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by Vagulus
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: What do I use to clean BuildTak?
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: What do I use to clean BuildTak?

I thought PVA stood for Polyvinyl Acetate. That's water soluble.
by Vagulus
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: What do I use to clean BuildTak?
Replies: 2
Views: 103

What do I use to clean BuildTak?

Over time I am getting a buildup of Building Surface Adhesive (I use 3DLAC Plus) on the BuildTak in my Pro2.
I wipe the surface regularly with a damp (water) sponge but I don't think that gets it truly clean.
What should I use to wash it off?
by Vagulus
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Controlling thickness of horizontal layers
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Controlling thickness of horizontal layers

With a Pro2 Template, how do I set the thickness of the horizontal layers of my models? I can control the wall thickness with the Shells variable but I can't see how to get the top and bottom walls of a model thicker or thinner.
by Vagulus
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Software
Topic: How to select multiple parts in ideaMaker
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: How to select multiple parts in ideaMaker

FTR: CTRL+SHIFT+LMC does the trick.
by Vagulus
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Software
Topic: How to select multiple parts in ideaMaker
Replies: 3
Views: 125

How to select multiple parts in ideaMaker

I want to select the numbered parts
190826_PartsInIdeaMaker.png

so that I can align them to create one printing unit like the one in the background.

How do I select multiple parts? Holding down the CTRL key doesn't help.
by Vagulus
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Printing with PLA and Nylon
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Printing with PLA and Nylon

Thanks 87ninefiveone
My parts are not intended to stick together. They will hold together mechanically rather than by fusion.
by Vagulus
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Printing with PLA and Nylon
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Printing with PLA and Nylon

My project concept includes a part which is made of two materials - eSun PLA+ and eSun ePA Nylon. It would be extremely difficult to make the sub-units separately and fit them together as one would have to do with conventional manufacturing. With FDM (Raise3D Pro2) it should be possible to create th...
by Vagulus
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Lowering Print Platform during Filament Reload
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Lowering Print Platform during Filament Reload

I would assume this is an issue that occurs when you have only printed a few layers? Otherwise i don't see why you would want to lower the build platform? You could also just clean the nozzle before restarting the print can you not? Sorry for the slow response. I think the three posts following you...
by Vagulus
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Plate holes not bonded to surfaces
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Plate holes not bonded to surfaces

Hi Sunshine

What did you use to create those images?
Are they showing extreme closeup of each extrusion thread?
by Vagulus
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Keeping Holes in Raft Structure
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Keeping Holes in Raft Structure

Thanks Vicky but don't, in this case, bother doing something special just for me. (I'll know to ask if I really need something like that :roll: ) In the meantime, how about this IMG_1570.JPG I'm printing an anemometer cup 2019-08-10_8-56-58.png Honest - I haven't changed anything. See the zip file f...
by Vagulus
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Plate holes not bonded to surfaces
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Plate holes not bonded to surfaces

Thanks Sunshine I use eSun PLA+ filament. I am using three shells because the major project I have on at the moment is bolted together. Fewer shells buckle too easily around the bolt holes. It is also a question of structural strength. My projects are mechanical models, prototyping work not ornament...
by Vagulus
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Keeping Holes in Raft Structure
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Keeping Holes in Raft Structure

With a Pro2 there is a checkbox on the Platform Additions page of Advanced Settings titled 'Keep Holes in Raft Structure' . Since I 'UPGRADED' the ideaMaker software recently that checkbox has no effect. With it checked I get 190808-Checked-640x591.png and unChecked I get 190808-unChexked-640x599.pn...
by Vagulus
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Plate holes not bonded to surfaces
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Plate holes not bonded to surfaces

Thanks Sunshine , I think that will prove right but it does leave me with an issue. Here are my retraction settings 190808-ExtruderSettings.png I keep getting a build-up of material at the end of a row of extrusion and this amount of retraction didn't fix it. That's why I increased the 'Coasting' se...
by Vagulus
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Plate holes not bonded to surfaces
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Plate holes not bonded to surfaces

Printing a foundation plate for a device produces this problem: 190807-Incoherent-478x640.jpg The surface you see is the third layer and it has not yet bonded to the through-holes. On the left you will see that bonding between lines of filament material is also a little haphazard. It does all bond i...
by Vagulus
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Free IDE (Code Editor) for 3D Printers
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Free IDE (Code Editor) for 3D Printers

Another problem with NC_Corrector, it doesn't recognise Raise3D GCode. I created a simple test piece in Autodesk Inventor, saved an STL of it and sliced that STL using ideaMaker . Files attached. NC_Corrector sees something there but can't understand the code. 190724-NC_Corrector on Raise3D Gcode Te...
by Vagulus
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Free IDE (Code Editor) for 3D Printers
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Free IDE (Code Editor) for 3D Printers

Where can I download a (free) IDE (Code Editor) for 3D Printers? There are plenty around for CNC machines. There must be some for 3D Printers. Notepad++ can read and write GCode but it doesn't have a screen simulation for action. CNC IDEs (e.g. NC_Corrector) have a screen simulation but they don't s...
by Vagulus
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Lowering Print Platform during Filament Reload
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Lowering Print Platform during Filament Reload

IliaT, you can lower the filament in your other cases (well, if you have a Pro2 you can). Go to Utilities and press the Down arrow for the Z axis.
by Vagulus
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Lowering Print Platform during Filament Reload
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Lowering Print Platform during Filament Reload

Am I to assume from three days without the suggestion of a solution that there is, in fact, no solution?
Does anybody have a way to lower the Printing Platform when installing a new reel of filament after having run out?
by Vagulus
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Lowering Print Platform during Filament Reload
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Lowering Print Platform during Filament Reload

When myPro2 runs out of filament in the middle of a job it parks the print head at home but does not lower the Printing Platform. This means that the Preload phase of Unload , then the Load phase of filament replacement creates a large clot of extruded material around the nozzle. This, in turn, caus...
by Vagulus
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dollop of rubbish at start of print
Replies: 16
Views: 1359

Re: Dollop of rubbish at start of print

Hi Jetguy Thanks again for a very detailed response. Until someone writes "3D Printing GCode for Dummies" I, and the zillions of people like me, will have to rely on the good nature and patience of people like you. Please be assured, all of you, that it is appreciated. Here are some questi...

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