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by zemlin
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Grounding out the filament guide tube
Replies: 5
Views: 1483

Re: Grounding out the filament guide tube

Are you talking about a house-zap, or a static shock? If static, that tubing is not conductive so grounding won't accomplish anything - those electrons won't go anywhere in a material that doesn't conduct.

If it's a house-current zap, you have other, more serious issues.
by zemlin
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bondtech BMG upgrade for the N series
Replies: 212
Views: 63623

Re: Bondtech BMG upgrade for the N series

I've been using my N2+ which has the Dual Direct Bondtech and an N2 at the day job which has the stock extruder. I haven't seen mention of the surface finish improvement from the Bondtech - here's what I've seen: I ran the same g-code file on both printers with the same material (Hatchbox black ABS)...
by zemlin
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: PETG Settings
Replies: 64
Views: 13737

Re: PETG Settings

I use 3M 468MP Adhesive Transfer Tape, 12" squares from Amazon to stick my PEI to the build plate. I use an aluminum plate, but the glass should work fine. I use a 3M 71601 Blue Plastic Squeegee to help lay the adhesive down. These also work great for applying Kapton to glass. Getting the sheet...
by zemlin
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thicker glass bed... questions and thoughts.
Replies: 12
Views: 2181

Re: Thicker glass bed... questions and thoughts.

I've searched the forums for the actual thickness of the OEM glass plate. Some say 1/8" on the forums which is 3.175 mm. I haven't removed my buildtak yet to get the thickness. Does anyone know the exact thickness of the OEM glass plate? I have 3 plates from Raise with exposed edges. I measure...
by zemlin
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: New Acceleration and Jerk settings
Replies: 12
Views: 5985

Re: New Acceleration and Jerk settings

{REPLACE "; outer perimeter\n" "; outer perimeter\nM204 P400\n"} {REPLACE "; inner perimeter\n" "; inner perimeter\nM204 P1000\n"} {REPLACE "; solid layer\n" "; solid layer\nM204 P1000\n"} {REPLACE "; infill\n" "; infill\nM2...
by zemlin
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: New Acceleration and Jerk settings
Replies: 12
Views: 5985

Re: New Acceleration and Jerk settings

Or do I have to calibrate the values? And if so how? It's not the sort of thing that has one right answer. Speed, acceleration, and jerk have a big impact on build times, part quality and appearance. You need to find the balance point for your prints and what's most important to you. For me it's be...
by zemlin
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: New Acceleration and Jerk settings
Replies: 12
Views: 5985

Re: New Acceleration and Jerk settings

I generally run 60mm/s overall. 30mm/s for outer perimeters and solid infill. 1600 mm/s^2 X & Y accel 12 XY Jerk 5000 mm/s^2 extruder accel 5000 Extruder jerk. I get a little ringing, but overall parts look pretty darn good with these settings. I have this in my start script M201 X1600 Y1600 E50...
by zemlin
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Print Bed Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Re: Print Bed Problem

FWIW, you should have the doors open and lid off when printing PLA.
by zemlin
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: IdeaMaker won't read Network Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: IdeaMaker won't read Network Drive

Vicky@Raise3D wrote:May I have more details about the Network Drive you are using?
NAS or Remote Computer or some other type?

It's the company server. If I check the properties of the mapped drive It shows as

Projects (\\Server) (V:)
DATA2
Network Drive
NTFS

Security on the drive:
Capture.JPG
by zemlin
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: My bed mods
Replies: 11
Views: 2888

Re: My bed mods

Bed clips in the build area is a pretty common practice on desktop 3D printers.
I need to run a modified firmware to reach the limits of the build surface since I've extended the Y-axis travel, but with that I have printed a 12" circle.
by zemlin
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: My bed mods
Replies: 11
Views: 2888

Re: My bed mods

When I use the screen to move the head around I don't even get 300 mm in the y axis before it bumps the back.. And If i have to use the origin as beginning the nozzle will also hit the front clips if I want to use those (less than) 300 mm. I don't get it, am I missing something here? I thought the ...
by zemlin
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: PETG stringing
Replies: 7
Views: 2914

Re: PETG stringing

I have not tried printing PETG on the Buildtak. I use a PEI build surface for PETG. I have also used Kapton film with good results. I run my build platform at 80C. Nozzle temp settings vary with the brand/color of filament I am running. I print vase-mode cubes at different temperatures to find the p...
by zemlin
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Software
Topic: display error
Replies: 4
Views: 1514

Re: display error

Looks more like an overlay issue with the model vs platform background - that the perspective between the build platform and the part isn't quite right - which would just be an issue with the preview generation. the cones appear to be vertical, which i'm guessing they should be.
by zemlin
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: PETG stringing
Replies: 7
Views: 2914

Re: PETG stringing

PETG won't tolerate any over-extrusion. I print a vase-mode cube to calibrate my extrusion multiplier, and deduct 5% from the nominal. I don't use any z-hop and I have travels "avoid crossing outline" (S3D). I'm guessing the Ideamaker equivalent is "Avoid Traveling Through Holes"...
by zemlin
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: N2 Evolution since October
Replies: 3
Views: 888

N2 Evolution since October

I purchased my first Raise3D printer at the end of October - that was an N2+. I just received my second machine, an N2. Thought I'd share what I noticed while unpacking the machine - the differences between the two machines. The first thing I noticed is that the limit switches on the X, Y, and Z axe...
by zemlin
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Throat tube doesn't tighten
Replies: 11
Views: 2015

Re: Throat tube doesn't tighten

The factory setscrews for the throat are brass. Real easy to round out the socket. I replaced the throat setscrews with these: https://www.mcmaster.com/#94085a091/ Brass tip so they won't damage the threads - steel body so they'll survive a wrench - plus a bit of high-temp anti-seize just to be sure...
by zemlin
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Cannot get a good print
Replies: 40
Views: 9444

Re: Cannot get a good print

On top of all the above comments, have patience. I've been at this for 2 years now and I'm still getting better with every step. It's not a plug-n-play process, and it will take time for you to figure out what works best for you. Also, regarding speed - everything is a trade-off. I sometimes print f...
by zemlin
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: IdeaMaker won't read Network Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

IdeaMaker won't read Network Drive

Have mapped network drives here. I was going to put all my N2 stuff on the network so others can access it. IdeaMaker won't open up mapped drives. Anyone else see this?
by zemlin
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a COOL Vase-Mode model
Replies: 7
Views: 4187

Re: Looking for a COOL Vase-Mode model

This might fit the bill. I have some silver material that would probably look good. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1535483
by zemlin
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a COOL Vase-Mode model
Replies: 7
Views: 4187

Re: Looking for a COOL Vase-Mode model

Thanks for the ideas - keep 'em coming!

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