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by basilfawlty
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project Bondtech Extruder
Replies: 719
Views: 172929

Re: Project Bondtech Extruder

I'm considering the bondtech upgrade for my N2+. After reading through most of this thread I'm a little unsure how complicated the whole thing is. I'm totally fine with the mechanical end. Is messing with the firmware also required or is the bondtech kit plug and play?
by basilfawlty
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Suddenly stopping extrusion.
Replies: 22
Views: 8542

Re: Suddenly stopping extrusion.

Thanks Vicky. I'll try that out next.

Do you have any documentation or a video on adjusting the gear distance?
by basilfawlty
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Filament monitor
Replies: 76
Views: 24946

Re: Filament monitor

I agree with you. It's just hard to replace a major part on an almost brand new machine.

Am I correct in assuming that I'd need the Rev2 Extruder for a new machine? http://shop.bondtech.se/ec/upgrade-kits ... rev-2.html
by basilfawlty
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Filament monitor
Replies: 76
Views: 24946

Re: Filament monitor

I'm not completely opposed to the idea but I feel like I just bought a new car and now I'm being told that it will work properly if I would just buy a new engine. :)
by basilfawlty
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Suddenly stopping extrusion.
Replies: 22
Views: 8542

Re: Suddenly stopping extrusion.

Brand new nozzle = Failed.

Trying a new roll of filament.
by basilfawlty
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filament monitor
Replies: 76
Views: 24946

Re: Filament monitor

I'm struggling with daily clogged nozzles and stripped filament at the moment.

I'd love to be a beta tester of the filament monitor if you're looking for one. :)
by basilfawlty
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suddenly stopping extrusion.
Replies: 22
Views: 8542

Re: Suddenly stopping extrusion.

Thanks for the suggestions. The filament extrudes cleanly during loading. No curling. That's the strange part. Everything works so smoothly when I unload/reload. I think it's a good idea to give the nozzle a cleaning anyway so I'll see if that helps. I do have a new nozzle as well so I can test that...
by basilfawlty
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suddenly stopping extrusion.
Replies: 22
Views: 8542

Suddenly stopping extrusion.

I've been printing steadily for a month with eSun ABS+ filament with no extrusions issues. As of two days ago most jobs fail because the printer stops extruding. I don't see any issues on the roll end so I assume it's on the nozzle end. I can unload the filament no problem and when I reload it comes...
by basilfawlty
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Left Nozzle Strike Breaking Supports and Thin Parts
Replies: 15
Views: 4402

Re: Left Nozzle Strike Breaking Supports and Thin Parts

It's been working great ever since. I know the temperature might be out of spec for the grease but it seems to be doing the job. No leaks and the nozzle heats up without a problem.
by basilfawlty
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers
Replies: 54
Views: 16740

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Tape (see link) with ABS slurry. I've had the printer for a month and I think I've experimented with about a dozen materials so far. :) Up next is the BTSN2 plate with 3DLac adhesive. https://www.amazon.com/Maxi-257-06-Green-3D-Printer/dp/B00IUBY1RY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476906829&sr=8-1&a...
by basilfawlty
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers
Replies: 54
Views: 16740

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Looks like we have the same idea. My print is over 60 hours so I take extra precautions to prevent warping. As you know, a good start is the key to a successful print. :) I also only want support on parts that touch the bed so I design my own ears to go around the bits that need it. IMG_0651.JPG
by basilfawlty
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers
Replies: 54
Views: 16740

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

That's good to know. My parts are ABS+ corner to corner. They REALLY want to warp. :) I've been printing on buildtak too. I added 1mm mouse ears to each end and a print pause at 1.1mm in ideamaker. When the print pauses I put clamps on the mouse ears (since they go to the edge of the glass) and then...
by basilfawlty
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers
Replies: 54
Views: 16740

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Michael wrote:Hi Evan,

We are testing with ABS & getting ready to test with Nylon.

Evan wrote:Have you tested with aquanet and ABS?


Any results to share from the ABS testing yet?
by basilfawlty
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Left Nozzle Strike Breaking Supports and Thin Parts
Replies: 15
Views: 4402

Re: Left Nozzle Strike Breaking Supports and Thin Parts

Artic 5 is made for heat transfer, not sealing. Also it is only good for up to 150c. http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silver_thermal_adhesive.htm Good point. High temp pipe sealant is likely a better choice but I had loads of thermal paste around so I thought I'd give it a go. You could go with s...
by basilfawlty
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Left Nozzle Strike Breaking Supports and Thin Parts
Replies: 15
Views: 4402

Re: Left Nozzle Strike Breaking Supports and Thin Parts

I just unscrewed the nozzle and used thermal paste as a thread sealer. For pipes I would use teflon tape or liquid teflon but for this high-heat application it seemed like thermal paste made the most sense. This is an example of thermal paste, sometimes called thermal grease. https://www.amazon.com/...
by basilfawlty
Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Left Nozzle Strike Breaking Supports and Thin Parts
Replies: 15
Views: 4402

Re: Left Nozzle Strike Breaking Supports and Thin Parts

Thanks for the clarification Vicky.
by basilfawlty
Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filament monitor
Replies: 76
Views: 24946

Re: Filament monitor

That's great news Vicky. Looking forward to more updates!
by basilfawlty
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Left Nozzle Strike Breaking Supports and Thin Parts
Replies: 15
Views: 4402

Re: Left Nozzle Strike Breaking Supports and Thin Parts

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm learning a lot! jetguy: Is there a detailed guide on ideaMaker's support options? I have a lot of questions. What is the difference between normal and pillar? What do the overhang angle and pillar size do? And what is dense support? walshlg :The hop sounds like a ...
by basilfawlty
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Left Nozzle Strike Breaking Supports and Thin Parts
Replies: 15
Views: 4402

Left Nozzle Strike Breaking Supports and Thin Parts

I'm having an issue with the left nozzle breaking supports and other thin parts. I'm printing PLA with raft and support. There is no curling of the raft and parts are sticking to the raft before getting broken off. I've tried nozzle heights from 2mm to 2.5mm and it doesn't seem to make a difference....
by basilfawlty
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mount for GoPro
Replies: 8
Views: 3297

Re: Mount for GoPro

I designed a mount that will work with any small camera that uses a standard camera mount, including Go-Pros.

Check it out here and see if it'll work for you.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1794966

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