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by basilfawlty
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filament problem
Replies: 13
Views: 4064

Re: Filament problem

Thanks. I'll play around with that on my next print job tonight.
by basilfawlty
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filament problem
Replies: 13
Views: 4064

Re: Filament problem

That's a good thought, to slow things down. Pardon my ignorance but I'm new to 3D printing. Where does one adjust the print speed in Ideamaker? Is it just a matter of reducing the flow rate?
by basilfawlty
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Filament problem
Replies: 13
Views: 4064

Re: Filament problem

During my experimenting with clogging or filament stripping I increased the temperature from 240 to up to 260 for abs but it failed with the same frequency at all temperatures.
by basilfawlty
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filament problem
Replies: 13
Views: 4064

Re: Filament problem

I agree. I wonder if the machine logs temperature over time. I suspect that's not the case.

If the temperature probe is working correctly I guess I could record the lcd screen and try to monitor the temperature that way. Just to see if I can spot any fluctuations in temperature over time.
by basilfawlty
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filament problem
Replies: 13
Views: 4064

Re: Filament problem

This is exactly the same issue myself and others are encountering. I thought I had it licked by adjusting the tension but I had it stop again yesterday. I assume that it is due to the nozzle clogging but brand new nozzles haven't fixed the problem. HansV, what type and brand of filament are you using?
by basilfawlty
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project Bondtech Extruder
Replies: 719
Views: 172934

Re: Project Bondtech Extruder

Brilliant summary. Thanks.
by basilfawlty
Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project Bondtech Extruder
Replies: 719
Views: 172934

Re: Project Bondtech Extruder

Great feedback. What is involved in removing and flipping the sprocket?
by basilfawlty
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Packaging
Replies: 4
Views: 1850

Re: Packaging

Really? It's stuck that tightly? Mine came off with no problem at all. You're talking about the 2 large lego-like pieces?
by basilfawlty
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magnified Pictures of Nozzles - Fascinating!
Replies: 12
Views: 3172

Re: Magnified Pictures of Nozzles - Fascinating!

That is helpful information. Thank you Vicky. Does the coating affect the temperature by a certain percentage? That is, when using a coated nozzle should I be increasing the nozzle by a calculated percentage or a specific number of degrees?
by basilfawlty
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magnified Pictures of Nozzles - Fascinating!
Replies: 12
Views: 3172

Re: Magnified Pictures of Nozzles - Fascinating!

That's interesting. Are there any benefits to the non-coated version? The prices seem to be the same for coated and non-coated.
by basilfawlty
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anything I need to be aware of before purchasing?
Replies: 9
Views: 3156

Re: Anything I need to be aware of before purchasing?

I think you should be aware that you may need to level the bed (no kit necessary). Mine wasn't even remotely flat. If you're printing anything large you'll want a perfectly level bed. It's not super difficult but a bit annoying considering they advertise a bed that is factory leveled.
by basilfawlty
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magnified Pictures of Nozzles - Fascinating!
Replies: 12
Views: 3172

Magnified Pictures of Nozzles - Fascinating!

Over the last 30 days I've struggled with stopped prints. I'm still not 100% sure of the cause but things seem to be running smoothly now. As I was diagnosing various components I put my nozzles under a microscope and was fascinated by what I saw. This is a brand new Raise3D brass nozzle. It looks w...
by basilfawlty
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project Bondtech Extruder
Replies: 719
Views: 172934

Re: Project Bondtech Extruder

Thanks Dan. That's good to know before I get started. :)
by basilfawlty
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suddenly stopping extrusion.
Replies: 22
Views: 8544

Re: Suddenly stopping extrusion.

Thanks for the advice. That might be a great first step.
by basilfawlty
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Suddenly stopping extrusion.
Replies: 22
Views: 8544

Re: Suddenly stopping extrusion.

Hi Vicky. I unload it every time it stops. I unload it from the extruder, pull out the filament and trim off about 30cm and then reload it. I wish I knew what the actual problem was. The extruder gears are as tight as they can get. I'm not sure if the filament is defective (I have 30 rolls of it!) o...
by basilfawlty
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suddenly stopping extrusion.
Replies: 22
Views: 8544

Re: Suddenly stopping extrusion.

I see a bondtech extruder in my future. :)
by basilfawlty
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suddenly stopping extrusion.
Replies: 22
Views: 8544

Re: Suddenly stopping extrusion.

Bad news. Another clog. This one was very frustrating in hour 42 of a 4 44 hour print. :(
by basilfawlty
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Suddenly stopping extrusion.
Replies: 22
Views: 8544

Re: Suddenly stopping extrusion.

I reduced the gear distance and that seems to have helped. A 45 hour print completed without a problem. I've got another long print started to make sure it wasn't luck. I changed the quality settings from speed to fine and changed the temperature to really test it out. Thanks for the advice from eve...
by basilfawlty
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project Bondtech Extruder
Replies: 719
Views: 172934

Re: Project Bondtech Extruder

Thanks for the feedback. I do use ideamaker. I would also be using the stock motors with the bondtech kit for the N2+ (dual). I have reduced the raise gear gap and will test that before taking the plunge.

I appreciate all the help. :)
by basilfawlty
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project Bondtech Extruder
Replies: 719
Views: 172934

Re: Project Bondtech Extruder

If you have a single extruder upgrade is very easy to do imo. If you will use two extruders you need to splice the wire to the second stepper motor as it will be a bowden setup, other than that it is very easy. You can use Jetguys fw in the first post. Or you can use original fw and only add "...

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