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by Jeff_Birt
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Is it possible to easily make a draft shield in IM?
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Is it possible to easily make a draft shield in IM?

Or, model a thin cylinder in your 3D modeling program that you can scale to encompass your object. Simple and reusable...
by Jeff_Birt
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: E2, Nozzle Replace, Instruction 3., Figure 2., Z axis instead of X axis?
Replies: 12
Views: 407

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.
by Jeff_Birt
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E2, Nozzle Replace, Instruction 3., Figure 2., Z axis instead of X axis?
Replies: 12
Views: 407

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

On older 'makerbot' type machines the X and Y axes were in a fixed position vertically. When you moved the 'Z-axis' you were moving the table up and down, toward or away from the extruder. On the E2 the Z-axis is fixed in position vertically on the X-axis. "The Z-axis rail' is the mechanism tha...
by Jeff_Birt
Tue Jun 29, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E2, Nozzle Replace, Instruction 3., Figure 2., Z axis instead of X axis?
Replies: 12
Views: 407

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

If you think about it when you are raising the 'Z-axis' you are raising the whole 'X-axis' rail. It is not incorrect to say 'raise the X-axis' but it might not be the most clear way to state it.
by Jeff_Birt
Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: E2
Topic: E2 control button bug
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: E2 control button bug

I have found that I can hit the button, the screen will turn off and then as seen as it starts printing the interior lighting turns off automatically. Not a huge problem.
by Jeff_Birt
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Re: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA

It works great with this PLA filament at 220C. The suggested printing range for this filament is 200C-220C so it is still in spec. It is just 'odd' that it is so far off a different color filament from same manufacturer. It might be that the different color additives change the material properties e...
by Jeff_Birt
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Re: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA

I was able to print a full Bency at 220C, then I tried 215C which did not work. Back at 220C and a second full Benchy print went fine. After that I did two more 3+ hour prints of a small enclosure which also worked fine. In total about 10 hours of printing with this PLA at 220C. I have to admit to b...
by Jeff_Birt
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Re: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA

For the heck of it I tried the cut down Benchy again at 220C figuring if it did worse at 190 perhaps the issue it is too viscous at lower temps and harder to retract. Well, it completed the print and looks decent aside from more stringing due to the higher temp. I'm printing some actual useful parts...
by Jeff_Birt
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Re: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA

Just to clarify all of the materials that you are having issues with are PLA correct? Strictly as a troubleshooting step can you please use the Gcode that I have attached to test with the other materials? Please let me know the results. Yes, all material have used to date is PLA. Same problems with...
by Jeff_Birt
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Re: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA

This is very, very, very, very frustrating. Some PLA filaments print fine, some can't make it through a single print without filament grinding. Even with two different colors of brown from the same manufacturer (tan vs. beige) one prints fine the other, beige as shown above does not. The successful ...
by Jeff_Birt
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Re: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA

I think this is a lesson and not making things too complicated. I got a few rolls of PLA from the same manufacturer that were rated up to 220C so I figured heat creep would not be an issue. One of colors of PLA did a good job with my little enclosure test piece the other was plain awful. I went thou...
by Jeff_Birt
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Prepare to Slice window not resizable
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Prepare to Slice window not resizable

Vicky@Raise3D wrote:You can drag the right bottom conrer of the panel to adjust the size.


Thank you, I did not see the grey on grey dots down there. Why only that one corner and why can't we reposition the entire window?
by Jeff_Birt
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Prepare to Slice window not resizable
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Prepare to Slice window not resizable

One slight annoyance is that the 'Prepare to Slice' window is not resizable. This results in needing to do a lot of scrolling L<->R to set things.

Can this window be made resizable please?
by Jeff_Birt
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Re: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA

I finally got this part to print perfectly with other than Raise3D PLA! I thought I would print the '3D Benchy' as a test object since it is so well known but it came out fine for the most part, where as this little enclosure had all sorts of issues, go figure. I started with the MatterHackers Build...
by Jeff_Birt
Thu May 27, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Re: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA

Would you be able to attach a few images of the completed prints? Also, the blobs on the prints that you are referring to. The pictures in grey of the results I'm getting with MatterHackers Build Series PLA using their profile for the E2, using a 0.2mm layer height. The picture is tan/brown shows t...
by Jeff_Birt
Mon May 24, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Easier profile managment
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Easier profile managment

In the process of trying to adjust filament profiles, create new filament profiles for a new machine, etc. I find the available tools for profile management cumbersome. I know this is a tough task as there are an unlimited number of machines and filame3nts and profile combinations. For example, I ha...
by Jeff_Birt
Mon May 24, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Re: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA

As our machines are fully enclosed they can be a little more susceptible to things like heat creep however, due to the design of the E2's hotend and cooling system it is very unlikely that this is the cause of the printing issues. Have you attempted to use the profile that we have available on our ...
by Jeff_Birt
Tue May 18, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Saving .idea after preview
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Saving .idea after preview

If you do a slice->preview you can export to disk or send to printer. However, you cannot save the .idea file until you click 'Close Preview'. This just seems odd and a bit non-intuitive.
by Jeff_Birt
Fri May 14, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: MatterHackers PRO PLA Causes Machine to Stop Extruding
Replies: 18
Views: 6096

Re: MatterHackers PRO PLA Causes Machine to Stop Extruding

Has anyone gotten Matterhackers PRO series PLA working? I used it with my crappy old Makerbot 5th gen replicator for a few years and it worked. Can't get it to run in the E2 worth a hoot. I have also tried some cheap Amazon 'Basics' PLA I had left from last year and the two rolls of R3D PLA that co...
by Jeff_Birt
Fri May 14, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Re: Matterhackers Pro Series PLA

Just to clarify what template are you using when you are printing with the MH Pro series PLA? Also, would you be able to attach the Gcode files of some models that have failed? I started with the basic E3D PLA profile and changed parameters including: extruder temp, bed temp, retraction speed, retr...

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