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by zemlin
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Nozzle catching on small detail
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: Nozzle catching on small detail

ABS's tendency to warp is what's killing you here. The spiral arms are pulling up so they are taller. They spring down a bit when the nozzle is laying down new material but pull back up as soon as the head has moved on. Z-Hop will help here. It can increase stringing though. Since warp is the issue,...
by zemlin
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: List of Currently Used Firmware and G-Code Commands
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: List of Currently Used Firmware and G-Code Commands

fwiw, I do this sort of thing all the time with S3D using multiple processes and either printing separate parts with each process or printing vertical zones in a tower with different settings. No g-code editing required.
by zemlin
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: N Series
Topic: Source for Reasonably-Priced Nozzles
Replies: 10
Views: 2025

Re: Source for Reasonably-Priced Nozzles

I have a few bags of these - they've worked fine. They are shorter than the Raise nozzles, but otherwise they fit/work fine.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XH ... UTF8&psc=1
by zemlin
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Rafts Y/N? (Supports not sticking to bed)
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: Rafts Y/N? (Supports not sticking to bed)

If your raft is hard to remove, increase the separation distance between the raft and your first layer. In IdeaMaker it is "Raft Gap from Model". Adjust the value and print a small test part to check the setting - keep at it until you get the results you want before running a big print. Yo...
by zemlin
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where the devil are the silicone hot-end covers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

Re: Where the devil are the silicone hot-end covers?

Do you need to clean up the heating blocks and nozzles before fitting the socks? Mine have had some close encounters with failed prints, but I wouldn't say the build up is excessive. Probably not critical as I would not expect the silicone to adhere to the plastic residue, but it should be pretty e...
by zemlin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Pro2 Series
Topic: Compliment for Raise3D Pro2
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Compliment for Raise3D Pro2

Sounds like it might be worth investing in a UPS for your setup so restarting is not required except in the case of a lengthy outage.
by zemlin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where the devil are the silicone hot-end covers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

Re: Where the devil are the silicone hot-end covers?

Was wondering that myself.
by zemlin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Printing ABS
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Re: Printing ABS

EldRick wrote:In my experience Buildtak isn't worth a darn for ABS

My go-to surface for ABS and PETG is PEI.
by zemlin
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Printing ABS
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Re: Printing ABS

All ABS filaments are not created equal. I've had good luck with Hatchbox. My current go-to is eSun ABS+. I never got good results on larger parts with eSun ABS. I have tried other ABS filaments and had warp issues. What bed temp are you running - and do you have the fan covers installed, doors clos...
by zemlin
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PETG on Pro2
Replies: 6
Views: 1455

Re: PETG on Pro2

PETG temps depend on the brand and color - I print small vase-mode test parts at different temps to find the best layer-bonding strength. Usually lands between 240C and 270C.
by zemlin
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rough prints against support material
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: Rough prints against support material

Check your separation layers. For disolvable support you should have separation at zero.
by zemlin
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Poor quality and printhead drag
Replies: 18
Views: 3164

Re: Poor quality and printhead drag

Without knowing where you are starting from, higher or lower doesn't mean anything.
With overhang, layer thickness vs extrusion width is a significant factor.
by zemlin
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Poor quality and printhead drag
Replies: 18
Views: 3164

Re: Poor quality and printhead drag

Hard to provide any sort of advise without knowing your current print parameters. I don't have the factory settings memorized and have never tried printing with them. Nozzle size, extrusion width, layer thickness, temperatures, speeds, etc ... Assuming you are using the .4mm diameter nozzle, I would...
by zemlin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New simple printing head
Replies: 2
Views: 883

Re: New simple printing head

Do you have suggestions for a design improvement, or are you just venting?
by zemlin
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Temperature control in the N2(+) enclosure
Replies: 14
Views: 2489

Re: Temperature control in the N2(+) enclosure

hardbc wrote:Can you please tell me what have you used for cutting the plexiglass?

Thanks a lot!


I'm using a 2-flute 1/8" diameter endmill with an 1/8" shank to fit into the Dremel.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#8876a13/=1e4yl4i
by zemlin
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Bracket/Fix for N2 Rotating Z-Axis Ball Nuts
Replies: 18
Views: 4559

Re: Bracket/Fix for N2 Rotating Z-Axis Ball Nuts

The ball nuts are not bolted tight to the print bed. The bolts are loose to prevent any binding that might occur due to minor misalignment of the linear motion bearings, rods, and the ball screws. The combination of the loose bolts and play in the holes means that the ball nuts are free to rotate se...
by zemlin
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Bracket/Fix for N2 Rotating Z-Axis Ball Nuts
Replies: 18
Views: 4559

Re: Bracket/Fix for N2 Rotating Z-Axis Ball Nuts

DrExcess wrote:Wow thanks for these.

Glad they worked out well for you.
by zemlin
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Can't place order from out of the country
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Re: Can't place order from out of the country

Thanks, but I'll be back in the US on Wednesday. I'll just place the order then. It's nothing I need in a hurry.
by zemlin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Can't place order from out of the country
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Can't place order from out of the country

I live in the US and am currently traveling in Asia. I was going to pre-order some boots and a couple other parts. The web site keeps throwing me over to the .asia site where I don't have an account. I have tried 4 different web browsers and all behave the same. As soon as I click on the https://www...

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