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by zemlin
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: RINGING the electromechanical challenge
Replies: 37
Views: 9587

Re: RINGING the electromechanical challenge

I'm wondering how well carbon fiber rod would work with the ball bushings on the gantry. I'm thinking that it wouldn't be a good match. There are polymer linear bushings that would probably swap out, but I'd expect to lose a little precision going that route.
by zemlin
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Shiny Christmas!
Replies: 4
Views: 2413

Re: Shiny Christmas!

That might be interesting printed in clear and stuffed full of blinky colored lights.
by zemlin
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Simplify3D vs IdeaMaker3 - your opinion?
Replies: 7
Views: 1891

Re: Simplify3D vs IdeaMaker3 - your opinion?

EldRick wrote:I'd suggest Cura v3

Thank you. I've never messed with Cura. I will check it out.
It's a small group of good folks here, so experimenting with a few different programs is certainly an option.
by zemlin
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Simplify3D vs IdeaMaker3 - your opinion?
Replies: 7
Views: 1891

Simplify3D vs IdeaMaker3 - your opinion?

I've been using S3D for my other printer for a couple years now ... so I'm quite familiar with it. So far I prefer S3D to IdeaMaker which I haven't used that much. Familiarity is, no doubt, a large part of my preference. We just picked up an N2 at work, and most of the folks who will be using it do ...
by zemlin
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Feature Requests, Ideas, Wishes
Topic: Feature Request Touch Screen Sleep Mode
Replies: 5
Views: 2390

Re: Feature Request Touch Screen Sleep Mode

An LCD screen doesn't use much energy compared to the rest of the machine, but I have seen burn-in mentioned as an issue and it would certainly help reduce that. I'm all for it.
by zemlin
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Software Suggestion - Nesting Parts (or replicating)
Replies: 16
Views: 3449

Re: Software Suggestion - Nesting Parts (or replicating)

Didn't get your point. Would you like to explain more about your thoughts? Capture.JPG I took this image to mean it was someone's suggestion for part nesting. A stack of parts like this in a single build would come out looking like a solid block of support material with parts buried in the middle.
by zemlin
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Software Suggestion - Nesting Parts (or replicating)
Replies: 16
Views: 3449

Re: Software Suggestion - Nesting Parts (or replicating)

Vicky@Raise3D wrote:Or like this?
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Picking the support out of that stack would be quite the project.
by zemlin
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mount for moving the Y-axis limit switch
Replies: 1
Views: 877

Mount for moving the Y-axis limit switch

Related to this thread about increasing the soft limits in the firmware, I made a switch mount which moves the Y-axis limit switch 10mm toward the front of the printer. You will need to modify the bed platform also moving it toward the front of the printer for this to be of any value, and the modifi...
by zemlin
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PROBLEM PRINTING MULTIPLE ITEMS ON N2
Replies: 6
Views: 1863

Re: PROBLEM PRINTING MULTIPLE ITEMS ON N2

I have never had issues printing multiple components and do it often,
To say a part is "flawed" is not helpful for troubleshooting, we need to know the exact nature of the problem you are having.
by zemlin
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Print settings for 3DXTech PC/ASA
Replies: 7
Views: 2665

Re: Print settings for 3DXTech PC/ASA

I haven't tried going up to 285 on the extruder but will try that next My PC experience has been with eSun ePC and Gizmodorks PC. The Gizmo was just a fail regardless of what I tried. The eSun printed well, but I did have to go pretty high on the extruder temp to get look layer bonding. I'm thinkin...
by zemlin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Print settings for 3DXTech PC/ASA
Replies: 7
Views: 2665

Re: Print settings for 3DXTech PC/ASA

I haven't tried going up to 285 on the extruder but will try that next My PC experience has been with eSun ePC and Gizmodorks PC. The Gizmo was just a fail regardless of what I tried. The eSun printed well, but I did have to go pretty high on the extruder temp to get look layer bonding. I'm thinkin...
by zemlin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Maybe wrong settings leads to dramatic result
Replies: 3
Views: 1424

Re: Maybe wrong settings leads to dramatic result

With that ball of material on the left hot-end, I'm wondering if there was a nozzle clog which forced material out elsewhere on the hot-end. I recently installed an insulating sleeve on my machine and apparently didn't get the hot end put together just right. It didn't clog, but I ended up lining th...
by zemlin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to Switch off a Raise 3D N2 Plus
Replies: 5
Views: 2127

Re: How to Switch off a Raise 3D N2 Plus

I have a UPS sitting next to my printer. The power button on the UPS makes a more convenient switch for my setup.
by zemlin
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Heat Shields?
Replies: 7
Views: 2103

Re: Heat Shields?

Thermal energy does not seek the path of least resistance. Heat transfer is defined by the temperature differential across an interface and the thermal properties of that interface. In insulating or shielding the hot end, the key will be to ensure the thin-walled heat break is able to do its job. In...
by zemlin
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 2in-1 Out Hotend - interesting concept
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: 2in-1 Out Hotend - interesting concept

There are a number of designs for multiple feed systems into one nozzle, from what I hear they tend to have some issues with filament bleeding and mixing. Most of the time they have to use a wipe tower to reduce the filament bleed through. Not a bad thought to create a hotend like this as it can so...
by zemlin
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 2in-1 Out Hotend - interesting concept
Replies: 2
Views: 925

2in-1 Out Hotend - interesting concept

Here's a dual extruder idea I hadn't seen before.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Latest-Extrude ... Sw9fRZ09wL
Hmmmmm.
by zemlin
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New idea for insulating a hot end rapidly
Replies: 41
Views: 11616

Re: New idea for insulating a hot end rapidly

Is that
https://www.mcmaster.com/#8772k56
or
https://www.mcmaster.com/#6172t14
Wish those had turned up when I did my searching - would have added them to the order.
by zemlin
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Heat Shields?
Replies: 7
Views: 2103

Re: Heat Shields?

I haven't done anything like this. My expectation is that stainless steel would be the preferred material, as brass conducts heat fairly well. Stainless Steel sucks by comparison - 10%-20% of yellow brass.
by zemlin
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: RINGING the electromechanical challenge
Replies: 37
Views: 9587

Re: RINGING the electromechanical challenge

My thought is that on the N2/N2+ the cross-rods supporting the extruder head are probably the biggest springs in the system. I'm swamped right now, but if nobody beats me too it, I will test that theory. If I'm right, magnitude of the ringing in either axis will be dependent on the placement in the ...
by zemlin
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New idea for insulating a hot end rapidly
Replies: 41
Views: 11616

Re: New idea for insulating a hot end rapidly

I checked the rating of the hose you linked to. And it’s only rated for 390°F (200°C). Do you think that is enough? If it is I have a similar product in a local shop with the same rating I would like to try out. The heavier hose is good to 500F. I will compare the thinner tube to what I've had on t...

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