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by ccclarke
Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, and Trade
Topic: Friction free spool holder for a Raise 3d Pro printer.
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Friction free spool holder for a Raise 3d Pro printer.

You're still buying bearings, filament and a fastener/nut but you're paying $10 + shipping to do it. (Zoom in on the picture.) The cost of printing one yourself with filament, bearings, and fasteners is probably less than half of the price of the eBay spool + shipping. The majority of people interes...
by ccclarke
Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, and Trade
Topic: Friction free spool holder for a Raise 3d Pro printer.
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Friction free spool holder for a Raise 3d Pro printer.

Here's a "free" friction-free spool holder for N2 and Pro2 series; I've installed these in three printers and they work great!

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2505551
by ccclarke
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: E2
Topic: E2 Hepa Filter Fan
Replies: 70
Views: 12300

Re: E2 Hepa Filter Fan

I've sourced fans from https://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l1/g36/Fans.html with good results. They have a wide size selection and some high-quality, quiet fans.

CCC
by ccclarke
Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Parts of model keep missing after slicing
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Parts of model keep missing after slicing

Not surprising these won't slice properly. Neither model is watertight. The first thing you see when you open the T-Rex STL in ideaMaker is a warning box that indicates it has 115 non-manifold edges. The repair function works pretty good, but it can't work miracles by modeling a mesh properly. I cou...
by ccclarke
Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: first 3-d printer
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: first 3-d printer

This is a Raise3D-centric forum, so you might not be deluged with reviews of other printers -though plenty of members started on less-expensive machines. You'll note that none of Raise3D's printers are inexpensive hobbyist printers; they are prosumer/industrial grade printers geared toward engineeri...
by ccclarke
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: N Series
Topic: Cleaning/Changing the nozzle?
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Cleaning/Changing the nozzle?

In this case, necessity may indeed be the Mother of Invention. The fundamental differences between the Pro2 and N series are minor. The N2 has two less fans to deal with, but the hot ends are otherwise configured the same - I think the N2 is even easier to work on with the larger upper throat. 1. Do...
by ccclarke
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Destroying Supports / Model
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: Destroying Supports / Model

Two other basics to consider: 1) The main fan should always be running on a stock Pro2. This morning, I went to another building where a relatively new Pro2 is kept busy and found one of the engineers peeling plastic off the bottom of a print. After opening the printer door, I immediately found the ...
by ccclarke
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Destroying Supports / Model
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: Destroying Supports / Model

Depending on how much experience you have with 3D printing, the bare minimum thing to get proficient at right away is ensuring your nozzle-to-bed height is properly set and the heater block is securely installed on the bottom of the extruder via the collet clamp. You may have more than one issue, si...
by ccclarke
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Pro2 Plus Left Extruder Massive Misprint Complications
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Pro2 Plus Left Extruder Massive Misprint Complications

There are no heatsinks on the (stock) extruder motors and none on the printer you can relocate to cool them. You'll need to source them with thermally-conductive adhesive pads. I'm using a square, 35mm heatsink that surprisingly, does a very good job of cooling the extruder motor. I can't remember w...
by ccclarke
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Pro2 Plus Left Extruder Massive Misprint Complications
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Pro2 Plus Left Extruder Massive Misprint Complications

I feel your pain Hayden as most of us have been in the same situation you're experiencing. There aren't many things comparable to start your week than returning to see a massive blob of melted plastic encapsulating the hot end. Tearing the silicon sock is no big deal; luckily, like most Raise 3D con...
by ccclarke
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Beginning and ending of a loop
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Beginning and ending of a loop

You definitely have issues. . .

Start over with your symptom elaboration, before someone else chimes in with the obvious: What filament are you using and which template are you using for it?
by ccclarke
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Converting the Pro 2 to a magnetic bed and flex plate
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: Converting the Pro 2 to a magnetic bed and flex plate

Nice mods! The FlexPlate system works great, but you've taken it to a whole new level. I've been using the same sheet of GeckoTech for seven months and prefer it over BuildTak. I expect to get at least a year out of it. As long as no metal tools are used on it and it's cleaned with IPA after every c...
by ccclarke
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Major mechanical Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Major mechanical Failure

How many Pro 2's do you operate? We have four at work; one is a plus. The latest Pro2's (bought this year) have mods not present on the older models. One difference is the inability to move the gantry and build plate with the power off. When power is removed from the two newer models, the build plat...
by ccclarke
Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Major mechanical Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Major mechanical Failure

While there is a lot more symptom elaboration to be put out fully describing the situation, if no control to disable the motors is possible, it's worth a shot to loosen the Z motor flex coupler and lower the build platform manually by turning the two threaded drive rods enough to gain access to the ...
by ccclarke
Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Major mechanical Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Major mechanical Failure

I'd begin by disabling the motors using the screen icon then manually lowering the bed to gain access to the print head.
by ccclarke
Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, and Trade
Topic: sell
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: sell

It would be useful to know the location of your printer to calculate shipping, --unless shipping charges are included in the sale price. A $1000 discount isn't so attractive if it's offset by high shipping costs.

Also, it's helpful to know how many hours are on the printer and why it's being sold.
by ccclarke
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E2, Nozzle Replace, Instruction 3., Figure 2., Z axis instead of X axis?
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: E2, Nozzle Replace, Instruction 3., Figure 2., Z axis instead of X axis?

"Rather than display, "Move Axes" it should display, "Move Build Plate". (You aren't moving an axis, just the build plate.)" What? The build plate rides on the y-axis. You cannot move the build plate without moving the Y-axis. My bad; the build plate does indeed remain...
by ccclarke
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E2, Nozzle Replace, Instruction 3., Figure 2., Z axis instead of X axis?
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: E2, Nozzle Replace, Instruction 3., Figure 2., Z axis instead of X axis?

A better way to solve this ambiguity is a more descriptive firmware change to the display. Rather than display, "Move Axes" it should display, "Move Build Plate". (You aren't moving an axis, just the build plate.) After that, common sense comes into play, since the X, Y, and Z ax...
by ccclarke
Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E2, Nozzle Replace, Instruction 3., Figure 2., Z axis instead of X axis?
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: E2, Nozzle Replace, Instruction 3., Figure 2., Z axis instead of X axis?

Unfortunately, you are correct. (There are other errors in the procedure that need revising too.) This is why I end up re-writing every Raise3D-provided procedure I've ever downloaded - without exception. Until the factory takes advantage of their their US-based facility to document, perform, and te...
by ccclarke
Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Filament stops flowing (nozzle blockage) randomly during printing
Replies: 13
Views: 1580

Re: Filament stops flowing (nozzle blockage) randomly during printing

Thanks Vicky The front fan is a bit noisy I will replace it with a new one. I agree its probably heat creep that is my problem as its so random. and if the fan has been failing it would explain why the issue has been getting progressively worse. Had the same problem and this solved it: https://www....

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