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by 2CNK
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:00 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

See, I don't agree at all -- I much preferred the control of the arrows (it's just like most CAD programs so it's very familiar) but it's just one of those things different people like differently. I preferred the arrows personally but it's not a big deal :) I really like the control ideamaker has i...
by 2CNK
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:16 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

Am I wrong, or has moving the model on the bed changed? There is an arrow for moving the model in Z only, moving in X and Y is by dragging with the mouse now. I miss the colored arrows for separate X and Y movement of models on the bed. I found it very convenient to slide models in one axis only at ...
by 2CNK
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Large Low-poly Skull (50+ hour print)
Replies: 4
Views: 2151

Re: Large Low-poly Skull (50+ hour print)

Support came off okay. It didn't pop right off everywhere and some parts of the back of the model are a little bit rougher looking due to all the support. Compared to the very nice front the back has rough spots. But the front is the presentation side so that's okay. I added another support infill a...
by 2CNK
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Large Low-poly Skull (50+ hour print)
Replies: 4
Views: 2151

Re: Large Low-poly Skull (50+ hour print)

I actually cut myself on one of the teeth!
by 2CNK
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Large Low-poly Skull (50+ hour print)
Replies: 4
Views: 2151

Large Low-poly Skull (50+ hour print)

Did this print with Filaments.ca's black PLA. The new ideaMaker's adjustable support structure angle helped a lot, since I needed tons of support to print it. Slicer setting: 0.25mm layer height 70C bed 210C extruder 40mm/s retract speed and restart speed 1.5mm retract amount -0.05mm Extra restart a...
by 2CNK
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:09 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

Has anyone else encountered walshg's problem with disappearing settings? I have customized settings and really don't want to take the chance they will disappear.
by 2CNK
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Print fan shroud/ duct at 90 degrees for strength
Replies: 14
Views: 4619

Re: Print fan shroud/ duct at 90 degrees for strength

I also had support material in mine on my N2. One of the fans snapped in two when I reached for something and happened to jab it with my fingertip. The other one had fallen apart shortly after receiving my machine. I fixed both by removing them and gluing them back together. I haven't had to replace...
by 2CNK
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!
Replies: 23
Views: 9487

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

Do you have any guidance on the specifics of ABS slurry reconditioning? i.e. what proportion of ABS to acetone, how much to apply, etc? Does it matter much?

I did a quick google search on reconditioning buildtak but didn't get any hits. Seems like a good thing to know.
by 2CNK
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: ideaMaker User Manual
Replies: 15
Views: 15574

Re: ideaMaker User Manual

Thank you, Vicky!
by 2CNK
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Software
Topic: ideaMaker User Manual
Replies: 15
Views: 15574

Re: ideaMaker User Manual

I have a question about Flow Rate for both Filament Settings (ideaMaker Printer -> Filament Settings) as well as the "TUNE" menu on the LCD. In the two situations below, is the effect the same? 1) I alter the "Flow rate" in the Filament Setting that I use from 94.00% to 90.00%, t...
by 2CNK
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Builtac lost its sticky!
Replies: 8
Views: 2330

Re: Builtac lost its sticky!

xygote wrote:I had the same issue with my buildtak after using gluestick. I think mine is wrecked too. I have another new sheet and I have a custom geckoteek plate being made. We shall see how that goes.


I'm curious about how the geckotek plates work. Let us know when you try them out!
by 2CNK
Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:53 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

Looks good! I look forward to trying some of these new features.
by 2CNK
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Birdhouse
Replies: 11
Views: 3540

Re: Birdhouse

That looks beautiful.
by 2CNK
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: How to remove custom filament settings?
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

Re: How to remove custom filament settings?

Thanks for the detailed power user tip!
by 2CNK
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!
Replies: 23
Views: 9487

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

I haven't tried 50C or other temperatures in between, I don't remember why I originally tried 60C, I don't have that recorded for some reason. I do have my results for 60C recorded, though. I preheat the bed to that temperature, then print at that temperature. I know PLA can deform under stress at t...
by 2CNK
Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!
Replies: 23
Views: 9487

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

I'm also finding it easier to just work with what BuildTak likes, but it's nice to know flipping the plate over and using aquanet will work as a backup. This is anecdotal but yesterday I did two identical prints on identical "ring" shaped rafts. 30mm wide raft, 210mm diameter. The first on...
by 2CNK
Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Raft with a built-in "notch" for helping peel would be a great feature
Replies: 3
Views: 2121

Re: Raft with a built-in "notch" for helping peel would be a great feature

That's clever. Ever since I bought one of these I have had a much easier time getting under a corner of a part or raft. (It's a Scotty Peeler SP-2) You press with a finger to ensure it's flat to the build surface, it's made to not nick what's under it (it's originally for peeling labels, etc.) 2016-...
by 2CNK
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Re: Printing a vase
Replies: 6
Views: 3973

Re: Printing a vase

This is an old post but I found this information about using a solid infill 20x20x10mm box model to surface problems related to extrusion very helpful. I have been fine-tuning printing profiles and while I was happy with the results I got on printing models, printing and carefully observing a 100% i...
by 2CNK
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone Try PolyMax?
Replies: 15
Views: 4605

Re: Anyone Try PolyMax?

Nice, thank you.

BTW based on reading I did at 3dhubs it seems Marvin's crotch pretty much always has a little dingle, the reason you describe makes sense.
by 2CNK
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BuildTak works good, if you can cope with it!
Replies: 23
Views: 9487

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 unheat...

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