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by Jay_Omega
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Life-sized Meowth
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Life-sized Meowth

Except for the whiskers and koban, I printed it all on my Pro2 Plus.

Life-sized for a Meowth is about 400 mm tall according to the Bulbapedia entry.
by Jay_Omega
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Nozzle clogging with PVA
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Nozzle clogging with PVA

I learned something today! :lol: i did remember another trick that sometimes works. I'll put a small "tower" of PVA in addition to the main model. The height is as high as the model. That ensures that the PVA doesn't sit idle in the nozzle too long, so for every layer at least a little is ...
by Jay_Omega
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Nozzle clogging with PVA
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Nozzle clogging with PVA

You use 250 deg C on the PVA? That sounds extremely HOT. I use Inland (cheap) PVA and print at 195 deg C. If I get a clog, it's frequently because the PVA is sitting idle for a long time, and either the bit in the nozzle carbonizes or the bit in the throat hardens from the heat. Check your temp on t...
by Jay_Omega
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Dual extruder offset calibration
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Dual extruder offset calibration

Yes, I had the same feeling about printing the little Aztec pyramid thing. Also, I couldn't figure out how to read the darn thing. I've attached two files, 1b.stl and 2b.stl. Align the two models, print 1b with the left extruder, 2b with the right extruder. If you're aligned, the square will line up...
by Jay_Omega
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a way to patch a print that ran out of filament
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Is there a way to patch a print that ran out of filament

If the partial print will crash into the extruder during homing, you can't restart the print. I've restarted after jams, but I was able to home and such. Unless someone else has an idea, your best bet is to remove the partial print, then print the missing piece, and glue it together. Sucks, but if y...
by Jay_Omega
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Dual filament printing - where are the instructions?
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Dual filament printing - where are the instructions?

If you have a single color model you want to separate into two parts, you can use Meshmixer to
separate the parts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hnGD8AKlg4
by Jay_Omega
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Need a ruler in ideamaker
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Need a ruler in ideamaker

If you click on the object then select the 'scale' tool, it will show the x-y-z dimensions of the part.

I've found that to be pretty helpful.
by Jay_Omega
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Current Rover project
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: Current Rover project

That's pretty darn cool!

I look forward to updates.

8-)
by Jay_Omega
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: Discuss

Heat Creep?
by Jay_Omega
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Wipe Walls
Replies: 0
Views: 466

Wipe Walls

I think some of the wipe walls that Ideamaker creates are rather artistic.


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by Jay_Omega
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Left Extruder jams
Replies: 6
Views: 1063

Re: Left Extruder jams

So, yes, it was heat creep. I added some thermal compound between the heat sinks and throat tube. Raised up the lid to keep heat down in the print chamber. Lowered the build plate temperature. Oh yeah and I replaced the front cooling fan. I'm pretty sure this is the fault of Raise3D's poor design, a...
by Jay_Omega
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Pro2: Filament movement sensor
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: Pro2: Filament movement sensor

A sensor could detect lack of filament movement, or detect clicking in the extruder.

Really, how many HD movies of Baby Groot being printed do we need?
by Jay_Omega
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Ancient Alien Statuette
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Ancient Alien Statuette

I like that.
by Jay_Omega
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Left Extruder jams
Replies: 6
Views: 1063

Re: Left Extruder jams

I didn't know there was a famous bad temperature sensor socket. I'll look at that. Funny how all these machines have quirks and idiosyncracies. Heat creep - I had considered that but wasn't positive. Not sure how to counteract that; I'll do some more research. Thanks for the diagnosis! I think "...
by Jay_Omega
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Left Extruder jams
Replies: 6
Views: 1063

Re: Left Extruder jams

Cleared out the jam. The filament above the jam looks nice and smooth. Below the jam (between gears and hotend) the filament is pretty banged up looking. (see photo, left to right cleaning rod, right filament, left filament). I'm running with less pressure on the filament on the gears. Maybe I was j...
by Jay_Omega
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Left Extruder jams
Replies: 6
Views: 1063

Left Extruder jams

I keep getting jams in the left extruder below the extruder gears, where the filament goes through the guide hole. There seems to be wear on the plastic piece, since the black paint has worn off to show white plastic. Jammed this time on 3DSolutech natural, but this has happened using other filament...
by Jay_Omega
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Realities of printing with the Mosaic Palette 2 Pro
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Re: Realities of printing with the Mosaic Palette 2 Pro

That purge block is HUGE!

I know when I change filament colors, it takes a while to purge the old color
before the new color comes out.

Thank you for being a pioneer merging the palette 2 with the Raise printer.
I've been debating on whether to get one since last Christmas.
by Jay_Omega
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Filament not detected - Print Paused - Ideas as to why?
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Filament not detected - Print Paused - Ideas as to why?

I've had the same thing happen using glow in the dark, UV and temp color change filament.

I suspect that the sensor is infrared based, and some of these filaments are more or less transparent to that wavelength.

Turning off the filament sensor worked for me.

:D
by Jay_Omega
Mon May 13, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Consistent print failure due to poor layering
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: Consistent print failure due to poor layering

Is your filament hanging up?
by Jay_Omega
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: 1/2 Scale Cow Skull
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: 1/2 Scale Cow Skull

That's pretty cool.

What program did you use for the photogrammetry?

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