and gcode both of IdeaMaker and S3D. Let me know how you would like me to do that.

Thanks!
David
by dsiegfried
Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with R3D Premium PLA
Replies: 14
Views: 4289

Re: Problem with R3D Premium PLA

MakerGeeks sells a dishwasher safe PLA.
You have to use an Annealable Process to increase Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT). This just means heat treat it in the over for 10 minuutes at 100c, and then it is heat stable - no deformation up to 125c (250f)

http://www.makergeeks.com/disafi.html
by dsiegfried
Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is the Raft supposed to look like this? + Simplify3D Settings
Replies: 8
Views: 5988

Re: Is the Raft supposed to look like this? + Simplify3D Settings

I found when I sliced with Simplify3d that I get unwanted layer shifting.

If you want to use Simplify3D with a raft, ticking "Disable Raft Base Layers" will speed up the printing of the raft.
Otherwise, if you don't want or need a raft, then by all means don't use one.
by dsiegfried
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: N1 Print Speeds
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

Re: N1 Print Speeds

When you raise the speed, you need to raise the hotend temp to compensate. Then you can go faster. But is seems like the firmware acceleration is holding back the speed from what it could be.
by dsiegfried
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Im gonna pull the trigger !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2764

Re: Im gonna pull the trigger !!!

Pros: Build quality of the printer is top notch, print quality is best in class, and support is very responsive. Cons: Print times are slow compared to other 3D printers. Expect to do some of your own maintenance and / or troubleshooting procedures, but that is par for the course with all 3D printers.
by dsiegfried
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: It is possible to print without raft?
Replies: 15
Views: 5311

Re: It is possible to print without raft?

You don't need a raft or a brim. The raft is used to anchor complex parts that don't stick to the bed well.
The brim is used to anchor corners that might warp and pull away from the bed, usually only needed with ABS.

If you're printing with PLA and it's a flat part, you don't need either.
by dsiegfried
Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: IdeaMaker vs Simplify3D Print Times Very Slow !
Replies: 10
Views: 6557

Re: IdeaMaker vs Simplify3D Print Times Very Slow !

Yes I read in another thread that acceleration settings are in the firmware and are already quite low.
by dsiegfried
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IdeaMaker vs Simplify3D Print Times Very Slow !
Replies: 10
Views: 6557

IdeaMaker vs Simplify3D Print Times Very Slow !

So now I have both an N1 and N2 Plus and I'm running a large print on the N2 Plus, but the print times in IdeaMaker seem much longer than they should be, compared to my other printers using Simplify3D slicer software. For instance, if I run the print using IdeaMaker the print takes 33 hours. If I ru...

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