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by ccclarke
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Destroying Supports / Model
Replies: 3
Views: 112

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: 112

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: 224

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: 224

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: 3
Views: 154

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: 122

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: 315

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: 315

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: 315

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: 150

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: 421

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: 421

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: 421

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: 1220

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....
by ccclarke
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Pro 2 Plus Z-Axil faliure
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Pro 2 Plus Z-Axil faliure

Manually lower the build plate half-way through its Z travel and then command it to home. As soon as it begins to rise, place a business card (or opaque equivalent) into the optical Z sensor slot and verify that the build plate stops. If it doesn't, you have a Z home sensor-related problem.
by ccclarke
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Tempered Glass issue
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Tempered Glass issue

Your dealer is out to lunch regarding your printer. We have a single N2+ at work which uses the glass bed, and it's a PITA to keep locked down (paper clips / tape was used previously.) I designed and printed a plastic part that locks everything in place and it's been working great. Will probably hav...
by ccclarke
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Heavy TPU roll problem
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Heavy TPU roll problem

Been there, done that. Here's what fixed it for me: The stock spool holder builds tension and then releases. With the bearings these use, (available at any larger hardware store) once the tension on the nut is adjusted, the filament pulls evenly. I've installed a pair of these on three Pro2's @ work...
by ccclarke
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dollop of rubbish at start of print
Replies: 23
Views: 6469

Re: Dollop of rubbish at start of print

I learned a long time ago to NEVER press "Print" and walk away, preferring to wait with a pair of tweezers in hand until the nozzle finishes purging and moves to the print area. Occasionally, a piece of cooked plastic near the edge of the nozzle bore will catch the purged filament and ball...
by ccclarke
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: E2
Topic: Changing Out Your Buildtak
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Changing Out Your Buildtak

BuildTak releases easier when it's warm and more pliable. Warm the bed to 60 and remove the plate. Peel back a corner, and then begin pulling upwards to get a larger section lifting.
by ccclarke
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Raise 3D Printer Help Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Raise 3D Printer Help Needed

Sounds like a new display module, (which also processes the serial data and sends it to the motion control board) is in your future -after ruling out wiring. Have you contacted Raise3D? If not, open a support ticket and they'll walk you through the steps to isolate the cause and order replacement pa...

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