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by 2CNK
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Big Machine, Small Print - Polymaker PC-Max + 0.4mm Nozzle
Replies: 8
Views: 3921

Re: Big Machine, Small Print - Polymaker PC-Max + 0.4mm Nozzle

Wow, that's some astounding detail. Thanks for sharing your detailed settings - I haven't tried PC-Max yet (but I have a spool), your experience will be very helpful to me when I do use it!
by 2CNK
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: No skirt, no brim, no raft
Replies: 11
Views: 4395

Re: No skirt, no brim, no raft

Ahh that makes sense. Minimum 150mm length for skirt explains it!

A small mystery, but a solved one :D Thanks for explaining!
by 2CNK
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: No skirt, no brim, no raft
Replies: 11
Views: 4395

Re: No skirt, no brim, no raft

I have learned a few new things. The original problem I described cannot be replicated but I have found something else I can replicate. First of all, I'll restate my original problem: I usually force adding the Skirt along with a Raft. I disabled Force Skirt when I made a recent print that went to t...
by 2CNK
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Tried to print without raft, nozzle plowed into bed. What am I missing?
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

Re: Tried to print without raft, nozzle plowed into bed. What am I missing?

From what is described, what happened should not have happened. Disabling Raft alone (as in, making no other changes) should not have resulted in putting the nozzle closer to the build plate. I recently did some maintenance and had to adjust Z home, so I can't confirm the original setting from when ...
by 2CNK
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Software
Topic: No skirt, no brim, no raft
Replies: 11
Views: 4395

Re: No skirt, no brim, no raft

I have encountered a strange bug recently. I used to always print with a raft and forced the addition of 1 loop of skirt. I liked to use the skirt loop to clear away any stray ooze of filament in a way that wouldn't get in the way of the actual print, so I found [x] Force Skirt (to be used with Raft...
by 2CNK
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Tried to print without raft, nozzle plowed into bed. What am I missing?
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

Re: Tried to print without raft, nozzle plowed into bed. What am I missing?

Are you saying that the bed's zero position (in the Z plane) is different - from a software perspective - between Raft enabled and disabled? I didn't expect that. Nozzle-from-bed distance (adjusted via the screw) when this happened was set to zero at close to 0.2mm - the factory default. But the noz...
by 2CNK
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Tried to print without raft, nozzle plowed into bed. What am I missing?
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

Tried to print without raft, nozzle plowed into bed. What am I missing?

Some time ago (a few months probably) I decided to experiment with printing with no raft. I turned Raft off and made no other changes, and tried to print a 20mm calibration box. Printing started but I could tell it didn't look right -- nozzle way too close to the print surface. I stopped the print a...
by 2CNK
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Omg!.. Where is Ripley from ALIEN to help!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 5022

Re: Omg!.. Where is Ripley from ALIEN to help!!!

I'm going to try one myself, doing all the parts at full size means three batches. I didn't think of scaling down, that's a clever idea especially as it still looks an excellent size.
by 2CNK
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Omg!.. Where is Ripley from ALIEN to help!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 5022

Re: Omg!.. Where is Ripley from ALIEN to help!!!

That is really nice! I have been wanting to try printing that one myself. Any other tips?
by 2CNK
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PETG - it's a first for me !
Replies: 13
Views: 3463

Re: PETG - it's a first for me !

Thanks for sharing! The filaments.ca PLA is my go-to for regular workaday prints, and it was thanks to someone else sharing their results and settings here that I was able to get going with it easily. I hadn't really wanted to mess with other filaments yet, but with the info here I might try out a P...
by 2CNK
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: 0.8mm Nozzle, but top of Raft looks incorrect in preview
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: 0.8mm Nozzle, but top of Raft looks incorrect in preview

Thank you Vicky, that makes sense.

In the meantime I will print the raft with my default left extruder, and the model with the right extruder. That should match the software's expectations.
by 2CNK
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: 0.8mm Nozzle, but top of Raft looks incorrect in preview
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

0.8mm Nozzle, but top of Raft looks incorrect in preview

Can anyone help me understand what I'm looking at here? I installed a 0.8mm nozzle on the right extruder, my plan is to use it for special occasions when I want to print large prints. (ideaMaker does not really expect the two extruders to have different nozzles, so I made a new printer profile with ...
by 2CNK
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Need suggestions on how to fix this hot end problem
Replies: 8
Views: 3177

Re: Need suggestions on how to fix this hot end problem

the screw is likely to be hardened steel (8.8 or 10.9 grade) which a drill wont touch (unless you use carbide tip bits) but even so they are so small in diameter that you will need a stable drill press to avoid breaking the drill. either way, the heater block is kapput. I already ordered a replacem...
by 2CNK
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Need suggestions on how to fix this hot end problem
Replies: 8
Views: 3177

Re: Need suggestions on how to fix this hot end problem (solved)

@Wibb, ouch that is messy looking. That seems you can only unplug the cables from the extrude board and remove the whole hotend and cables from the head part. Then check whether you can get the heating cartridge out. Or you need to replace a new alu-block and heating cartridge. That is what I did in...
by 2CNK
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: ideaMaker 2.2.3 Release Note 2016.8.25
Replies: 47
Views: 13900

Re: ideaMaker 2.2.3 Release Note 2016.8.25

I fiddle with my settings all the time and I haven't noticed this problem. Strange!
by 2CNK
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Need suggestions on how to fix this hot end problem
Replies: 8
Views: 3177

Re: Need suggestions on how to fix this hot end problem

I managed to get the hot end off, but it's a mystery how to get that screw out - might have to just drill it out.
by 2CNK
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Need suggestions on how to fix this hot end problem
Replies: 8
Views: 3177

Need suggestions on how to fix this hot end problem

I got my first clogged nozzle; the metal rod didn't help neither did an unload and reload, so next step was to remove the hot end. I was following the guide at https://www.raise3d.com/pages/extruder-clog-cleaning but the tip of the hex wrench broke off inside one of the heating cartridge screws. I c...
by 2CNK
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Experienced printer people: does it make sense to use dual-head in this way?
Replies: 2
Views: 1293

Re: Experienced printer people: does it make sense to use dual-head in this way?

Hmm. Going to something bigger like 0.6mm or 0.8mm hardened instead is an interesting alternative (and smaller on a second, smaller printer). I think I like that idea, and not just because it's an excuse for a second printer.
by 2CNK
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Experienced printer people: does it make sense to use dual-head in this way?
Replies: 2
Views: 1293

Experienced printer people: does it make sense to use dual-head in this way?

I have a dual-head printer but I never use the second head. I got the idea to put an 0.2mm nozzle on the right print head, and leave the 0.4mm stock nozzle on the left. This way I can use the left nozzle for most normal printing, and use the right nozzle for the occasional small high detail print - ...
by 2CNK
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Raise3D filament=Polymaker?
Replies: 6
Views: 2082

Re: Raise3D filament=Polymaker?

I really love R3D's premium PLA filament but shipping is very expensive to Canada from their online store. I wish I could get it from a local supplier.

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