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by red
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Preparing to swap nozzle - Any last minute advice?
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Preparing to swap nozzle - Any last minute advice?

Hey PTXer - Glad I'm not the only one with trepidations. The procedure seems pretty straight forward, though not trivial. I'm very concerned about not tightening correctly, recalibrating, etc. Its not imperative that I do the swap, but man I'd love to speed up my big prints where I'm not concerned a...
by red
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Preparing to swap nozzle - Any last minute advice?
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Preparing to swap nozzle - Any last minute advice?

Hey all - I am planning to swap out the factory nozzle on my Pro2 with a 1mm nozzle. I'm hoping to speed up my large prints. I have found the how-to pages for removing the hot-end, and for swapping nozzles. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1069/4816/files/402_-_Hot_End_Replacement_Compressed.pdf?13...
by red
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated

Z hop will increase some print time, but won't be a lot. Please make sure that you are running the latest version of ideaMaker which can provide you more accurate result of estimated printing time. From the picture of your prints you attached before, the print quality looks fine. I'm curious about ...
by red
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated

I've come into my studio this morning only to find that some newly printed supports have been knocked over.

This problem is a new development, with the only variable being a different brand of filament (Hatchbox PLA).
by red
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated

markm wrote:One think I've run into was the nozzle would hit the tops of the print and knock the support or the parts over, I used z-hop to get around it.


I could see that. Thank you for the tip. Does it bump up your print times much?
by red
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated

Have you tried Solid Base Layer and Dense Support Layer for the structure to increase its strength? Hi Vicky, thank you for your reply. I have not done that. I am very new to Ideamaker, as well as FFF printing, having come from SLA. I have found both of those option, but am not 100% what they accom...
by red
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated

Hi - I am printing with a brand new/sealed roll of PLA from Hatchbox. At some point in the night one of the parts of a print, detached from the supports and I came to find a bit of a rat's nest where the printer continued to extrude into empty space. The rest of the print appears ok, and the only ot...
by red
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Any experiences using Matterhackers Build Series Filament?
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Any experiences using Matterhackers Build Series Filament?

Have used both Build and Pro series PLA from them and have not experienced any issues besides the Pro series reels not fitting in the cabinet. Build series reels are OK. I haven't printed anything complicated with that filament yet as I am just starting out using this printer. I like that I can get...
by red
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Any experiences using Matterhackers Build Series Filament?
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Any experiences using Matterhackers Build Series Filament?

PLA specifically. It's $19.99 per kg, so the price is right, but I'm curious as to how it runs? While I'm using a Pro2, I'm interested in hearing all perspectives/experiences.

Thanks.

https://www.matterhackers.com/store/l/1 ... k/MPL0Q8ZD
by red
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: 1/2 Scale Cow Skull
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: 1/2 Scale Cow Skull

Jay_Omega wrote:That's pretty cool.

What program did you use for the photogrammetry?



Thank you, Jay. I appreciate that. I used Agisoft Photoscan.
by red
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: 1/2 Scale Cow Skull
Replies: 2
Views: 244

1/2 Scale Cow Skull

I printed this on my Pro2, with the speed setting. It is approximately 9 inches from base of skull to snout, and was derived from a scan, I made using photogrammetry. The horns were sculpted in Zbrush. The print was post processed with Smooth-On XTC epoxy, mixed with Quarry Tone powder, and finished...
by red
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any pro-tips for using dissolving supports?
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Any pro-tips for using dissolving supports?

I need to start printing cleaner overhangs and I'm REALLY hoping that using disolvable supports will help with that. Does anyone do this regularly? can you offer an pro-tips? Large ABS+ prints have a hard enough time sticking to build platforms. Is it really going to stick to hips or am I just drea...
by red
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Experimenting with manual supports - Is this an example of a feasible support arrangement?
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Experimenting with manual supports - Is this an example of a feasible support arrangement?

WOW, the "create auto supports" builds a very minimalist support structure, compared to when I have the slicer generate the supports.

Yeesh, night and day!
by red
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Experimenting with manual supports - Is this an example of a feasible support arrangement?
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Experimenting with manual supports - Is this an example of a feasible support arrangement?

I think you can print the top without support at all - I would have the slicer create supports using a cutoff angle of 50 degrees overhang and see where it puts supports - then you can add or remove - you may even be able to print the whole thing without support... Each support pillar is going to p...
by red
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Experimenting with manual supports - Is this an example of a feasible support arrangement?
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Experimenting with manual supports - Is this an example of a feasible support arrangement?

I would use a larger support size and try not to have any "air" spaces - this way the support gets printed as one continuous part and not a whole bunch of individual columns - support will not be printed where columns are not supporting anything unless you specify an offset. Great, thank ...
by red
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Experimenting with manual supports - Is this an example of a feasible support arrangement?
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Experimenting with manual supports - Is this an example of a feasible support arrangement?

Hey all - I am trying to reduce my print time and material usage, as well as rough spots from supports. I've received some great advice regarding settings, as well as suggestions I try manual supports. I've got one printing now using automatic supports. It's about 5% into 100 hours print time, and j...
by red
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Underside of prints looking rough
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Underside of prints looking rough

Hi Zemlin, thanks again. I've got a couple of follow up questions. I normally use a separation of one layer. Where do I specify this in IdeaMaker? It's called Vertical Offset Top for material building on top of support. Vertical Offset Down Layers for support that starts on top of the build. My sug...
by red
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Underside of prints looking rough
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Underside of prints looking rough

Hi Zemlin, thanks again. I've got a couple of follow up questions. I normally use a separation of one layer. Where do I specify this in IdeaMaker? My suggestion would be to make a small test part that requires support on a shallow-angle surface like you have in your model and experiment with differe...
by red
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Underside of prints looking rough
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Underside of prints looking rough

Another thing you'll be learning soon is that with some materials the overhang will tend to curl up when printing regardless of the support you build underneath it, and that can lead to a rough under-side as well. Just something to watch for, and may drive you to settings on support that make it a ...

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