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by DreamForge
Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How to change the heat bed to spring leveled by Andy Cohen
Replies: 26
Views: 12617

Re: How to change the heat bed to spring leveled by Andy Cohen

DreamForge: I don't know why the difference for sure, but each batch of machines seems to have had changes to the heat bed. Mine has a sheet of some type of composite to protect the underside of the heater and this has not been mentioned by anyone else so far. Andy mentioned "fish paper" ...
by DreamForge
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How to change the heat bed to spring leveled by Andy Cohen
Replies: 26
Views: 12617

Re: How to change the heat bed to spring leveled by Andy Cohen

I couldn't be happier as well. First time having a level bed. I've also been able to tune the bed while printing and keeping an eye on the first layer. I used all 9 areas as well, but have the extra 4 areas completely loose. I'm also looking into longer screws down the road for more adjusting. Once...
by DreamForge
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How to change the heat bed to spring leveled by Andy Cohen
Replies: 26
Views: 12617

Re: How to change the heat bed to spring leveled by Andy Cohen

You are welcome Mark. Thanks for asking that question. And now I can feel a little silly because... It is just one PET-G washer thick at 2.5mm. So just make one extra washer and stack two of them. Strange but my N2 plus did not need the extra distance for the washer, it was the same measurement bet...
by DreamForge
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Wall mounted holder for jump ropes
Replies: 8
Views: 2991

Re: Wall mounted holder for jump ropes

Yep... for sure. I have my machine hooked to a surge protector, which my dog decided to hit the power switch. Resume save my print with very little surface issues at the restart point.
by DreamForge
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: MakerGeek's Raptor High Temp PLA projects
Replies: 14
Views: 7421

Re: MakerGeek's Raptor High Temp PLA projects

AR_LA wrote:Is this basically just high glass temp PLA, like the raise stuff?


Sort of... but not really.

It is more flexible, you can tear it but it does not shatter. tearing it takes some effort with pliers. Its pretty close to R3D but just more abuse resistant.
by DreamForge
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Why print result with Simplify3D is much better than with IdeaMaker?
Replies: 3
Views: 1922

Re: Why print result with Simplify3D is much better than with IdeaMaker?

Do you have any images of the two results?
by DreamForge
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with R3D Premium PLA
Replies: 14
Views: 4031

Re: Problem with R3D Premium PLA

I have been playing around with Makergeeks Raptor and I can confirm that the post cure does effect the materials properties, in my rather unscientific tests. It becomes slightly more rigid (not as easily flexed) and a bit stronger (harder to break) but I have not tested its heat deflection. There is...
by DreamForge
Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How to change the heat bed to spring leveled by Andy Cohen
Replies: 26
Views: 12617

Re: How to change the heat bed to spring leveled by Andy Cohen

Thank you for the file John! just ordered the springs, knobs and bolts... "Ideally the center washer would be thicker because it sits under the surface of the insulation piece." Any idea how much I should thicken up that center washer over the current washer thickness from the file you pro...
by DreamForge
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Print bed moves down too far on layer 2
Replies: 7
Views: 3780

Re: Print bed moves down too far on layer 2

Have you checked that you did not change your nozzle size in the slicer? The slicer will make the Z drop farther if it thinks you are using a larger nozzle than you actually have installed due to the layer thickness a larger nozzle creates. I know this because I have two nozzle sizes running in my d...
by DreamForge
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Taulman Bridge Nylon
Replies: 6
Views: 2829

Re: Taulman Bridge Nylon

I use S3D to slice but this still may be useful to you. https://stephanfr.com/2014/09/07/printi ... dge-nylon/
by DreamForge
Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do you oil filament?
Replies: 8
Views: 3928

Re: Do you oil filament?

I use an oiler... Mostly to capture dust/grime from the filament. Not sure if it helps with clogs but I know it is not hurting.
by DreamForge
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bed not level.
Replies: 18
Views: 4520

Re: Bed not level.

I came across the same thing. Ace hardware had them. M159 spring. $.40 per spring. Ordered these in place of the printed wing nuts. 3D Printer Prusa i3 Heated Bed Adjustment M3 Thumb Nut MK2B RepRap, SET OF 4 PCS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016CLFCZI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_VgqSxbBM00SPY Good find.... I ...
by DreamForge
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thinking of purchasing N2 single
Replies: 25
Views: 6849

Re: Thinking of purchasing N2 single

FWIW I do not like having the coupler on the guide tube because I like to slide the guide tube out of the support socket for loading and unloading with hand guidance. You can just take the guide block off the top but often I just want to play with one of the filaments. I'm with you on that... I lik...
by DreamForge
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: N2 dual head printer Ordered !!
Replies: 9
Views: 3030

Re: N2 dual head printer Ordered !!

This is one I created to check my bed... http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1584618 Not strictly needed unless you find you are having issues. Link to the cheap indicator is there. It replaces the right hand fan cover. You can leave it on or take it off once you are done and replace it with the defaul...
by DreamForge
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: N2 dual head printer Ordered !!
Replies: 9
Views: 3030

Re: N2 dual head printer Ordered !!

An easy way to check for level if you are not using a dial indicator attached to the print head, is to print 1-2 layer rectilinear pattern across the entire bed with perhaps a 1-1.5" gap between the extrusions. It will show high and low spots... Its pretty tricky to get the bed 100% across the ...
by DreamForge
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: X-Y ALIGNMENT AND LOOSE BELT CORRECTION
Replies: 14
Views: 4778

Re: X-Y ALIGNMENT AND LOOSE BELT CORRECTION

Agreed, would be a good idea to put that up somewhere.
by DreamForge
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: N2+ Initial Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 2859

Re: N2+ Initial Problems

Yeah that's a pretty serious lean.... as to the screw, I am amazed its bent/broken like that.

can you easily (slowly) push the print head around the full length/width of the build table or do you feel binding when you do?
by DreamForge
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: N2 dual head printer Ordered !!
Replies: 9
Views: 3030

Re: N2 dual head printer Ordered !!

Unpack, read manual, check bed for level, check print head height from build table, check that you can easily (slowly) push the print head around without feeling any binding, print with PLA for print tests, print a 20X20X10 solid fill bock to check extrusion... look for surface issues, over/under ex...
by DreamForge
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: PrintDry filament dryer
Replies: 22
Views: 5854

Re: PrintDry filament dryer

Yeah, they are awful about emails... I still do not have a response of any kind regarding my under functioning heater. Perhaps three emails will be the charm :P Not that I mind too much but it does not bode well for warranty issues if they are unable/unwilling to answer emails. It does work though, ...
by DreamForge
Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: What do I do with these parts?
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

Re: What do I do with these parts?

The part in the pic is a filament guide... I do not use one in that configuration because it keeps me from easy access to the feed area. What I have done is printed my own, using the file for that unit but enlarging the tube diameter to the 6mm OD tubing and using the correct size fitting for the la...

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