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by maugseros
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Hatchbox PLA
Replies: 10
Views: 1983

Re: Hatchbox PLA

I've always printed Hatchbox at 200C. The specs on the label of the spools list 180-210C as the printing temp. And it seems to extrude fine at 200C and I have great success in my prints (at least as far as them not failing to print and looking really good). However, I've recently watched a video fro...
by maugseros
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Hatchbox PLA
Replies: 10
Views: 1983

Re: Hatchbox PLA

6C? What are you printing in a refrigerator? :)
by maugseros
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Hatchbox PLA
Replies: 10
Views: 1983

Re: Hatchbox PLA

Hmm... without seeing it happen, who knows what may have caused the problem. If it was a big print, could possibly have been the raft/model didn't adhear to the print bed? Maybe started to peal up on the corners or something? Two things I would suggest is to raise the hotend temp to 200, and do not ...
by maugseros
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Hatchbox PLA
Replies: 10
Views: 1983

Re: Hatchbox PLA

I exclusivly use Hatchbox for PLA prints. Not that I have anything against any other brand, but I go with what I tried first and have working great. My buildtac surface kind of crapped out after about 10-12 months of printing. It still works fine for small prints, but larger prints the raft tends to...
by maugseros
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Feature request for internal support or infill when needed.
Replies: 25
Views: 5028

Re: Feature request for internal support or infill when needed.

I really think this should be “smarter” though than how Simplify 3D has solved it by setting multiple processes. Like 10% infill to layer X. And 40% for the rest. But I also think that every parameter that you can change in ideamaker should be able to change after x numbers of layers/mm. Why wouldn...
by maugseros
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Feature request for internal support or infill when needed.
Replies: 25
Views: 5028

Re: Feature request for internal support or infill when needed.

I also think it would be nice to have various ways to adjust the infill. One to have a solution for the problem you are having Noren. I've come accross that problem before and I've had to print the entire thing with a much higher infill than would otherwise be necessary, just to have some features o...
by maugseros
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: New Acceleration and Jerk settings
Replies: 12
Views: 5997

Re: New Acceleration and Jerk settings

So far I've printed the same part using my standard 12 mm/s outer shell speed and 20 mm/s inner shell speed and then printing again upping the outer shell speed to 24 and the inner speed to 40, but setting the outer and inner shell acceleration to 500 mm/s and the outer and inner shell jerk to 8 mm/...
by maugseros
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: New Acceleration and Jerk settings
Replies: 12
Views: 5997

Re: New Acceleration and Jerk settings

The default jerk and acceleration settings in ideamaker. Are the values that are default there calibrated to our printers? I guess it’s not the same for my N1 as for the N2’a? Or do I have to calibrate the values? And if so how? It appears that when you check to turn on accelration/jerk control tha...
by maugseros
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: New Acceleration and Jerk settings
Replies: 12
Views: 5997

New Acceleration and Jerk settings

When I first got my N2 a couple years ago, right out of the bat I was getting some pretty bad ringing around corners and surface details on my prints. I finally was able to practically eliminate this by setting the Outer Shell Speed to 12 mm/s and the Inner Shell Speed to 20 mm/s. This is about half...
by maugseros
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What buildplate is commonly used?
Replies: 20
Views: 4455

Re: What buildplate is commonly used?

My experience has been that the Buildtak worked great for about a year to maybe a year and a half based upon how much I print (heavy at times for a month or two, but then can have weeks where I print nothing at all) At that point larger prints the raft would start to peel up and lift off the bed whi...
by maugseros
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it recommended to put the filament back to the sealed bag after each use?
Replies: 7
Views: 1697

Re: Is it recommended to put the filament back to the sealed bag after each use?

I've gotten some big plastic tubs with lids and I put all my open filaments inside. Then I got a gallon of color changing silica beads. I poured in enough to cover the entire bottom of the container and I keep the lid on. Every 3-6 months the silica beads will change color when they've become satura...
by maugseros
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: N2 plus not a great experience before even printing
Replies: 46
Views: 13814

Re: N2 plus not a great experience before even printing

That's unfortunate. My printer came spotless and very well packaged for delivery. Not a scratch on it.
by maugseros
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clear cover, Warping and PLA
Replies: 18
Views: 5089

Re: Clear cover, Warping and PLA

I find the same thing as Walshlg. I find the actual surface of the build plate to be about 10C cooler than the temperature you set it at. I typically never had problem with smaller prints. It's only when I went to print larger parts that suddenly the raft would start to curl. Then the nozzle would s...
by maugseros
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Printing metal filaments
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

Re: Printing metal filaments

Well, I wasn't getting any "clogs", I believe it was a fine powder residue from the metal filament that the PLA is picking some of that residue up and then it's slightly altering the characteristic of it. When going slow and laying down a significant amount of PLA (like on the exterior wal...
by maugseros
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Printing metal filaments
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

Printing metal filaments

Just wanted to share my experience. I switched out the nozzle on the left extruder with a SS .6mm nozzle in order to print some wood and metal filament. I flipped the bed over and put green painters tape on the glass and once I dialed in the correct nozzle and bed temperature, I got good adheasion a...
by maugseros
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad adhesion of Buildtak
Replies: 21
Views: 12480

Re: Bad adhesion of Buildtak

I've had really good luck with the Buildtak printing PLA. I find that if I set the bed temperature to 70, this gives me an actual bed temperature of 60C (using a thermal gun to measure). At that temperature, I haven't had any prints curl from the bed during printing, and I haven't had any prints rel...
by maugseros
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Severe warping. What to do?
Replies: 10
Views: 3948

Re: Severe warping. What to do?

Also take into account that the temperature you set the bed at may not actually be the temperature achieved. Using a thermal gun, I found that the my actual bed temperature is about 8-10 Deg C cooler than the temperature I set the bed at. I started printing PLA by setting the bed at 40 C. This worke...
by maugseros
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bed heating issue
Replies: 7
Views: 3067

Re: Bed heating issue

Yes.. I've found that the print bed temperature and the temperature you set it to, at least on my printer, to be off by almost 10 Deg C. I set the bed temperature to 40, 50, 60, and 70 deg. C and let it warm up for several minutes.. and then took temperature, with a thermal gun, all around the surfa...
by maugseros
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Process for changing nozzle
Replies: 3
Views: 1913

Re: Process for changing nozzle

Thanks Jetguy... What I've decided to do is actually buy an entire new hot end... put the .6mm nozzle on it, and then what I'll do is instead of replacing the nozzle on the hotend to switch between .4mm and .6mm, I'll have a dedicated hot end for each .4mm and .6mm and just swap out the entire hot e...
by maugseros
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What does this control (from the utilities tab on the printer control panel)?
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

Re: What does this control (from the utilities tab on the printer control panel)?

Ok thanks Jetguy... that makes sense. I tried to search for a thread already discussing this, but didn't come across the one you linked to. Thanks.

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