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by red
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inner Shell Showing through outer, in preview - insights appreciated
Replies: 13
Views: 2252

Re: Inner Shell Showing through outer, in preview - insights appreciated

To add to my woes, 12 hours into my print, one of the feet/legs popped off its support. This happens over and over. I guess Zhop is my only hope. I had Dense Support Layers set to 3. It also appear the bottom of the foot didn't form correctly. I have ton of stringing, I know. Running at 205 degrees....
by red
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inner Shell Showing through outer, in preview - insights appreciated
Replies: 13
Views: 2252

Re: Inner Shell Showing through outer, in preview - insights appreciated

May I ask .stl, .idea and .gcode files to have a look? Hi Vicky, sure thing. Do you have an email I can send it to? It is a work related project, so I am not able to post it publicly. Here is the print in progress. It appears that indeed layers are missing. Thank you for your help. IMG_20190605_092...
by red
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inner Shell Showing through outer, in preview - insights appreciated
Replies: 13
Views: 2252

Re: Inner Shell Showing through outer, in preview - insights appreciated

May I ask .stl, .idea and .gcode files to have a look? Hi Vicky, sure thing. Do you have an email I can send it to? It is a work related project, so I am not able to post it publicly. Here is the print in progress. It appears that indeed layers are missing. Thank you for your help. IMG_20190605_092...
by red
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inner Shell Showing through outer, in preview - insights appreciated
Replies: 13
Views: 2252

Inner Shell Showing through outer, in preview - insights appreciated

Hey folks - After slicing for my Pro2, I am seeing the inner shell showing through my outer, as if there is a layer missing.

Any ideas? The meshes have been "repaired" but perhaps some gremlins were left behind?

Your perspectives are appreciated. Thanks.

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by red
Wed May 01, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Long Print Time with Pro2?
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: Long Print Time with Pro2?

I've seen a few posts here and there commenting on the Pro2 taking longer to print something compared to other printer brands. First thing to check is if you're using the latest software and motion control firmware. Second is a much longer answer. Condensed, it comes down to what the slicing softwa...
by red
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Long Print Time with Pro2?
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: Long Print Time with Pro2?

Would recommend you to slice your model with 1.0mm nozzle size and extrusion width and larger layer height and check out the preview to see whether all the features you need are sliced out properly. Thanks Vicky. Do you mean after I install the 1mm nozzle, or use those settings with the stock nozzle?
by red
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Long Print Time with Pro2?
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Long Print Time with Pro2?

Hey folks - I'm still getting the hang of my Pro2, and can't help but feel my print times are long. This print is estimated with PLA at 24 hours, on "Speed" and 10% infill. That's about 10 hours more than the estimate given for my SLA machine. I have a 1mm nozzle waiting to be installed fo...
by red
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Preparing to swap nozzle - Any last minute advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 3719

Re: Preparing to swap nozzle - Any last minute advice?

Thanks Vicky!
by red
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Preparing to swap nozzle - Any last minute advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 3719

Re: Preparing to swap nozzle - Any last minute advice?

Hey PTXer - Glad I'm not the only one with trepidations. The procedure seems pretty straight forward, though not trivial. I'm very concerned about not tightening correctly, recalibrating, etc. Its not imperative that I do the swap, but man I'd love to speed up my big prints where I'm not concerned a...
by red
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Preparing to swap nozzle - Any last minute advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 3719

Preparing to swap nozzle - Any last minute advice?

Hey all - I am planning to swap out the factory nozzle on my Pro2 with a 1mm nozzle. I'm hoping to speed up my large prints. I have found the how-to pages for removing the hot-end, and for swapping nozzles. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1069/4816/files/402_-_Hot_End_Replacement_Compressed.pdf?13...
by red
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated

Z hop will increase some print time, but won't be a lot. Please make sure that you are running the latest version of ideaMaker which can provide you more accurate result of estimated printing time. From the picture of your prints you attached before, the print quality looks fine. I'm curious about ...
by red
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated

I've come into my studio this morning only to find that some newly printed supports have been knocked over.

This problem is a new development, with the only variable being a different brand of filament (Hatchbox PLA).
by red
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated

markm wrote:One think I've run into was the nozzle would hit the tops of the print and knock the support or the parts over, I used z-hop to get around it.


I could see that. Thank you for the tip. Does it bump up your print times much?
by red
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated

Have you tried Solid Base Layer and Dense Support Layer for the structure to increase its strength? Hi Vicky, thank you for your reply. I have not done that. I am very new to Ideamaker, as well as FFF printing, having come from SLA. I have found both of those option, but am not 100% what they accom...
by red
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Print detached from support during printing - Advice Appreciated

Hi - I am printing with a brand new/sealed roll of PLA from Hatchbox. At some point in the night one of the parts of a print, detached from the supports and I came to find a bit of a rat's nest where the printer continued to extrude into empty space. The rest of the print appears ok, and the only ot...
by red
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Any experiences using Matterhackers Build Series Filament?
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Any experiences using Matterhackers Build Series Filament?

Have used both Build and Pro series PLA from them and have not experienced any issues besides the Pro series reels not fitting in the cabinet. Build series reels are OK. I haven't printed anything complicated with that filament yet as I am just starting out using this printer. I like that I can get...
by red
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Any experiences using Matterhackers Build Series Filament?
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Any experiences using Matterhackers Build Series Filament?

PLA specifically. It's $19.99 per kg, so the price is right, but I'm curious as to how it runs? While I'm using a Pro2, I'm interested in hearing all perspectives/experiences.

Thanks.

https://www.matterhackers.com/store/l/1 ... k/MPL0Q8ZD
by red
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: 1/2 Scale Cow Skull
Replies: 2
Views: 2606

Re: 1/2 Scale Cow Skull

Jay_Omega wrote:That's pretty cool.

What program did you use for the photogrammetry?



Thank you, Jay. I appreciate that. I used Agisoft Photoscan.
by red
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: 1/2 Scale Cow Skull
Replies: 2
Views: 2606

1/2 Scale Cow Skull

I printed this on my Pro2, with the speed setting. It is approximately 9 inches from base of skull to snout, and was derived from a scan, I made using photogrammetry. The horns were sculpted in Zbrush. The print was post processed with Smooth-On XTC epoxy, mixed with Quarry Tone powder, and finished...
by red
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any pro-tips for using dissolving supports?
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: Any pro-tips for using dissolving supports?

I need to start printing cleaner overhangs and I'm REALLY hoping that using disolvable supports will help with that. Does anyone do this regularly? can you offer an pro-tips? Large ABS+ prints have a hard enough time sticking to build platforms. Is it really going to stick to hips or am I just drea...

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