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by crimsonyoshi
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Dual extrusion
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Dual extrusion

Beyond what Vicky has said, make sure to use a wipe wall (I have mine set to 3 layers thick). That usually solves the problem of any plastic delay on switching, albeit at the expense of wasted material.
by crimsonyoshi
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: How to free up model from support
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: How to free up model from support

So basically this answer will be a continuation from Jetguy's response in the prior thread. It comes down to temperature and layer size. What's happened there is the support has bonded better to your model than the prior layer's support, hence why it's sticking to the model. More dense layers can he...
by crimsonyoshi
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pro2 connects to wifi but Ideamaker won't connect to printer???
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Pro2 connects to wifi but Ideamaker won't connect to printer???

Can you see the printer showing up in the Linksys DHCP client list? If so, make the IP address static. Beyond that, if your router can see the printer, but your computer can't, then there's a problem between your computer and the router.
by crimsonyoshi
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inner Shell Showing through outer, in preview - insights appreciated
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: Inner Shell Showing through outer, in preview - insights appreciated

I've created some "complex" parts where the inner layers juuuust show up here and there through the outer walls until you change the view on the model. That will make other inner layers show, and others disappear. Every time I've printed something looking like that in the model viewer, it'...
by crimsonyoshi
Fri May 31, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dollop of rubbish at start of print
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Dollop of rubbish at start of print

The above user's post will definitely work, and I'll second that disclaimer. I pretty much always will be nearby until the printer does actually start up and take the putty knife, small utensil or my fingers (if the plastic bit is long enough to not get burnt) to manually pull the initial purge away...
by crimsonyoshi
Thu May 30, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Power outage changes nozzles
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Power outage changes nozzles

I can't say I've run into this problem on my Pro2 plus. After two power failures caused by thunderstorms, I put a UPS battery between the machine and the wall. No issues with power loss since!
by crimsonyoshi
Fri May 17, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Extruder heights while printing raft?
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Extruder heights while printing raft?

Hi Elliott My Pro2 (I don't know what printer you use) uses the Left Nozzle as default to print the model. Unless, when you imported your STL into ideaMaker, you specifically assigned the printing of the model to the Right Nozzle that is what will happen. IMHO you are making it hard for yourself. C...
by crimsonyoshi
Wed May 15, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Changing "First Layer" Settings
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Changing "First Layer" Settings

Nice to see you over on the print settings boards!

Looks like you're using a raft with support. You'd want to increase the density of your support, and use dense support. For my finer PLA prints (using PLA as support as well) I have my values set to 70% and 90% respectively.
by crimsonyoshi
Tue May 14, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Consistent print failure due to poor layering
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Consistent print failure due to poor layering

Plastic brands matter. I've had a lot of success with Raise3D PLA on my machine, and anything from Polymaker. I tried a MH PLA last summer, and managed to end up with a PLA volcano in the morning. That said, other people have had good success with MH, so results will vary.
by crimsonyoshi
Tue May 14, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Pro2 - Importing Setting to Right Extruder
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Pro2 - Importing Setting to Right Extruder

In your slicing template, you can specify which nozzle to use for your model, infill and support. If it's importing the settings to your model, copy those to your support tab (if it's support material you're using there) and set the support to the right nozzle. Restore your settings for your left no...
by crimsonyoshi
Tue May 14, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Extruder heights while printing raft?
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Extruder heights while printing raft?

The raft option will be under the support tab of your slice profile. Make sure the support nozzle is set to the correct one (as you have options for left, right or both in a dropdown window)
by crimsonyoshi
Tue May 14, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Other brand materials setting
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Other brand materials setting

I have used Polymaker because it was on the list. I have had pretty good results with the PolyMax. Not so much with the PolySupport but I will keep trying. There are only 3 profiles on the page you sited for PRO2. I know there are plans to add more but *when* will more be added? Check my post histo...
by crimsonyoshi
Tue May 14, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Max Bed Temp 70?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Max Bed Temp 70?

I've had my bed temperature at 110 on my Pro2. There is a setting in idea maker to put a ceiling on the temperatures which comes through with a slice. Check and make sure that's not set to 70, and as Vicky said, try changing the temperature on the print on the touchscreen.
by crimsonyoshi
Wed May 01, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Ramp to Print Surface in Raft Printing??
Replies: 16
Views: 702

Re: Ramp to Print Surface in Raft Printing??

Sounds like a good plan of attack for now. If you're still having trouble after doing a bed level, give tech support a call. You can also direct them to this forum thread so they can get a little more backstory.
by crimsonyoshi
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Ramp to Print Surface in Raft Printing??
Replies: 16
Views: 702

Re: Ramp to Print Surface in Raft Printing??

Even with a double rod, you'd still have some sag. The weight would be distributed better, but the cut off here really is how much tolerance is enough. When you're printing down to 0.01mm layer height, then 0.01mm matters. Much lower than that and it shouldn't matter. Let me link a thread for you as...
by crimsonyoshi
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Supports
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: Supports

That's certainly getting there! Try a vertical offset down layer of 1. That will separate the support layer from the model layer by one layer height, and should allow for better model adhesion as opposed to model-support adhesion. The only other thing I can see is with a lot of those lines going aro...
by crimsonyoshi
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Long Print Time with Pro2?
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Long Print Time with Pro2?

I've seen a few posts here and there commenting on the Pro2 taking longer to print something compared to other printer brands. First thing to check is if you're using the latest software and motion control firmware. Second is a much longer answer. Condensed, it comes down to what the slicing softwar...
by crimsonyoshi
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Z Axis extremly slow
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Z Axis extremly slow

It definitely shouldn't take a minute for 1 cm. Try updating to the current motion firmware as well (0-0-66), and if that doesn't work, give tech support a call.
by crimsonyoshi
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Soluble Support Material
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Soluble Support Material

0.04mm gap is definitely tight. That might be a problem with the regular tolerance of material expansion / contraction during printing. Your best bet there is to allow for a slightly bigger tolerance, and print the green as one part, and blue as a second separate part to fit together later. Or, try ...
by crimsonyoshi
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Soluble Support Material
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Soluble Support Material

Depends on your print orientation! If you printed that rotated 90 degrees such that the green piece is up in the air (along the Z-axis), you can use support structure which begins on the "top" of the blue bit, and ends just below the green bit, and would be easy to push out after the fact....

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