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by Vagulus
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Delamination problem
Replies: 54
Views: 10336

Re: Delamination problem

Perhaps my problems is not so much 'delamination' as 'lack of lamination' . Consider when trying to print these 200220-ChewbsFinished-480x643.jpg when starting to print the tubes on the Raft (still using eSun PLA+) the first layer does not stick to the Raft 200220-ChewbsStarting-480x643.jpg I haven'...
by Vagulus
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Delamination problem
Replies: 54
Views: 10336

Re: Delamination problem

Yes - that released okay, no struggle, but it is pretty small and so would be relatively easy to get off. Anyway, it certainly was not glued to the Raft. Speaking of rafts, you printed the raft with the Left Extruder. Any particular reason? 200220-Raise3D-TestpieceRelease-480x643.jpg Note the bottom...
by Vagulus
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Missing Explanation of Settings
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: Missing Explanation of Settings

Thanks Vicky
by Vagulus
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Delamination problem
Replies: 54
Views: 10336

Re: Delamination problem

Vicky@Raise3D wrote:Would you like to advise which type of PLA you are currently using?

I use eSun filament - in this case PLA+.

Vicky@Raise3D wrote:Has you swapped nozzle or hotend recently on your printer?

No.

Vicky@Raise3D wrote:Did you print with top lid on or off?

Lid off. (Using a Pro2.)
by Vagulus
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Delamination problem
Replies: 54
Views: 10336

Re: Delamination problem

DeftCAD wrote:Why are you printing on support material?

Many of my mechanical devices have several different levels - shelves for example -and the bottom side of a shelf must be resting on support. I want the underside of the shelf to print cleanly.

Why do you ask?
by Vagulus
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Missing Explanation of Settings
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: Missing Explanation of Settings

Sorry, Vicky, but there is still one missing.
What is Ironing?
I see that Ironing Flowrate is defaulted to 5%. Isn't that very little? Also, Ironing Speed is low at 10 mm/s.
What is supposed to be happening here?

Thanks
by Vagulus
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Missing Explanation of Settings
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: Missing Explanation of Settings

Yes. The on-line manual does cover these areas B U T when I download a fresh copy of the manual it is the same as the old one and does not cover these areas.
Curiouser and curiouser! ;)
by Vagulus
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is it OK to buy the Pro 2 now?
Replies: 18
Views: 5602

Re: Is it OK to buy the Pro 2 now?

I have had my Pro2 for about a year. It has worked hard and well - any problems have been of my making (being a beginner at the 3DP game). My only gripe is that the printing head parts are (fashionably) black. That means that there is no contrast and I have difficulty seeing what I am doing when I a...
by Vagulus
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Missing Explanation of Settings
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Missing Explanation of Settings

On page 93 of the ideaMaker Manual we are dealing with the settings on the Infill Tab (fig 5.35). This page works down the left hand side of the Tab itself Infill Settings-640x441.png Being interested in the right hand side of that tab Unknown Section-620x640.png I turn to page 94 of the manual and ...
by Vagulus
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Delamination problem
Replies: 54
Views: 10336

Delamination problem

When, for example, I print the Raise Medallion the obverse surface is barely acceptable Medallion Obverse-478x640.jpg but the reverse is horrendous Medallion Reverse-478x640.jpg It seems that the struggle - and it is quite a struggle - to get the medallion off the support material (this was printed ...
by Vagulus
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Messy horizontal surfaces
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Messy horizontal surfaces

Also, a good time to get your starting and ending gcode corrected and stop guessing what flow rate the printer is using and know you are starting with 100%. I did quite a bit of mucking around with settings, figuring that my Pro2 wasn't likely to blow up if I made some humongous gaffe. I checked Ad...
by Vagulus
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Messy horizontal surfaces
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Messy horizontal surfaces

Also, a good time to get your starting and ending gcode corrected and stop guessing what flow rate the printer is using and know you are starting with 100%. Suggest reading this entire topic (multiple posts) to understand the complexity and remedies (editing starting and ending gcode default sequen...
by Vagulus
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Messy horizontal surfaces
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Messy horizontal surfaces

Horizontal surfaces printed on my Pro2 are anything but neat: 200115-0.5kgReelSupportDetail-478x640.jpg I have reduced the nozzle temperature and included 1mm of Z-Hop at Retraction since that photo was taken and things have improved a lot but the horizontal surface finishes are still not good - thi...
by Vagulus
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Beware mid-print filament change
Replies: 1
Views: 656

Beware mid-print filament change

On of the features of the Pro2 which attracted me to the machine was its capability to pause on filament runout and pick up where it left off after filament replacement. On two occasions recently I have followed the Raise3D Tutorial ( How to Reload Filament After Runout Raise Academy.mp4 ) only to f...
by Vagulus
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pro2 won't extrude below 220C
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: Pro2 won't extrude below 220C

Found that, Vicky, thanks. My problem was that I read the label Load/Unload Minimum Temperature to mean reference to loading and unloading filament. I did not expect it to override normal printing extrusion. Perhaps a new version of the firmware might use the label Extrusion Minimum Temperature inst...
by Vagulus
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Why two settings for Layer Height?
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: Why two settings for Layer Height?

Thanks, folks. Both of you mention this idea: First layer depends on how well your bed is level and Z gap when home is adjusted. Example is, let's say your bed isn't super level or perfectly flat. Use a larger first layer so that there is room to comensate for the unlevelness. Doesn't the presence o...
by Vagulus
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pro2 won't extrude below 220C
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Pro2 won't extrude below 220C

I must have changed a setting somewhere.
Suddenly the extruder motors in my Pro2 will not run unless the nozzle temperature is at or above 220C.

Any ideas on what setting I have maladjusted?

Thanks
by Vagulus
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Why two settings for Layer Height?
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Why two settings for Layer Height?

ideaMaker offers two settings or layer height, 'Layer Height' and 'First Layer Height'?
Why two?
Should they be different? If so, what is the advantage?

Thanks
by Vagulus
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Using Ultimaker Cura with a Pro2
Replies: 2
Views: 2577

Using Ultimaker Cura with a Pro2

An earlier thread raised the idea of using Ultimaker's CURA Slicer with my Pro2 instead of ideaMaker. Having downloaded Cura 4.3.0 and having had a little play with it has raised another question. Does the gCode the Ultimaker software produce work with a Pro2? There is a setting for an N2 Plus Dual ...
by Vagulus
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Getting quality finish in First Layer
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: Getting quality finish in First Layer

I usually start by loosening all of the center screws and then adjusting each corner until roughly level. Check the center (which will probably appear to be high due to rod sag from the weight of the print head) and then adjust the inner points. It’s a tedious process. If you try leveling anything ...

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