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by tja
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Blobs on the surface of my prints
Replies: 7
Views: 82

Re: Blobs on the surface of my prints

Thanks Vicky. Changing the layer start point made a lot of difference. I was still getting a couple of blobs, but just changed to a different filament supplier and now I'm printing much cleaner parts. Just in time for 'THE BIG PRINT' weekend here in the UK, my target is to print 30 face masks by Mon...
by tja
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tool Tips, IM Manual - Need for more complete information
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Tool Tips, IM Manual - Need for more complete information

Hi Vicky, Firstly, let me just say that I think ideaMaker is a super piece of software and the manual is pretty good. However, 3D printing is complex and requires much more than just pressing a PRINT button. The solution to most printing problems can be found in the Advanced Settings, because just a...
by tja
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please recommend tools to remove print support
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Please recommend tools to remove print support

Better still, don't use supports. It's not always easy, or even possible, but if you design your own parts there are some tricks you need to know to avoid the need for supports. If you are getting your stl's from the internet, then a good designer will have eliminated, or significantly limited, the ...
by tja
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Blobs on the surface of my prints
Replies: 7
Views: 82

Re: Blobs on the surface of my prints

Vicky@Raise3D wrote:
Regarding to manual, would you like to leave more comments about manuals so that we can see how we can improve.


I will start a new thread for this and post it on the General board so that others can comment
by tja
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Blobs on the surface of my prints
Replies: 7
Views: 82

Re: Blobs on the surface of my prints

The photo didn't make it, so here it is again as a link
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zmkyaz3e33040mw/IMG_8718.jpg?dl=0
by tja
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Blobs on the surface of my prints
Replies: 7
Views: 82

Re: Blobs on the surface of my prints

This is what the blobs look like... https://www.dropbox.com/s/zmkyaz3e33040mw/IMG_8718.jpg?dl=0 They are on both sides of the head strap and the visor holder I have attached the data files zipped... Covid19 Face mask.zip I just changed the Layer Start Point Type to Fixed, it was Random. I used the d...
by tja
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Simple shape- Way too long print time?
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Simple shape- Way too long print time?

These files aren't helpful. Try uploading the .idea file and the exported slicing template .bin file that you are using
by tja
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Blobs on the surface of my prints
Replies: 7
Views: 82

Re: Blobs on the surface of my prints

Well, setting the Minimal Segment Length (MSL) to 0.06 didn't make any difference to the blobbing, it was just as bad as previous prints! The Gcode upload was about 1Mb smaller, but the curved headband part was noticeably more like a series of straight sections than a graceful curve. The straight se...
by tja
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Possible solid fill issue
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Possible solid fill issue

Turn off / deselect the merge options in the 'Other' tab of Advanced Settings - These are the Merge Open Segments of Model Parts and the Merge Internal Overlapping Parts. In your case it's the second one that is causing the layer to be printed over the hole, but I don't usually select either of these.
by tja
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Blobs on the surface of my prints
Replies: 7
Views: 82

Blobs on the surface of my prints

Hi Vicky, I have signed-up to print Prusa face shield parts for the UK Health Service. I am printing with PETG at 70mm/sec and I'm getting blobs on the surface of the curved parts. I remembered watching a YouTube video a few weeks ago from Stefan in CNC Kitchen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvw3Dr...
by tja
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shell delaminating from print
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Shell delaminating from print

It sounds like you are under-extruding so I would go 'back to basics' and print 20mm test cubes using each extruder. Slice with 3 bottom solid layers, 0 top solid layers and 2 shells. Examine the prints - you should have the 2 shells nicely fused together, determined by using a thin craft blade betw...
by tja
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OK to use standard glass bed?
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: OK to use standard glass bed?

Cheap float glass may not be as flat and certainly won't be as strong as the glass that came with your printer. Pyrex (borosilicate) glass was developed to withstand large thermal shocks, something that ordinary glass is notoriously bad at. Considering the rapid and unven heating & cooling cycle...
by tja
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Top surface layer
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Top surface layer

This had me confused too for a while. The description is not very clear and the user manual doesn't make it any clearer. So I made this simple test piece and sliced it a number of times using different settings for solid fill layers and surface solid fill layers. If you set the pattern type to 'line...
by tja
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Z Hop behaviour, possible bug?
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: Z Hop behaviour, possible bug?

Hi Vicky - did you log my observations with Z hop as a bug, or do you want me to fill in a bug report for your developers?
by tja
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: RaiseCloud
Topic: Webcam window partly obscured
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: Webcam window partly obscured

Thanks Vicky, that's good news
by tja
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Z Hop behaviour, possible bug?
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: Z Hop behaviour, possible bug?

Thanks Vicky, but option #2 only works for the lower layers of my model, where the solid fill areas are, at the top few layers it doesn't Z hop between models. This isn't a big deal when I only have 2 items on the bed, but when I have 24 I know that I do get the occasional collison, which I was tryi...
by tja
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Z Hop behaviour, possible bug?
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: Z Hop behaviour, possible bug?

Here's the .idea file...
by tja
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Z Hop behaviour, possible bug?
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: Z Hop behaviour, possible bug?

No problem, here it is...
by tja
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: PLEASE HELP with ASA
Replies: 7
Views: 1526

Re: PLEASE HELP with ASA

Hi, just saw this and wondered if you are still having problems with printing ASA filament?

I haven't used it recently, but about a year ago I printed a number of parts using it. Had to use ASA slurry on the glass sheet to get any kind of adhesion, but it worked well.
by tja
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Z Hop behaviour, possible bug?
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Z Hop behaviour, possible bug?

Hi Vicky First time I have used Z Hop and it doesn't behave how I expected. I am printing multiple small models and to get 24 on the table I can't use sequential mode. To avoid possible collisions I applied a Z Hop of 0.5 mm using the option Z Hop performed (4) 'Only across models and supports'. But...

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