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by theRenegade
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Z-axis positioning precision
Replies: 5
Views: 1980

Re: Z-axis positioning precision

Are (most of) you guys serious about that!? The topic of this thread is Z-Axis positioning precision, this switch has nothing to do with it! Z-Axis positioning occurs between every layer and there is no issue with the precision of this positioning, the switch is not related to it in any way. What th...
by theRenegade
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!
Replies: 23
Views: 9492

Re: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!

Well, I think you probably missed the topic, there is no problem with BT, it works good if you can cope with it. That's why there is no need to discuss switching the plate (that can be adjusted by IM Z offset if different in height, BTW) and different bed leveling screws and other things, it's just ...
by theRenegade
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: More about bigness
Replies: 7
Views: 2686

Re: More about bigness

theRenegade wrote:For the alignment, if you scaled the model, I think you have to calculated the scaling factor manually and adjust the 2nd part accordingly. I discussed this issue (scaling factor not shown correctly) in another thread.

Forget my post, I always forget that you mostly use S3D and Cura. :-)
by theRenegade
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Big layers, big boat
Replies: 6
Views: 2901

Re: Big layers, big boat

My bad, I thought you are printing with a 0.8mm nozzle (dunno why).
by theRenegade
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: More about bigness
Replies: 7
Views: 2686

Re: More about bigness

great print :!: , but a bit scary :-)

For the alignment, if you scaled the model, I think you have to calculated the scaling factor manually and adjust the 2nd part accordingly. I discussed this issue (scaling factor not shown correctly) in another thread.
by theRenegade
Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: ideaMaker 2.2.1 Release Note 2016.7.7 and User Manual
Replies: 13
Views: 5102

Re: ideaMaker 2.2.1 Release Note 2016.7.7 and User Manual

NEW FEATURES [...] Added an option to avoid retraction inside Added a feature to set the start point [...] I have reported two issues recently. One that I was viewing too much retraction on a large infill path that leads to grinding of the filament and another (some weeks ago) that causes seams on ...
by theRenegade
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!
Replies: 23
Views: 9492

Re: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!

Right now I am not sure anymore what 2CNK meant with that pre-heat. I thought it was about heating the bed to 60° and then do the print with 40° bed temp. This I would prefer over using more heat on the bed for the complete print job. But maybe I got this wrong. What I would not do is going too high...
by theRenegade
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!
Replies: 23
Views: 9492

Re: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!

This is anecdotal but yesterday I did two identical prints on identical "ring" shaped rafts. 30mm wide raft, 210mm diameter. [...] the raft had lifted slightly at the back [...] The room is a pretty consistent 17-18C. Such a raft should not lift at all with a regular setup (checked your i...
by theRenegade
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Big layers, big boat
Replies: 6
Views: 2901

Re: Big layers, big boat

Actually I do not like that tiny figures and boats, but that benchy is amazing!
Will you even try to go higher with the layer size?
by theRenegade
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!
Replies: 23
Views: 9492

Re: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!

or... You can flip the plate and use Aquanet unscented super extra hold at a cost of $2-$3 for a can which will last about as long as a sheet of buildtak and realize what a waste of time Buildtak was for you. Why should I flip the plate, buy chemicals and switch to another treatment of the bed when...
by theRenegade
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!
Replies: 23
Views: 9492

Re: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!

"Large" without context is a bad measure, you're right. I just did a 200mm x 200mm print today I consider "large". There may be more to the story (and I suspect being in a cool room is making a difference) but a handful of times I've done 200mm -ish on a side rafts with an unhea...
by theRenegade
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!
Replies: 23
Views: 9492

Re: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!

"Scotty Peeler SP-2" Buy some and don't look back. Got mine from Amazon. Perfect for getting that first little edge up I think this is way to thick and sharp (for me), prefer to stay with my dull and much thinner spatula. ;) I found that for larger prints with the Raise3D PLA, a bed prehe...
by theRenegade
Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!
Replies: 23
Views: 9492

Re: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!

I first did it the same (used the R3D spatula with the thin one). But this one is quite sharp and when pushing it forward not absolutely parallel to the bed it will scratch the BT surface. So for clumsy guys like me the dull spatulas are the better ones. :-)
by theRenegade
Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!
Replies: 23
Views: 9492

Re: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!

No and I won't sand it ever. I try to preserve the BT surface and it looks like ABS slurry works great as a reconditioner. I have no long time experience yet but a no more adhesive BT has got back it's adhesion with it.
by theRenegade
Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!
Replies: 23
Views: 9492

BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!

The headline is also the bottom line here. I saw many posts in the forum that tell what a problematic printing surface BuildTak is and many seem to fail in using this great printing surface. To be honest, I ruined two sheets until I got used to it, but from the first print, I saw how good that surfa...
by theRenegade
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Still getting Air Printing with V2 & PLA
Replies: 27
Views: 6775

Re: Still getting Air Printing with V2 & PLA

Also found this one in the Wiki wich is something I did not think off before: :!: "Raise3D N series machines have an acrylic extruder cover. Three thumb screws are used for locking tight the cover. Sometime the screws may be over tightened for transportation purpose. That may cause to random ex...
by theRenegade
Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Still getting Air Printing with V2 & PLA
Replies: 27
Views: 6775

Re: Still getting Air Printing with V2 & PLA

It's not the Z-height. I know how to properly level the bed. The parts are printing fine until after a number of layers, then starts air printing. Well, then you checked the Z-Height I guess... Actually I was not talking about leveling the bed, just about the initial Z-Height. Leveling is nothing t...
by theRenegade
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Still getting Air Printing with V2 & PLA
Replies: 27
Views: 6775

Re: Still getting Air Printing with V2 & PLA

Another possible cause could be a wrong initial Z-height (bed to near to the nozzle). You can check this with a 0.2mm feeler gauge after homing the Z-axis (do this with a cold nozzle). Unlock the steppers (disable motors function) and move the extruder to the middle of the bed. Then check if a 0.2 s...
by theRenegade
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shifting Forward and Backwards.
Replies: 53
Views: 13996

Re: Shifting Forward and Backwards.

John@Raise3D wrote:
X and Y axis check list.pdf

Great document! Single subject, several tasks, one page tells it all.
Give us more like that. :-)

(extruder, leveling, etc.)
by theRenegade
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: heated bed repair / don't use that metallic clamps
Replies: 4
Views: 2041

Re: heated bed repair / don't use that metallic clamps

Vicky@Raise3D wrote:Though your fix the temperature sensor function, clips may do harm to heating wire in some cases. Please be careful.


Not mine, they are perfect :)

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