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by red
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: My creations
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: My creations

Those look great. Clean design and execution.
by red
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Epcot Center Model
Replies: 21
Views: 3469

Re: Epcot Center Model

Fantastic finishing work.
by red
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Ancient Alien Statuette
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Ancient Alien Statuette

Jay_Omega wrote:I like that.


Thanks Jay!
by red
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Ancient Alien Statuette
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Ancient Alien Statuette

Hey folks - I just finished painting this piece. It is mainly a testbed for the 10" (6.5 day print) version I am working on now. Modeled in Oculus Medium (VR), detailed a bit and prepped in Zbrush and printed on a Pro2 in PLA. Painted in airbrush acrylic, bronze paint, and an oil wash. It's abo...
by red
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Preparing to swap nozzle - Any last minute advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 1409

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

https://www.reddit.com/r/3Dprinting/comments/67xons/glow_filament_the_museum_of_blown_out_nozzles/ The abrasiveness of glow-in-the-dark (GITD) filament is common knowledge to some, but a surprise to others. Some sellers offer upfront warnings while others make no mention of the risk. I personally p...
by red
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Preparing to swap nozzle - Any last minute advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 1409

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

I highly advise torquing the nozzles over the highest temp you ever plan on printing. If you torque them at room temp - even really tight they can come loose - has happened to me. here's what I do: remove hot ends from carriage use Raise instructions for gapping new nozzle but gap to 0.25 - tighten...
by red
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Preparing to swap nozzle - Any last minute advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 1409

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

Have you attempted the procedure yet? Btw, were you replacing both nozzles or just one? I’m in the same boat: got a new one 0.8mm, and thinking about replacing my right nozzle with this larger one. Also terrified to mess something up. Hey - I have not yet. i will likely swap both, as I prematurely ...
by red
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 8.5 day, 1242.5 g print - Am I tempting fate? - Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1639

Re: 8.5 day, 1242.5 g print - Am I tempting fate? - Questions

DeX wrote:I bet overall time could be reduced a lot! You may use light supports(10-15%) but turn it to 30% and with dense right before print a surface


Hey Dex - Do you mean 10-15% infill ratio? And by 30% do you mean Dense Support Infill Ratio?
by red
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??/SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??

Just curious how much glow filament you put through that nozzle - it's pretty trashed. You should get one of the 3dSolex ruby nozzles for that stuff. Very little, which is why I'm surprised to realize it is from wear. I have probably run 300 grams of glow through it. The rest has been a hodgepodge ...
by red
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??/SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??

ocelot27 wrote:Just take the socks off - you should be able to get a look.

Glow in the dark filament is pretty bad - not as bad as carbon or glass filled though...


Ah! Ok, thank you very much. I appreciate it. Yeah, I think this is a pretty cut and dry case of operator error.
by red
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??/SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??

Why don't you check the stamps on the nozzles - be weird if the Right nozzle was worn out unless you're using that one exclusively. I'll search out the stamps. Thanks. Edit - I think I will have to disassemble to get access to those stamps. I wonder if it's from printing with glow-in-the-dark filam...
by red
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??/SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??

It's a very new printer (January of this year) and I haven't printed much, or at least not enough to wear down the nozzle.
by red
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??/SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 821

My Pro2 shipped with two different nozzle sizes??/SOLVED

EDIT2: Turns out it's a surprisingly (to me) quickly worn nozzle. Coming from SLA and being new to FFF I don't know that is how they wear. Bush league, I know... EDIT: Maybe I am crazy. I took a shot directly into the nozzle openings and I *think* they look like the same diameter (see top image). I ...
by red
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Filament not detected - Print Paused - Ideas as to why?
Replies: 6
Views: 541

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 That sound about right to me. I turne...
by red
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Filament not detected - Print Paused - Ideas as to why?
Replies: 6
Views: 541

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

I had a similar issue this week with PVA and now yellow PLA today. The filament's approach to the sensor path appears to effect whether the sensor can detect it. I moved the guide tubes that they ride against the lid in front of the print head rather than behind it. so far it seems to be working. T...
by red
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 8.5 day, 1242.5 g print - Am I tempting fate? - Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1639

Re: 8.5 day, 1242.5 g print - Am I tempting fate? - Questions

I got it down to 171 hours. Just under a kg. Starting my print today.
by red
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Reliable supports that's "not" touching platform?
Replies: 15
Views: 2524

Re: Reliable supports that's "not" touching platform?

@noren - I'm printing similar models, and also have the issue of the generated supports getting knocked over. Generated seem to create too little support/vulnerable supports, and the slicer goes overboard. Did you come up with a system? If your supports gets knocked over you are probably extruding ...
by red
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 8.5 day, 1242.5 g print - Am I tempting fate? - Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1639

Re: 8.5 day, 1242.5 g print - Am I tempting fate? - Questions

crimsonyoshi wrote:My longest print was an 11.7 day print and it turned out perfectly. If the STL file is good, the supports are good, and the template is good, then you're good!


Holy smokes! Good to know. Thank you.
by red
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 8.5 day, 1242.5 g print - Am I tempting fate? - Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1639

Re: 8.5 day, 1242.5 g print - Am I tempting fate? - Questions

I bet overall time could be reduced a lot! You may use light supports(10-15%) but turn it to 30% and with dense right before print a surface... You may change infill from lines to rectangular.. (+ bottom and top layers too). You may not to use raft. And so on :) I wanna try to slice and calculate :...

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